The Foreground five: our most-read stories for March
The provocative Toxic City panel discussion leads our most-read articles for March, followed by three other stories of creative efforts to fight pollution. A practitioner’s reflection on her career in landscape architecture for International Women’s Day was another favourite.
In this provocative discussion from Toxic City, our March 2019 symposium at Melbourne’s National Gallery of Victoria, we bring together a panel of experts to explore how we might confront the systemic problems poisoning our cities, and our planet.
Across the globe, the rapid spread of light pollution is having massive negative ramifications for humans and wildlife alike. Meanwhile, the disconnection from the night time sky may have far deeper consequences than many of us appreciate.
The pollution of the Yarra River, Melbourne, is legendary, but new attitudes embracing ecological interconnectedness, Indigenous knowledge and adventurous design optimism are producing collective visions of a new, swimmable city playground.
Almost seven years ago, landscape architect Hilary Hamnett reflected on her career and the influential yet understated history of some key women in the profession. Delivered as part of Adelaide’s ‘Women with a Plan’ forum, Hamnett offers a deeply felt message for International Women’s Day.
Joost Bakker’s projects pursue an ever-expanding interest in detoxing environments and creating ways to live better on a cleaner planet with healthier ecosystems. The indefatigable investigative creator will be appearing in Foreground’s Toxic City Forum at the NGV for Melbourne Design Week.