On Sunday concluded the 2022 Festival of Landscape Architecture organised by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architecture. This year’s theme was COUNTRY, recognising that it is critical for all involved in shaping urban environments to join with First Nations people to gain a deeper understanding of Country as we prepare our cities for the complex challenges of climate change.
The Festival brought together Elders, Traditional Custodians and First Nations designers, artists and practitioners, representative of the diversity of Country across Australia, and the varied philosophical approaches to understanding, being with and caring for Country.
COUNTRY built on the important work and ongoing conversations that have been happening within and adjacent to the discipline of Landscape Architecture about connecting to, caring for and designing with Country.
Two UQ|UP delegates, Jim Walker and Dorina Pojani, attended COUNTRY.