2022 IFLA Europe Exhibition: Re-considering Nature - Call for Landscape Architecture Projects!
The aim of the exhibition is to show the contemporary role of landscape architects in creating space. Its conventionally perceived task - to create and preserve beauty in the surroundings of human habitations - has expanded considerably. Environmental challenges, climate change and the living conditions of the inhabitants of larger and larger cities oblige us to take nature beyond the emphasis on aesthetic perspectives. In design, planning and management of landscapes, landscape architects face a contemporary challenge: thinking of nature as a subject, understanding its principles and respecting its needs.
Nature is again becoming a necessary, full-fledged part of landscapes transformed by man. It must underlay and penetrate all types of landscape, so that man can use its power in his efforts to build healthier and happier places to live. Life is broadly understood as the coexistence of people and nature. As recently experienced, the weather anomalies, protracted pandemic restrictions and still more and more obvious loss of (bio)diversity everywhere, we have become thoroughly convinced of the role of nature in the immediate and more distant surroundings. Its key impact on the broadly understood environmental balance, the microclimate of the places where we live, and the human psyche have become much more evident.
The IFLA Europe exhibition “Re-Considering Nature” will present projects conceived and created in close connection with nature. It will include large and small-scale implemented landscape architecture projects showing the forces of nature as well as exposing nature’s rights, role and importance.
The exhibition will present an overview of realised landscape architecture projects from all over Europe which are realised in harmony with nature and using nature-based solutions. Implemented projects will show work of landscape architects working either individually or in multidisciplinary teams. Realised projects will promote environmental as well as aesthetic value.