Every so often, a project is realised that grabs the attention of landscape architects – students and professionals alike. Increasingly, this is contingent on a project’s capacity to reach an ever more diverse and geographically divergent audience, aided by the rise of digital platforms like Landezine. This said time spent online today isn’t entirely dissimilar from that time once spent with the latest issue of Topos to hand. Both vicarious experiences have and continue to underpin our individual connection to a built project. And whether mediated by print or screen, “connecting with a project” often rests on striking a connection with the potential imbued in a published photograph...
Landscape Architectural Photography: The Critical Representation of Realized Projects at the Intersection of Intent and Actuality
Rhys Williams’ critical effort ... is made solely through visual exploration. His contribution uses the complete published photographic record of the Bordeaux Botanic Garden after its construction to show how images of built landscapes perpetuate the reception of the work that contradicts actual conditions and experiences on the ground.
Julia Czerniak, guest editor
This May the Gehry-designed UTS Chau Chak Wing Building hosted over 200 delegates on the occasion of the 2017 Landscape Australia Conference. International and regional guests spoke on a range of themes from the perspective of their own landscape-orientated practices. These practices were chosen to facilitate the exploration of the dynamic role of landscape in the design, planning and management of gardens, cities and regions; the breadth of topics a nod to Landscape Australia’s broad readership. Across three thematic sessions, conversations traversed topics of aesthetics, indigeneity and urban resilience...