Landscape Australia Conference, Melbourne, May 2019

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Landscape Australia Conference, Melbourne, May 2019


Following two iterations in Sydney, which drew together some of the most intriguing Australian and international landscape architects working today, the 2019 Landscape Australia Conference will be held in Melbourne on 11 May.

The 2019 Landscape Australia Conference: Cultivating New Agencies will engage with diverse local and international speakers on the role of landscape in shaping our future through the design, planning and management of gardens, cities and regions. 

The one-day conference will explore the opportunities and challenges of practising in particular contexts, what Australian practitioners can learn from their local and international counterparts in the face of similar challenges, and the importance of understanding cultural context in a meaningful process of engagement and design.

Speakers will bring a diverse set of backgrounds and perspectives to the conversation, spanning landscape architecture, horticulture, garden design, architecture and urbanism, to ensure engaging and lively debate.

As part of the program, the conference will feature a moderated panel discussion geared toward unpacking key ideas and strategies relevant to Australian practitioners, researchers and students.

This year’s speakers include Helen Smith-Yeo of Singapore-based firm STX Landscape Architects, and Sanitas Pradittasnee of Bangkok-based studio Sanitas Studio, as well as local Canberra practitioner Anna Chauvel of Place Laboratory and Jocelyn Chiew from Monash University’s Buildings and Property division. 

View speaker bios here.

The event will be held on Saturday, 11 May 2019 in the Clemenger Auditorium at the Roy Ground’s-designed NGV International, with morning and lunch breaks in the Great Hall, known for its iconic stained glass ceiling by Leonard French.

CPD accreditation

Australian Institute of Landscape Architects: 5 informal points or 10 formal points*
Planning Institute of Australia (PIA): Up to 8 points.*

New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects (NZILA): 5 points.

*AILA members must complete assessment questions to qualify for formal points. PIA members must enter CPD points manually in their CPD Record. 

More speakers and CPD accreditation to be announced shortly.

This event is generously supported by the Australian Institute of Landscape ArchitectsOzbreed and Christie, presented by Landscape Architecture Australia magazine and, and organized by Architecture Media.

Early bird sale commences 18 February. Tickets are limited, don’t miss out!

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