The Foreground five: our most-read stories for June
A personal first story for our ‘2 Degrees’ theme leads our June posts. Similar climate concerns run through our interview with Dutch landscape architect Dirk Sijmons, and reflections on a unique exhibition ‘Waterlore’. Also popular: a chat with Catherine Mosbach and a look at awarded campus designs.
As individuals struggle with how they can contribute meaningfully to the fight against global warming, landscape architect John Mongard commits to shift both his professional and personal life. As he describes, it’s time to plan and design landscapes not for image and amenity, but for survival.
Our landscapes will need creative, big-picture change to survive the 21st century. In this interview with Foreground, Dutch landscape architect Dirk Sijmons explains the uniquely influential background of his practice in public landscape works of the Dutch government.
Catherine Mosbach talks about time, control and learning to let go when designing for living systems.
The university campus is evolving, along with its relationship to the culture and economy of the city around it. The Victorian chapter of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) has recognised the ambitions of five campus designs from four universities in this year’s awards.
The ‘mapping’ of two iconic Australian waterways, the Murray Darling and Cooper Creek, reveals vital stories about resilience in the face of scarcity.