Living with water: Design for uncertain times

Living with water: Design for uncertain times

  • 20 March 2018, 9am – 5pm
  • NGV International
    Clemenger BBDO Auditorium 
    180 St Kilda Road
    Southbank, VIC 3006


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Water has always played a vital role in human history, enabling trade and agriculture while supporting health and vitality. Yet what happens when water threatens life? Today some cities suffer from rising sea-levels and unprecedented storms, while other cities suffer drought and depleted aquifers. How can we build resilience in such uncertain times?

In this full-day symposium, Foreground and a series of national and international experts explore the relationship between water and land.

Speakers

Kongjian Yu, Founder and Dean of the School of Landscape Architecture at Peking University and founding Director of Turenscape
Lykke Leonardsen, Program Director for Resilient and Sustainable City Solutions in Copenhagen
Kristina Hill, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, Environmental Planning and Urban Design, University of California, Berkeley
Adrian McGregor, Founding principal of McGregor Coxall
Nigel Bertram, Director of NMBW Architecture Studio and Practice Professor of Architecture at Monash University
Toby Kent, Chief Resilience Officer at the City of Melbourne

Presented by Foreground in association with the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects and the University of Melbourne.