First Australian landscape architecture festival announced

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (ALIA) is seeking a creative director for the inaugural Festival of Landscape Architecture.

The festival will be dedicated to celebrating the contributions of landscape architectures to our communities and environments.

ALIA intends for the festival to engage the profession, universities, government and the public. It will feature events including a national conference, the National Landscape Architecture Awards, an education and research summit, as well as tours and fringe activities.

ALIA national president Mark Frisby says the event will allow landscape architects to foster global conversation.

"This is a unique and exciting opportunity for AILA and the profession to facilitate valuable exchanges between local and international practitioners; between speakers and delegates; between practice, industry, education, the public and authorities; and between Australia and the world," he said.

"I have experienced terrific camaraderie when landscape architects come together which breeds ideas, enthusiasm and outcomes that can only be generated by people coming together. The Festival of Landscape Architecture is the perfect event for such an exchange."

The festival is set to take place later this year in Brisbane, from October 16 to October 18.

ALIA is currently seeking expressions of interest from individuals, practices, schools or teams for the role of festival creative director. Responsibilities will include the development of the festival's theme and content, branding, and fringe events.

For more information, see ALIA's website.

Community Discussion

Be the first one to comment on this article
What would you like to say about this project?