21 results for: ‘nature play’


March 29, 2019 - March 30, 2019

Marnong Estate, Melbourne, Australia

The Nature of Listening: IANP Australian Symposium

The International Association of Nature Pedagogy is holding a Symposium at  Marnong Estate, Melbourne, Australia in March.

Keynote presenters include: Claire Warden, Angela Hanscom, Kirsty Liljegren

More information and registration available HERE

Review Foreground nature-related play articles HERE

July 28, 2017 - July 28, 2017

Lendlease Darling Quarter Theatre, Terrace 3, 1-25 Harbour Street, Sydney 2000

Cities for Children Forum

The second in a series of Foreground Forums.

Foreground is pleased to announce the second in its series of forums to take place over the course of 2017. Cities for Children  will bring together four built environment professionals whose expertise ranges from landscape architecture to urban design and from planning to urban policy. Each will bring a distinct body of knowledge to the neglected subject of how we design our cities for children.

One in five Australians is a child, yet the presence of children within the civic realm is significantly confined to formal play spaces. As important as playgrounds and dedicated children’s parks are, the question of how well our streets, suburbs, shops and public domain responds to the needs of children remains moot.

This  half-day forum  will take place in Sydney’s Lendlease Darling Quarter Theatre on the morning of Friday 28 July. Our speakers include:

Karen Malone
Professor of Sustainability and director of the Centre for Educational Research at Western Sydney University. She is the founder and chair of Child Friendly Cities Asia-Pacific and a UNICEF research fellow on child rights in urban environments.

Cr Jess Miller
First elected to the City of Sydney Council in 2016, Jess is one of the council’s youngest councillors to hold office. She is known for her creative and inclusive approaches to sustainability, strategy and innovation.

Shea Hatch
Landscape architect at the Fremantle-based practice UDLA. She has recently co-authored a research paper on barriers and motivators for children’s independent outdoor play.

Scott Hawken

Urban designer and landscape architect whose work focuses on the agency of open space and the increasing importance of the public domain, as our cities continue to rapidly develop.


March 24, 2019

Level 3 Entry and Lecture Theatre, RMIT Design Hub (Building 100), Cnr Victoria & Swanston St, Melbourne

Melbourne Design Week Keynote Lecture: Thomas Doxiadis

Thomas Doxiadis leads doxiadis+, a team of architects and landscape architects, whose internationally recognised work and writings are driven by deep respect for what already exists, be it nature or culture, and for all forms of life. Significant projects include Landscapes of Cohabitation, a 40-acre landscape restoration and development integration on the island of Antiparos; AmanZoe, a landscape design for a resort that recognises elements of the existing landscape; and the restoration of the historic gardens of the Gennadius Library of rare books in Athens. In his lecture, Thomas will question Utopias, by redefining human relationship to nature through gardens.

Sunday 24th March 3-4pm

Supported by RMIT Landscape Architecture.

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March 28, 2019

The Royal Society of Victoria - 8 La Trobe Street, Melbourne, VIC

The Marvels of Medicinal Plants

“Nature itself is the best physician” – Hippocrates

Plants are the marvels of the earth and the unsung heroes of our planet. They provide the air we breathe, the houses we live in and the food we eat. In an era where we have an abundance of food, yet are starving for nutrients, what can we consume to be healthier?

In this talk, Dr Tien Huynh will delight both your brain cells and your taste buds. Discover Tien’s recent research to unlock the secrets of medicinal plants revealing how plants can heal us from the inside out. Plants highlighted in the discussion will range from the familiar, like coffee, to those which many people have never seen or used before.

Taste-test a selection of these plants during this event, and be inspired to share your new knowledge of medicinal plants and their amazing properties with loved ones. Together we can eat well, live well and be well.

About the Speaker:

Dr Tien Huynh was born in Vietnam and immigrated to Australia as an asylum refugee from the Vietnam War with no English speaking skills and nothing but the clothes on her back. Tien found her passion in science at university under the tutelage of an amazing mentor, Professor Ann Lawrie.

Tien is passionate about environmental sustainability, medicinal plants and conservation.

For bookings and further information see HERE

March 19, 2019

Great Hall, Ground Level, NGV International, 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

Toxic City Forum

Presented by the NGV, Foreground and The New York Times

TUE 19 MAR, 2.30–6PM

As the global population heads towards nine billion, science heralds news of humans indelibly altering nature’s balance. Cities and the systems that sustain them – food, water, and energy – are major factors in climate change and the interlinked cycles of waste and pollution. As national governments argue, cities are leading the way and becoming testing grounds for a better future. This high-energy, provocative symposium brings together local and international experts to examine the scale of the problems ahead and to ask how we might build cleaner, healthier, more resilient cities, confronting the systemic problems that are poisoning them in the first place.


Daan Roosegaarde, Dutch Artist and innovator, Studio Roosegaarde

Craig Reucassel, Jury Chair, ABC’s War on Waste

Bonnie Herring, Director, Breathe Architecture

Ross Harding, Founder, Finding Infinity

Prof Sue Anne Ware, Head of School, Architecture and Built Environment, University of Newcastle

Joost Bakker, Visionary, disruptor and environmental activist


Virtual floods, smart highways and smog-sucking towers; Roosegaarde pulls technology out of the screens to examine and activate solutions to improve daily life in urban environments. In his interactive talk, Roosegaarde will explore the social role of design and the importance of ‘Schoonheid’ (a Dutch word meaning both beauty and cleanliness), along with his vision for the future.

Dutch artist and innovator Daan Roosegaarde is a creative thinker and maker of social designs which explore the relation between people, technology and space. He founded Studio Roosegaarde in 2007, where they develop ‘Landscapes of the Future’, building smart sustainable prototypes for the cities of tomorrow. Roosegaarde is a Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum and won Design Project of the Year at the 2018 Dezeen Awards.

Cost $15 NGV Member / $20 Adult / $18 Concession

Venue Great Hall, Ground Level, NGV International, 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

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