Taneile Nixon - Qfresh Chair
Hi AILA Queensland!
With the Christmas Break a distant memory, Qfresh has been busily working away to set ourselves up for 2020. The first item on the agenda was to wrangle the best and brightest troops to form our Qfresh Committee and I am excited to announce they are; Taneile Nixon (Chair), Sara Eckermann (Vice-Chair), Skye Reid (Vice-Chair), Holly Peacock, Georgia England, Hannah Kernahan, Andy Belcher, Owen Café, Julia McCann, Connor Evers and Marina Couchman!
This year, our committee is eager and committed to creating excellent educational and networking opportunities for you all! During our first committee meeting we conceptualised 5 key events we would like to deliver over the next 12 months and locked them into the calendar for March, May, July, September and November! We are keeping our cards close to our chest for now, so be sure to keep an eye out as details of each start emerging.
As per usual we will also be hosting ‘Fresh Fridays’ in between each of our key events this year! If you are keen to get to know your fellow landscape architects in a really casual setting, then these get togethers are for you!
As for our first event for the year… We are so thrilled to be hosting a design charette titled ‘Disruptive Design!’
In this event we will strive to teach you the skills to undertake out of the box thinking on the fly. We will be tackling a highly topical scenario in groups whilst the facilitator offers tips to generate creative thinking and strives to flip our typical design trajectory on its head. The event format has been likened to a design based ‘escape room’, so we can guarantee a laughter-filled and light-hearted evening!
The event will take place on 3rd March (Week 2 of QUT Calendar) to perfectly avoid uni deadlines. To register or find out more head to the AILA website event page.
Finally, I would like to say a big thankyou to Tract, Urbis, Vee and Wolter Consulting who have kindly agreed sponsor Qfresh in 2020! Our sponsor support is instrumental in helping us deliver events with great content that are free and accessible for our student/graduate members.
To stay up to date with what we are up to and for more information on our events please follow us on Facebook @ailafreshqld and Instagram @qfresh_aila as it is the easiest way for us to reach you all!
We hope to see you at one of our events soon!