2022 Festival of Landscape Architecture: COUNTRY

2022 Festival of Landscape Architecture: COUNTRY



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 2022 Festival of Landscape Architecture: COUNTRY 

 13 - 16 October 2022 | Magandjin (Brisbane)

The 2022 Festival of Landscape Architecture will be curated by Blaklash Creative, LatStudios and Claudia Taborda as Creative Directors. 
 "It is critical for all involved in shaping urban environments to join with First Nations people to gain a deeper understanding of Country as we prepare our cities for the complex challenges of climate change".

We are bringing together Elders, Traditional Custodians and First Nations designers, artists and practitioners, representative of the diversity of Country across Australia, and the varied philosophical approaches to understanding, being with and caring for Country. COUNTRY will be an experience that builds on the important work and ongoing conversations that have been happening within and adjacent to the discipline, about connecting to, caring for and designing with Country.

The Creative Directors have been yarning with Elders, First Nations designers and the AILA Connection to Country Committee to align COUNTRY with parallel conversations. A local working group, of First Nations emerging Landscape Architects, has been integral to the philosophical approach, experiential design and curatorial direction of COUNTRY. 

After much debate and deliberation, the creative directorate have decided that COUNTRY will not be offered in an online format. We believe that it is important for participants to be present for the conversations, in mind and in body, engaging in deep listening and reciprocity. We believe that while an online format can have many positive aspects, this cannot happen if we are not in the same space.

 COUNTRY will follow six conversations, led by Traditional Custodians, Elders and First Nations Practitioners. Each conversation will be followed by a more intimate discussion, which will be facilitated by a First Nations lead. 


  1.  Meanings of Country: Elders in Conversation
  2.  Decolonising thoughts: Unlearning to learn
  3.  Designing with Country I: Paradigms and interdisciplinarity
  4.  Designing with Country II: Shifting paradigms - government to community
  5.  Indigenising Practice: First Nations Agency
  6.  Future: Country in practice


Visit the COUNTRY website for more information on the event.  Most Festival events will be held in and around South Bank, Brisbane. 

If you have questions about the 2022 Festival, please email [email protected]



Register early to secure your spot, limited tickets are available for purchase.   Registrations close 30 September unless sold out prior. 

Festival pass includes access to pre-reading list, pre-festival webinar, two day conference sessions (including catering for morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea), social events including Welcome Function and Closing Party plus first access to book for the Festival fringe tours and events.  Tickets to the National Awards are sold separately. 

Festival Pass

Registration Types


available until
24 August

rates from
25 August

AILA Members

AILA Member includes Fellows, RLA, Retired and Affiliate members.  $795  $895
AILA Graduate Member Open to AILA Graduate members and applicants.  $655  $755
AILA Student Member Open to all AILA Student members. Join now.  $395 $495


Non-member price. Become a member.

$1095 $1195 
Group Booking

Need to purchase a number of tickets on someone else's behalf? Please contact [email protected] 
We will email you a group booking form. Please note, tickets can't be held.

Members of built environment associations
Use code 22BUILT136 for 20% off the non member rate.


Please note no Flexi tickets or single day passes are available to purchase this year. 

All invoices and event registrations need to be paid by 30 September 2022.


Attendance at COUNTRY will require participation. Participants will need to be prepared to join in the conversation in a reciprocal way, with respect, practicing deep listening and engaging in the discussion. 

Participation at COUNTRY will require some pre-work. Participants will be required to read, listen to, or watch a set amount of material and there will be further material encouraged to make the most of the COUNTRY experience.  

Participation at COUNTRY will require presence. No pens, paper, phones, devices will be permitted, and it is expected that participants are fully immersed in the experience of engaging with COUNTRY. 

AILA's Festival of Landscape Architecture proudly supported by our National Supporting Corporate Partners

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Thursday, 13 October 2022 to
Sunday, 16 October 2022
9:00 am
$395 - $1195
Plaza Terrace Room
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
South Brisbane QLD 4101
30 Formal CPD Points

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