ELASA SPRING Meeting 1-7 May 2023, Vienna, Austria

ELASA SPRING Meeting 1-7 May 2023, Vienna, Austria

ELASA is European Landscape Architecture Student Association which promotes cooperation, exchange and mobility of the students within the association and also gives support for developing landscaping ideas and concepts across Europe. Next year, Croatia will become a host country for the first time and will be hosting a one-week ELASA meeting welcoming students from more than 10 countries around Europe. The association itself has around 1000 members and operates in a close connection with the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) and the European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools (ECLAS). Each year an annual meeting (summer) and a smaller mini-meeting (spring) are arranged. Every meeting is organised in a different country by landscape architecture students of a university from that country. After the spring meeting, we are organising an annual meeting in France.

ELASA shapes landscape architecture students from all over Europe. Each country is represented by a country representative. Led by a Representative in meetings of the European and global professional and educational landscape architecture organizations like IFLA Europe and ECLAS (European Counsel of Landscape Architecture Schools).

These meetings are really important for our association because this is one of the main ways of keeping communication, sharing information and planning the next meetings. For this reason, a big welcome and thank you for being part of this team.

The topic of the next ELASA meeting in Austria is “urban jungle”. In doing so, we want to elaborate on the term: What is an urban jungle and what characterizes it? How is it created and what are its different shapes? Does urban wilderness have to be a “chaotic collection of plants” or can the urban jungle already be a form of wilderness? Of course, as planners we are particularly interested in whether it is possible to plan an “urban jungle” or whether it has to emerge and develop “bottom-up” on its own.

We’ve planned 5 full days with workshops, site visits, lectures and fun activities for you. During these days we’ll stay mostly in Vienna but anyways you’ll get a good impression of landscape architecture in Austria and wilderness in the city.

Arrival day // 01 May 2023
Welcome to Austria! Individual arrival and meet up in Vienna. Introduction. Dinner together.

1st day // 02 May 2023
Getting to know each other. Discovering Vienna. Workshops. International dinner.

2nd day // 03 May 2023
Site visits of various projects in Vienna.

3rd day // 04 May 2023
Discovering the green/ blue infrastructure with Elisabeth Bergler. Guided tour through the Westbahnpark.

4th day // 05 May 2023
Daytrip to national park Donau Auen/ Lobau.

5th day // 06 May 2023
Workshop on wild plants growing in the city. Time to relax at Danube Island.

Departure day // 07 May 2023
Time to say goodbye and have a brunch.

More information is available on ELASA spring meeting 2023 – Urban Jungle – Austria (elasa-austria23.com

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