Above image: Australian eco artist and engineer Natalie Jeremijenko on her “WingSwing” in the Bronx. Photography: Ben Stechschulte/Redux, for The New York Times
Last night saw the launch of the inaugural Festival of Landscape Architecture: This Public Life at HASSELL’s Melbourne rooftop. The festival’s creative directors, Claire Martin, Cameron Bruhn and Ricky Ricardo announced a host of international and local industry leaders, who will ignite public discourse on landscape architecture.
Prominent guests invited to speak at the festival include landscape architect Martí Franch Batllori (Spain), of Estudio Martí Franch (EMF), New York-based Australian artist and engineer Natalie Jeremijenko, and award-winning Cees van der Veeken of the Dutch landscape architecture practice LOLA (Lost Landscapes).
Other confirmed speakers are:
Ana Abram, Amphibious Lab (London)
Andreu Arriola-Madorell, ARRIOLA&FIOL (Barcelona)
Sue Barnsley, Sue Barnsley Design (Sydney)
Dr Jacky Bowring, Lincoln University (Christchurch)
Tanya Court (Adelaide)
Carmen Fiol-Costa, ARRIOLA&FIOL (Barcelona)
Janet Laurence (Sydney)
Maj Plemenitas, LINKSCALE (London)
David van der Leer, Van Alen Institute (New York)
This Public Life Festival will be presented from 15 – 18 October in Melbourne, with a diverse range of events catering to landscape architects, students, built environment professionals and the wider community.