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2020 AILA Land-E-Scape: Reset - Towards Healing

Posted 21 09 2020

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2020 AILA Land-E-Scape: Reset - Towards Healing

// SPECIAL OFFER: NZILA Members are able to purchase a full pass to Land-E-Scape at the price of an AILA Member. To register and save on your registration use the promotional code NZILA2020 when registering //

AILA is excited to launch a virtual conference escape in 2020.  Join colleagues from across Australia and the globe as we create something new and exciting to enable members to learn, engage and connect.

If 2020 has taught us anything, it's that complacency is something we can no longer afford. As landscape architects we recognise the complex interconnectedness of planetary systems, and the dynamic relationships between people, places and other living entities. We also recognise that we can choose the way we move forward. In a year marked by the ferocious sorrows of bushfire, Black Lives Matter, and COVID we have also been given the opportunity to pause. Land-e-Scape: Reset - towards healing invites landscape architects to collectively pause, reflect, discuss and explore the ways our profession can contribute to what comes next. How do we heal our relationships with nature, with the places we live, work and play, and with each other?

Across four themes we will explore the opportunities and acknowledge the work already underway:
Recuperation (Monday) - Healing from event shock including sessions on bushfires, COVID19, Rebuilding Beirut and Landscape without borders
Repair (Tuesday) - Healing the planet including sessions on climate change, urban green initiatives and blue meets green
Restore (Wednesday) - Healing spaces that allow for enhanced connection and wellbeing including sessions on biophilic landscapes in education; healing gardens, designing for health (autism, Alzheimers) and war gardens
Reparation (Thursday) - Healing fractured relationships including sessions on gender equity, traditional knowledge, community engagement and opportunities for traditional owners in national parks.

The 2020 Land-E-Scape week includes the National Landscape Architecture Awards.  All Land-E-Scape registrants will automatically include registration to join the watch party for the awards - so you don't miss out on any of the fun!

To register or for more information, please click here