Creative Director of the 2018 International Festival of Landscape Architecture announced

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Creative Director of the 2018 International Festival of Landscape Architecture announced

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AILA has named Taylor Cullity Lethlean (TCL) as the Creative Director for the 2018 International Festival of Landscape Architecture - The Expanding Field: Charting the Future of Practice.

Taking place on the Gold Coast in October, TCL’s theme for the 2018 festival, The Expanding Field, will explore connections and overlaps in practice around landscape, both within and beyond the profession.

“Our discipline is evolving, forming creative relationships with new allied fields, continually adapting to a time of rapid change. We see a case therefore to no longer look inward, but to push out to the edges and “un-define the defined” said TCL, in a recent AILA press release on the Festival.

Through presentations by key local and international landscape architects, designers and members of diverse professions, the Festival aims to identify and encourage new and innovative forms of practice, charting new territories for the future of the landscape profession.

“We will hear from landscape architects, urban designers, anthropologists, authors, scientists, artists and others about themes and topics that surround us, and by expanding our gaze, we hope to illuminate possible pathways forward that enable landscape architecture to grow its relevance and ability to confront and significantly contribute to the challenges of the coming century,” said TCL.

The inaugural AILA Festival of Landscape Architecture was held in 2014 with the theme Forecast and was directed by Sharon Mackay and Di Snape, with Catherin Bull as adviser.

Previous Festival themes and Creative Directors include:

2017: The 3rd City
Helen Lochhead with Catherine Evans, Sara Padgett Kjaersgaard and Mike Harris, in close collaboration with Mark Tyrrell and Scott Hawken

2016: Not In My Backyard
Richard Weller

2015: This Public Life
Cameron Bruhn, Claire Martin and Ricky Ricardo

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The 2018 International Festival of Landscape Architecture - The Expanding Field: Charting the Future of Practice, will be held on the Gold Coast, QLD from 11- 14 October 2018.


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