National Events

AILA’s events portfolio provides a chance for members to engage, learn, network and gain valuable CPD points. Events are run by AILA nationally and locally throughout the year. Other industry events of interest to our members are listed here as well.

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2021 Festival of Landscape Architecture: Spectacle and Collapse
// Festival website is now live //

13 - 16 October 2021 | Hybrid event, from Perth, Australia

AILA is working with the National Board and Creative Directors on the 2021 Festival of Landscape Architecture. This hybrid event will allow attendees to join face-to-face in Perth or as a virtual attendee. The new format will make the event truly accessible to all our members to engage, learn and connect via a hybrid event.

Presentations, discussions and events based around the theme, Spectacle & Collapse, will inspire participants to be active agents of change through dynamic design processes and creative solutions to difficult problems.

More and more of our society is drawn to experience and understand the world around us as spectacle – consumable and pleasurable, dramatic and superficial, speculative and temporary; image obsessed. At the same time, we are threatened with the collapse of ecosystems, critical to the survival and vitality of communities and cultures. Yet acting on this threat requires depth of systems thinking and practice and an appreciation of prolonged time, large scales and broad context.  Landscape architects are skilled in these modes of thought and practice – how can we better move between image making and contextual reality?  Is our focus on spectacle obscuring our vision and reducing our capacity to act in response to collapse?

As landscape architects, can we position ourselves to negotiate with and re-imagine a world at risk of collapse, to see through the spectacle and work beyond its limits?

  • Exploring Landscapes of Spectacle - Under the influence of globalisation, digitalisation, increasing mobility and social expectations, people are drawn to a perpetual search for new experiences: Instagram Landscapes; Wild Landscapes; and Future Landscapes.
  • Exploring Landscapes of Collapse - To understand, relinquish, restore, and reinvent are paramount to Landscape Architectural research and design process in order to explore new social, economic, cultural and ecological frameworks; Landscapes are regenerated to suit local demand, abandoned landscapes are reclaimed and connections to local systems are reinvented. 

The 2021 AILA National Landscape Architecture Awards will be announced during the Festival on Thursday, 14 October.

For more information including speakers and tickets, please visit the Festival website.

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Recorded AILA Events

Video recordings of various AILA CPD events around the country are available to view online and may count towards your annual CPD requirements.  Recordings include local seminars, online courses and past Festival of Landscape Architecture sessions.

Recordings are free for AILA members to view - you will need to sign in to your Member Profile for access.  Videos are available for non-members to view at the cost of $20.00 including GST per recording.

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