TASTING THE LANDSCAPE : 53e congrès IFLA World

Du 20 au 22 avril 2016 se tiendra le 53e congrès de l’IFLA World à Turin.

Diverses activités s’y déroulent dont une compétition à destination des étudiants.

Plus d’informations sur : http://www.ifla2016.com/

Conférence beyond ism, 19-21 Octobre 2016 à Malmö, Suède

The aim of this conference is to reposition the relationships between city and landscape, as reflected in the practice and academia of various disciplines. To this end, we seek to revisit the academic discourse concerning Landscape Urbanism, and to engage with subsequent ‘isms’ as well as looking beyond, in order to enrich and broaden the urban discourse.
This conference is to be held from 19-21 October 2016 at SLU’s Alnarp campus in Malmö, Sweden, and it addresses academics and practitioners alike, aiming to reposition the relationships between city and landscape as reflected in the practice and academia of various disciplines. We have invited keynote speakers from the realm of both practice and academia, and we equally wish for an audience consisting of both. To scholars we offer the well-known format of paper sessions (participants present a paper during 20 minutes and get feedback from peers during 10), for practitioners, we have adapted this format to project sessions, inviting for critical discussion of design and planning projects (participants present a project instead of a paper). Anyone interested in sharing his/her project, inspired by landscape urbanism, is most welcome to send us an abstract on one A4 page, consisting of a short project outline and images, until 15 March 2016 to abstract.beyond-ism@slu.se

Aim and objectives

The aim of this conference is to reposition the relationships between city and landscape, as reflected in the practice and academia of various disciplines. To this end, we seek to revisit the academic discourse concerning Landscape Urbanism, and to engage with subsequent ‘isms’ as well as looking beyond, in order to enrich and broaden the urban discourse.

This international cross-disciplinary conference, organised by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), aims to contribute new and alternative formulations of the relationship between landscape and urbanism by reassessing Landscape Urbanism. The time is ripe to dig deeper into the concerns motivating the cascade of ‘isms’ that have proliferated over the last decade: landscape urbanism, ecological urbanism, infrastructural urbanism, process urbanism, biourbanism, etc. To advance a theoretically sound and practically relevant discourse – rather than launch yet another superficially modified urbanism – we invite participants to take stock of Landscape Urbanism and its closely related theories to identify their strengths, weaknesses and potentials.

The conference will bring together advocates and critics of Landscape Urbanism, as well as scholars whose research complements its ongoing discourse. We look forward to welcoming participants from around the world; we are inviting academics and reflective practitioners from disciplines such as landscape architecture, urban and landscape planning and design, architecture, cultural geography, cultural studies, as well as subject areas in the arts and humanities.

Hosted by a landscape architectural institution the conference proposes to discuss Landscape Urbanism from a landscape perspective, re-engaging landscape as a “lens” to understand and develop its theory and practice. In an attempt to tackle the complex ecological challenges that our contemporary built environments face under conditions of global change, some strands of Landscape Urbanism have tended to overemphasize scientific and technical solutions, neglecting aesthetic, cultural, social and political dimensions. The conference aims to address that oversight, to identify reductionist tendencies and to understand the motives behind them, seeking to contribute to alternative concepts.

Conference themes

We invite papers and projects that contribute to historical reflection, theoretical sharpening, and practical applications across three major themes, one wildcard session and one practice-meets-academia-session:

  • Ecology as panacea?
  • The aesthetics as pejorative?
  • Contextual bias/ enriched by context?
  • Wildcards!
  • Practice meets academia!

For further information on the themes, please click here, or download the full call text here Opens in new window.

Sessions

There will be two types of sessions: paper sessions for themes 1 through 4, and project sessions for theme 5.

Paper sessions will allow each presenter 20 minutes to present his or her research. This will be followed by a moderated general discussion of 10 minutes.

Project sessions invite practitioners to present their built or drawn work (contemporary or historical) and design critics to share their interpretations of such work. 20 minutes’ presentations will be followed by a moderated general discussion of 10 minutes.

Submission guidelines

There is an open call for papers and projects for conference sessions 1 to 5. Submissions are welcome from researchers, design critics, and reflective practitioners.

Please submit your abstract (400-600 words for paper sessions, and/or maximum one A4-page with images and supporting text for projects) before 15 March 2016, by sending it to:  abstract.beyond-ism@slu.se.

Please identify with which themes you feel your submission is most appropriately allied.  Submissions for each type will go through a review process.

Accepted abstracts will be published on-line and printed for the conference.

All authors of accepted abstracts will be offered to publish their papers in conference proceedings on-line.

A selection of papers will be reviewed, edited and published in a volume after the conference.

More information on the attached call, section ‘practice meets academia’, and on the conference website
http://www.slu.se/conference-beyond-ism
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L’ABAJP présente à Batibouw 2016

Batibouw jardinierCette nouvelle édition du salon Batibouw, qui se déroulera du 25 février au 6 mars 2015, verra le jour d’un nouveau concept : La chambre verte.

Comme son nom l’indique, la Chambre Verte représente plusieurs espaces situés à l’extérieur où l’on peut profiter d’un cadre verdoyant. À travers quatre thèmes vous pourrez découvrir ces espaces qui ont chacun une ambiance différente.

Des membres de l’ABAJP-BVTL assureront une permanence durant le salon Batibouw (tous les jours de 10h à 18h ainsi que lors des nocturnes).

Vous trouverez plus d’informations sur le site du salon : www.batibouw.be.

4e conférence du Cercle des Architectes Paysagistes à Gembloux

Cycle de conférences du Cercle des Architectes Paysagistes à Gembloux

4e conference cap gembloux - schuitenLe Cercle des Architectes Paysagistes vous invite à son cycle de trois conférences sur le thème de la ville, entre rêve et réalité.

Ce mardi 16 février 2016, nous avons la chance d’accueillir Luc Schuiten.
Celui-ci viendra nous parler de son concept des cités végétales.

La conférence se tiendra dans l’auditoire de Biologie Végétale du campus de Gembloux Agro Bio-Tech (1, avenue Maréchal Juin, Gembloux) et débutera à 19h00. Après la conférence, des rafraichissement vous seront proposés.
Le prix de l’entrée s’élève à 3€ pour les membres du cercle, et 6€ pour les non-membres.

À la seconde conférence, nous aurons comme invité Yves Rahir, et comme thème : “Louvain-La-Neuve : une ville de rêve ou un rêve de ville ?” le 24 février 2016.
Nous clôturerons le cycle avec Xavier Tackoen, le 29 février 2016, qui nous parlera de la mobilité du futur.

Pour toute information complémentaire, n’hésitez pas à nous contacter à l’adresse capgembloux@gmail.com ou via Facebook.

7e rencontre des métiers du Paysage

7ème rencontre des Métiers du Paysage

Le jeudi 17 mars 2016 sur le site du Bois du Cazier (à Marcinelle) avec l’aide du Pôle de Gestion Différenciée, nous organiserons la 7ème rencontre des Métiers du Paysage. Le thème sera ” Zéro pesticide en milieu urbain ! Comment y parvenir ?

Pour toute information et pour les inscriptions, plus de renseignements ici : http://www.metiersdupaysage.com/?p=1108

 

Musée van Buuren

Notre collègue Anne-Marie Sauvat remporte le Prix européen du patrimoine 2015

Une collègue, Anne-Marie Sauvat (bureau Eole), remporte le Prix européen du patrimoine 2015, décerné par la Commission européenne et Europa Nostra. Elle a reçu cette reconnaissance pour sa contribution active à la restauration du jardin pittoresque au Musée van Buuren à Bruxelles.

Plus d’informations sur le site Europa Nostra.