Facilitator – Landscape Australia Conference 2017
Dr Jillian Walliss works in the University of Melbourne’s landscape architecture program, where she teaches landscape theory and design studios. In 2015 her book Digital Technologies and Landscape Architecture: re-conceptualising design and making was published by Routledge. Co-written with Dr Heike Rahmann, the book draws on interviews and projects from a range of international designers and academics to explore the influence of parametric modelling, scripting, real-time data, simulation, prototyping, fabrication and Building information modeling on the design and construction of contemporary landscapes. Her most recent work investigates a new generation of urban open spaces, which feature the explicit manipulation of climatic phenomena. She is currently guest editing a special issue of Landscape Architecture Australia with Dr Heike Rahmann which focuses on the Asian Century. This will be published in February 2018.