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


Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA)

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SPECIAL OFFER: IFLA 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 IFLA2020 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 recognize the complex interconnectedness of planetary systems, and the dynamic relationships between people, places, and other living entities. We also recognize 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, Alzheimer's), 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 the registration to join the watch party for the awards - so you don't miss out on any of the fun!


Street Furniture Australia is giving away 50 Leuchtturm 1917 notebooks to the first 50 full Land-e-Scape registrations.  These will be posted out to you ready for note-taking during the event!


To register or for more information, please visit: https://bit.ly/32SaARs