@ Dulux Gallery
Melbourne School of Design
This exhibition investigates the tactics and strategies used by Japanese and Australian landscape architects to implement innovative design outcomes that respond to the cultural and ecological specificity of their regions.
Showcasing eight projects by award-winning designers, the exhibition presents a deeper understanding of how landscape architects operate within their conditions to achieve outcomes that positively contribute to environmental, economic, and cultural futures.
Working with audio-visual media, the exhibition mixes designer interviews, site footage and drawings to offer an engaging and immersive understanding of design thinking. Conversations with a further twelve Australian and Japanese landscape architects explore critical issues facing practice including questions of professional and cultural identity, the design possibilities of working outside the city and the role of global connections.
Funded by the Australia-Japan Foundation this exhibition draws on cross-cultural reflections to rethink the way that Australian and Japanese landscape architecture is understood and presented offering shared opportunities for future development.