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IFLA Europe marks World Landscape Architecture Month!!!
This year the Slovenian Association of Landscape Architects / SALA together with the Department of Landscape Architecture, Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, and with several other supporters is preparing numerous events (the international conference, traditional meeting of associations, exhibition of landscape architecture projects, edition of a monograph), the red thread of them being green systems and/or green infrastructure. We, the landscape architects, wish to expose with them the importance of green spaces and, first of all, the role of planning the green infrastructure for the quality of life and role of our profession in this subject. Not at last, also Ljubljana – The European Green Capital 2016 – represents an inspiration for this event.
WORLD LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE MONTH
Every year we dedicate various events to the world month of landscape architecture. Our work is supported by several organizations, and above all by several individuals. All events of this year are published in a calendar, and they will be presented in details, together with their organizers, weekly on the website www.dkas.si, and daily on our fb profile. This year, the events of the month of landscape architecture started in March already and they will be concluded in June. In numerous Slovene towns, namely in Celje, Ivančna Gorica, Izola, Križevci pri Ljutomeru, Maribor, Murska Sobota, Novo mesto, Piran, Podčetrtek, Ribnica, Slovenj Gradec, Škofja Loka, Velenje, and in Ljubljana, of course, the European Green Capital 2016, several and diverse events will occur, intended for adults and children, citizens, villagers and professional public. The main event was the lecture given on April 4th 2016 by the distinguished landscape architect, Professor Catharine Ward Thompson, PhD, from Edinburgh’s Openspace Research Centre, which actually represented the introduction in the international conference ”Green Infrastructure – New Challenges for Urban Landscape Planning”
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE “GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE – NEW CHALLENGES FOR URBAN LANDSCAPE PLANNING”
On 17 May 2016 the Slovenian Association of Landscape Architects (SALA) with the Department of Landscape Architecture, Biotechnical Faculty of the University of Ljubljana and the Regional Development Agency of the Ljubljana Urban Region (RDA LUR), under support of the City Municipality of Ljubljana will organize the international conference “Green Infrastructure – New Challenges for Urban Landscape Planning” in Ljubljana (Estate Hall at the Ljubljana Castle).
The purpose of the Conference is to emphasize the importance of strategic and comprehensive planning of green open space and the role of green open space for the quality of the living environment as also their role in creating the social, cultural and economic value of the urban environment. With the Conference we also wish to draw attention to the importance and role that the landscape architecture has for the planning of durable, smart and people-friendly towns.
PROFESSIONAL MEETING OF THE ASSOCIATIONS OF LANDSCATE ARCHITECTS OF CROATIA, SERBIA AND SLOVENIA
On the occasion of the Conference the already traditional professional meeting of the associations of landscape architects of Croatia, Serbia and Slovenia entitled »Krajina Krajobraz Pejzaž« will take place. This year it is organized by our Slovene Association in Ljubljana. Last year the meeting took place in Belgrade (Serbia) and the year before in Zagreb (Croatia). Green infrastructure will also be the theme of this year´s meeting that will take place from 15 till 17 May with the main event occuring on May 17th in Ljubljana in the Chamber of Architecture and Spatial Planning. The members of both guest associations will participate in the exhibition and conference.
EXHIBITION GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE – NEW CHALLENGES FOR URBAN LANDSCAPE PLANNING
The Conference will be accompanied by the exhibition of examples of green systems from Slovenia, Croatia and Serbia. The exhibition will be opened on the eve of the Conference, on May 16th 2016 (Ljubljana Town Hall, Historical atrium), and will stay opened till May 28th 2016. Then it will move to other places in Slovenia, Croatia and Serbia and support the performance of new thematic events.
The events will be rounded up with the edition of the academic monograph »The Green System of Ljubljana«, prepared by the Department of Landscape Architecture, Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana.
All the announced events will be continously presented in detail on the website of SALA http://www.dkas.si/, social networks and in daily newspapers.
- Lithuanian Association of Landscape Architects
April is the World Landscape Architecture Month and Lithuanian Association of Landscape Architects, LALA joins the activities organized in Lithuania and Europe, also around the world, to celebrate the landscape architecture and the work of landscape architects. International Conference “Formation of Urban Green Areas 2016: Plants and Man” will take place on 27–28 April, 2016 in Klaipeda State University of Applied Sciences.
When we are thinking about the plants, we imagine the diversity of colors, shapes, and fragrances. The problems facing plants in their natural environment are not inferior to thecomplexity of our problems: the use of resources has to be optimized, we have to be ready to cope with a number of unforeseen stressors, with the purpose to provide abundance of plant descendants and their optimal growth. A man who is near the plants forms the environment with the assistance of these plants. So, who adapts to whom – the man to plants, or plants to the man…The aim of the conference is to discover the harmony between the interrelation of plants and human, in order to ensure sustainable environmental development. We hope that participants will have an opportunity to establish new contacts, exchange information and share experiences on creation and preservation of sustainable and high-quality living environment.
In the light of recent road accidents we try to improve visibility of pedestrians on the streets of Tartu. Since 85% of accidents happen to pedestrians whilecrossing a street,our goal to create safer crossings for pedestrians. Also, that drivers would become more aware of what kind of threat they pose by parking on a crosswalk. Goal of the project is also to pass a message for future street and construction planners to more consider the safety of pedestrians.
Public installation “Notice! Break through!”
“Breakthrough” is an installation in EstoNian University of Life Sciences campus during April. Its aim is to get the attention of university and university students to much – needed pedestrian breakthroughs in the campus;
“Notice! Workshop! Urban picnic furniture!”
The event is offering an opportunity for students to build some urban picnic furniture. Constructed furniture would be set up later in the center of Tartu.
“Notice! Working landscape architect!”
In collaboration with various agencies and departments, where landscape architects are working on a daily basis, we open our doors for curious people who want to find out what is like to be a working landscape architect .
“Notice! Movie night!”
We are showing a movie about landscape architecture.
“Notice! Urban picnic furniture!”
The event provides people with a temporary installation that offers more recreation Opportunities in the public space. Picnic tables and benches are placed in the Tartu city center for people offering an alternative way to spend some time in green spaces. Benches also show how small landscape architectural forms and landscape architecture as a discipline, engaged in outdoor living space, change the public urban space to be more interesting, user-friendly and versatile.
“Notice! Good outdoor space!”
Lately, Tartu outdoor space, particularly in terms of quantity and quality, has been heightened By public attention. Tartu government is preparing a new comprehensive plan in relation to the parks in the center, which does not leave people indifferent. This event offers an opportunity to review these parks and bring clarity to the case -what is the plan of city government, what do our citizens want, which is the actual situation of parks and what would landscape architects do in this situation?
“Notice! Bike tour!”
This traditional event is about driving through Tartu by bikes and visiting all the interesting and exciting places. The route passes through all parts of the city of Tartu, the participants will be able to examine he city of Tartu more thoroughly. This year, bike tour also includes Finnish friendship association-VistaRY-members.
Photo Contest “Notice!City pattern!”
The aim is to get people to notice the surrounding space and its special character. Theme of the photo contest is “Notice! City patterns!”. Participants can give examples of how they see the urban space, patterns in it and its special character through photographs .
Friendship association of EMÜS – Vista RY – is visiting Estonia for the second time. Vista RY is taking part in “Notice! Urban picnic furniture!” installation. Also are members participating in “Notice! Bike tour!” in the context of visiting the city of Tartu and its various neighborhoods, public spaces in the city and university campus. Similarities and differences in the use of green spaces will be discussed between two nations during this time of their stay.
“Notice! Ending seminar! Birthday of EMÜS!”
Events of April will have their ending during this event. A conclusion of the events will be made and prizes will be given out for the winners of photo contest. This event is also a celebration of EMÜS‘s 17th birthday.
“Notice! Urban picnic!”
The aim is to open the picnic season of 2016. Event provides the opportunity to spend some quality time with your friends and family eating and playing games on the lawn.
Welcoming: Albert Fekete, International vice-Dean of the Faculty; Attila Vincze and Anna Eplényi, Chair and foreign secretary of HALA; and V4 delegates of the Landscape Architecture Associations: Czech Republic (Klara Salzmann- Jana Pyskova), Poland (Piotr Murdza – Urszula Forczek-Brataniec) and Slovakia (Maria Bihunova).
25th APRIL 2016, 15:00 – CONFERENCE AND BOOK-DISPLAY
Location: FUGA – Budapest Centre for Architecture, Petőfi Sándor u. 5.
ZOOOM-IN! SHIFTING IN-BETWEEN VARIOUS SCALES OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE ISSUE
26th APRIL 2016, 17:00 – Day of Landscape Architecture
HUGARIAN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT OF THE YEAR – EXHIBITION AND AWARD CEREMONY
The 4-th Landscape Forum “City Park” Moscow on April 5, 2016.
Topic: The comfort of city open spaces.
Professional landscape architects, outstanding representatives of domestic and foreign schools of landscape architecture, heads of profile government structures of Moscow, St. Petersburg and other regions of Russia, town-planners, ecologists, specialists in cultural studies, housing and communal services managers, teachers, students, representatives of mass media and other experts are invited to take part in discussion.
The Forum is one of two annual general events of ALAROS Association. The second one is a festival “The Russian National Award on Landscape Architecture” – it has to be 7-th time the festival will take place in Moscow this autumn. Both events include youth activities such as Youth landscape forum, students competitions and etc.
World landscape architecture month 2015
April is Landscape Architecture Month and IFLA Europe joins activities organised in Europe and around the world to celebrate the landscape architecture, raise awareness to the profession and work of landscape architects.
ifla eu launches scapeworld programme 2015
SCAPEWORLD – IFLA Europe launches programme to contribute to the World Landscape Architecture Month. Scapeworld is action group whose objective is to raise awareness about landscape architecture engaging LA students, young practitioners, general public and all those interested in landscape architecture. The main objective is to create initially a virtual space, an area understood as a playground, where LA professionals, young LA practitioners and students can meet, learn about other and present their own landscapes, identity, etc. At a later stage, all activities carried out would be presented to wide public in order to explain better and become more understandable what landscape architecture is and why was it so important for the future of our society.
In this playground there will be many activities, based on creativity, collaboration and handmade work. And at the same time, everyone will be asked to express the landscape perception that they have acquired. This is important for the programme; with this project we would create a big European Global Landscape Identity, throughout activities made and created by the members, and shared using social media. This programme is aimed to help remove the barrier between Landscape professionals and the rest of people. The programme network and activities will be used to better explain what landscape architecture is and represent to practitioners and to promote and bring closer the profession.
Scapeworld – Landscape architects under an almond tree, 26 April 2015, at Parque de la Quinta de los Molinos, in Madrid
Landscape architects will meet in Madrid, at Parque de la Quinta de los Molinos in Madrid on 26 April 2015, to celebrate World Landscape Architecture Month and introduce IFLA Europe’s Scapeworld networking project. This project will create a big European Global Landscape Identity aimed at removing the barrier between landscape and other professionals through activities made and created by the members and shared using social media. Local authorities, representatives of universities and local supporter associations will also be present to discuss, raise awareness and encourage landscape architects from Madrid and Spain to put new energy into the work.
Estonian Landscape Architecture Students Organization (ELASO or EMÜS in Estonian) celebrates the international Landscape Architecture Month “Backyards”.
|During the month of March everyone interested can send in photos under the keyword “Secret garden”. The photos will then be exhibited at all of the other events that ELASO will organize. The public will choose their favourite and at the end of the month the winners will be announced.|
|The final seminar and ELASO Birthday|
|This will take place on 30th of March. The winners of the photo competition will be announced and ELASO will also celebrate its 16th birthday.|
|Recycling old chairs by turning them into public benches, which will be displayed at various places.|
|The workshops will take place on the 2nd and 9th of April at ELASO premises (Kreutzwaldi 56/3), the benches will be installed and displayed on the 13th of April.|
|22 April 2015 – Bikes Out! This activity will take place at the center of Tartu, on Küüni st. A bicycle mechanic will be present helping anyone fix up their bike for the coming bicycle season. Photos from this event will be exhibited.|
|Bicycle Tour and Picnic|
|These events will take place on the 2nd of May. The bicycle tour will follow a path through places that can be described as backyards and will end on the bank of Emajõgi, where a public picnic will take place. Everyone is welcomed to join. We will barbecue, play games and socialize.|
WAK10: Landscape architecture in Scandinavia
The tenth edition of the SAK series “Contemporary landscape architecture – trends, technologies and practice” (WAK10) will take place on 10 April 2015 in Warsaw, Poland.
The Conference is a part of activities which mark Landscape Architecture Month and will be devoted to landscape architecture in Scandinavian countries. The Conference will gather landscape architects, garden designers, students and local authorities.
The speakers include landscape architects and contractors from Scandinavia, including, inter alia, the world-renowned Swedish designer Thorbjörn Andersson and representatives of leading Danish studio 1: 1 Landskab.
More about the Conference program on the following link: http://sak.org.pl/
The Portuguese landscape architects will meet on the 24 April, in Oporto, in Casa da Prelada , under a monumental tree, to celebrate the International day for Monuments and Sites and the World Landscape Architecture Month (WLAM).
The event is organized by the Portuguese Association of Landscape Architects with the Oporto and Trás-os-Montes Universities (FCUP and UTAD).
There will be a guided visit to the garden, a picnic and a tribute will be held to the memorable Oporto landscape architect, Ilídio de Araújo.
The way for the future in the North of Portugal will be discussed on what it concerns to the Landscape Architecture in Portugal.
Some pictures will be taken to the “Designed by a Landscape Architect” campaign the American Society of Landscape Architects is promoting for the ALAM.
For more information please visit: http://www.apap.pt
Landscape Architect and Junior Landscape Architect of the Year
In every April since 2011, Hungary celebrates its accomplished landscape architecture professionals with the Prize of Landscape Architect of the Year. On an evening close to the day when Frederic Law Olmsted was born, the Landscape Architect and the Junior Landscape Architect of the Year is named year-to-year.
The Prize has been founded by Hungarian Association of Landscape Architects alongside with the Landscape Architectural Department of Chamber of Hungarian Architects and the Semmelrock Stein+Design LLP.
This year’s event will take place on the 23rd of April in FUGA Contemporary Architecture Centre in Budapest.
As a tradition, a foreign jury member is invited to participate in the award process and also to contribute in the dissemination of the Prize all around Europe. In 2013, the Italian Association of Landscape Architecture has been welcomed, while in 2014 the Federation of German Landscape Architects joined the team of juries. In 2015, in favour of the Visegrad Countries initiative, the Association of Polish Landscape Architects, Stowarzyszenie Architektury Krajobrazu delegates a jury member.
Following the success of the Landscape Odyssey 2010 posters exhibition series in Hungary, we intend to collect the best landscape projects between 2010-2015 and hereby we’re inviting you to join our initiative.
Landscape Odyssey 2010 included high quality landscape architectural projects from Hungary, while introduced them country-wide in a frame of an exhibition series and disseminated this collection as a catalogue over Central Europe. The exhibition visited Budapest, Debrecen, Miskolc, Békéscsaba, Győr, Fehérvárcsurgó, Subotica (RS) and Târgu Mures (RO) and closed with total 5000 visitors. The catalogue was published bilingual, in Hungarian and in English and it is available online here.
In this year’s exhibition our aim is to introduce two new approaches: refresh the theme and invite contributors from the V4 countries; Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakien.
2015: LANDSCAPEODYSSEY will welcome posters covering the following 8 topics:
01 garden design (or garden architecture)
02 open space design (or urban design)
03 urban landscape (or urban development)
04 landscape development (or spatial development)
05 landscape protection (or nature conservation)
06 research & theory (or scientific work)
07 social movement (or public action)
08 landart & street art (or small scale design & art)
The exhibition will take place between 7-29th May, in Budapest. Entry fee: 800 HUF.
Exhibition opening ceremony
Event date: 17:00 7th May, 2015.
Venue: Pesti Vigado, Vigado ter 2., Budapest 1054
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Event date: 10:00 – 16:00 8th May, 2015.
Venue: FUGA Contemporary Architecture Centre Budapest, Petofi Sandor u. 5.
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For the opening ceremony and the conference, more info and registration here.
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE EUROPE book launch
On May 9 2015 the 4th edition in the Landscape Architecture Europe book series will be presented in Budapest. The book launch takes place at FUGA – Center for Architecture.
15.00h Kathryn Moore (LAE board)
15.10h Lisa Diedrich, chief editor of LAE: the LAE book project – selection and content
15.30h Dominika Tihanyi (Ujirany Landscape Architects): public art projects in the Palace Quarter
15.45h Marinke Steenhuis, LAE essayist: Healing modernity – approaches in European landscape architecture
16.30 Kathryn Moore (LAE board) hands out first copies to Nigel Thorne, representative of IFLA Europe, Peter Schuchmann (Hungarian Chamber of Architects), György Alföldi (Jozsefvaros Rehabilitation & Urban Development Plc) and Gajus Scheltema, Dutch ambassador (to be confirmed)
17.00 Drinks, snacks, chat
May 10 Excursion
11.00 – 14.00h Bus tour to landscape projects in Budapest, guided by Albert Fekete (Corvinus University).
Fee: 15 euros per person (this needs to be paid in cash)
Send an email to email@example.com before April 23. Please indicate if you want to join the excursion on Sunday.
Location: FUGA – Center for Architecture, 1052 Budapest, Petőfi Sándor utca 5.
The book will be available at the special price for members of IFLA Europe, ECLAS and all landscape architects who made an entry for the book. More information on the book in our next newsletter.
This publication has been made possible by the financial support of IFLA, Creative Industries Fund NL, NH Bos Foundation, Swiss Federation of Landscape Architects (BSLA), Dutch embassy, Józsefváros 8th District (City of Budapest) and many sponsors.
The book launch is connected to the 2015: Landscape Odyssey event. This exhibition represents the most significant works of Hungarian contemporary landscape architecture and demonstrates a cross section of landscape architecture in other Visegrad Countries (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland). The exhibition starts on May 7, on May 8 there is an international conference.
Landscape Architecture Europe 4 open call for entries had over 500 submissions, from which an international jury of professionals (Paolo Bürgi (chair), Monika Gora, Jandirk Hoekstra, Thierry Kandjee, Laura Zampieri) selected 44 projects of outstanding quality. The book is edited by Lisa Diedrich (editor-in-chief), Jessica Bridger, Mark Hendriks and Claudia Moll.
April is the World Landscape Architecture Month and Lithuanian Association of Landscape Architects, LALA joins the activities organized in Lithuania and Europe, also around the world, to celebrate the landscape architecture and the work of landscape architects. International Conference “Formation of Urban Green Areas 2015: public spaces” will take place on 22–23 April, 2015 in Klaipeda State College.
The conference aim is to find the harmonious relationship between human and public space, seeking to ensure sustainable development of the environment. We hope that participants will have an opportunity to establish new contacts, exchange information and share experiences on creation and preservation of sustainable and high-quality living environment.
More details and programme of the Conference available on LKAS Conference FORMATION OF URBAN GREEN AREAS programme (2015) Lithuania
AIAPP- Associazione Italiana di Architettura del Paesaggio is celebrating every year April as World Landscape Architecture Month by event called “Giardini e Paesaggi Aperti” on 11 and 12 April, when in all AIAPP Regions there are organised technical tours based on the theme of the year, this year being“Landscapes and Agriculture”.
More information and updates about the tours program and registrations could be found on AIAPP website at:
Moreover AIAPP joined together with ASLA Chapters, participating at their “designed by landscape architect” campaign by the hashtag #WLAM2015 #WLAM2015AIAPPItaly sharing pictures on social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)