The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) has announced
the Creative Director team for the 2015 Festival of Landscape Architecture, scheduled
to take place 15-17 October in Melbourne.
Cameron Bruhn, Claire Martin and Ricky Ricardo were selected as Creative
Directors for the 2015 Festival of Landscape Architecture, which carries the
theme ‘This Public Life’.
According to the newly appointed Festival Creative Directors, a better
understanding of the social and cultural effects of built environments can
provide new insights into some of the most important issues facing mankind today
from the global to the local, and from complex environmental problems to the
wellbeing of individuals and society.
This Public Life will feature speakers from the arts and sciences, both
nationally and internationally, and will aim to shift the prevailing
conversation from self-reflective to collaborative and critical. The Festival
will also encourage interdisciplinary awareness and enhance the public’s
understanding of landscape architecture.
The 2015 Festival of Landscape Architecture will explore the production
of public life through three key themes:
Life + Death: An exploration of human and natural systems, from
therapeutic landscapes to restorative environmental design.
Love + Longing: A consideration of form and meaning, through
phenomenology and desire.
Participation + Spectacle: An engagement with the city through
imagination and action; from vernacular landscapes to scalar events.
This Public Life will feature a diverse range of events including the
National Conference, 2015 National Landscape Architecture Awards, Research
Summit, plus an array of tours and fringe activities.