IFLA 51st World Congress – Buenos Aires, Argentina 2014

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Thinking and Action” / Pensamiento y Acción”

VENUE: Pontificia Universidad Catolica Argentina (UCA) – Av. Alicia Moreau de Justo 1300, Ciudad de Buenos Aires

  • IFLA World Council

    June 02-03
    Sociedad Central de Arquitectos, Montevideo 932, Auditorium, Buenos Aires, Argentina. See more >>

  • LALI – Latin America Landscape Initiative

    June 04
    Buenos Aires City, Argentina. See more >>

  • World Congress Sessions

    June 05-06
    Buenos Aires, Argentina. See more >>

  • And more at http://www.iflaargentina2014.com
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ICCROM Scanning Project / Projet de numérisation de l’ICCROM

 The ICCROM Library and Communications Service are very happy to announce the scanning and digitization of past ICCROM and ICCM (International Council of the Conservation of Mosaics) publications.  This is a fantastic opportunity to further ICCROM’s educational and training mandates, while sowing seeds to stimulate new conservation research.

Authors, collaborators and contributors to these past publications are invited to read this notice carefully.


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La Bibliothèque de l’ICCROM et le Service de communication sont très heureux d’annoncer la numérisation des anciennes publications de l’ICCROM et de l’ICCM (Comité international pour la conservation des mosaïques). Il s’agit là d’une opportunité formidable de renforcer le mandat de l’ICCROM dans le domaine de l’éducation et de la formation, et de semer des graines propres à faire germer de nouvelles recherches en conservation.

Les auteurs, les collaborateurs et les contributeurs à ces anciennes publications sont priés de lire attentivement cette annonce.

En savoir plus : http://bit.ly/VPs3ga

 

8° Congreso Nacional de Arquitectura de Paisaje

 

PRESENTACIÓN
La Arquitectura de Paisaje, en los últimos 15 años, ha generado avances extraordinarios y un gran  impacto  tanto  en  su  ejercicio  profesional, como  en  su  relación  con  otros  campos disciplinarios.
En el pasado, el interés por definir cómo integrarnos al paisaje y construir un enfoque disciplinar fue fundamental, en el presente, trabajamos inter, multi y transdisciplinariamente por mantener y perpetuar la relación hombre – naturaleza – territorio. Hacia el futuro, intentamos crear una nueva mirada que nos permita encarar las nuevas formas de intervenir en el paisaje y construir una visión más consciente, responsable y significativa sobre nuestro quehacer profesional.
Por ello la voluntad por iniciar y mantener un debate constante sobre la intervención en el paisaje, tanto a nivel académico como profesional, nos ha conducido a crear un espacio para albergar y sumar reflexiones, intercambiar opiniones, enriquecer nuestros puntos de vista y nutrirnos de otros enfoques disciplinares que tengan como objeto de estudio el paisaje.
La consolidación de este esfuerzo se ha logrado tras siete ediciones del Congreso Nacional de Arquitectura  de  Paisaje,  organizado  por  la  Sociedad  de  Arquitectos  Paisajistas  de  México (SAPM) y dos ediciones del Congreso sobre Espacio Público, organizado por la Facultad de Arquitectura de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM).
El 8º Congreso Nacional de Arquitectura de Paisaje representa un gran reto ya que se ha convertido en un espacio de debate y profundización sobre el ejercicio profesional de la obra de Arquitectura de Paisaje Mexicana.

EL CONGRESO
El evento se desarrollará durante tres días, en los cuales se ofrecerán conferencias magistrales, cursos,  talleres,  ponencias,  exposiciones,  presentación  de  los  finalistas y exhibición de proyectos del concurso de estudiantes.

Durante el Congreso, se podrá dar seguimiento a los aspectos relevantes que se plantean en las tres mesas temáticas:

MESA 1. El pasado. Muerte o vida del espacio abierto.
Este espacio está dedicado a temas relacionados con los diferentes enfoques y posturas en torno a preguntas cruciales como: ¿El espacio abierto está vivo?, ¿Qué nos ha llevado a pensar que ya no hay vida pública?, ¿Cómo se construye socialmente el espacio abierto para que éste
se mantenga vivo?, ¿Existe todavía una manera de crear un entorno más humano a través del espacio abierto? ¿Cómo reconstruimos el paisaje para que éste forme un sistema vivo?

MESA 2. El presente. Paisajes para la vida. La sociedad transformadora del Paisaje.
Los  grandes  cambios  ambientales,  el  impacto  del  actual  desarrollo  urbano  y  el  acelerado crecimiento  poblacional,  han  generado  incertidumbre  y  cuestiones  emergentes  que  es necesario  visualizar  y  atender.  Como  respuesta, se  están  produciendo  grandes
transformaciones en el espacio abierto lo cual ha desencadenado nuevos conceptos y manejo del mismo. Por ello, en esta mesa de discusión se tratarán temas relacionados con paisajes emergentes,  espacios  multifuncionales,  reciclaje  urbano,  rehabilitación  de  espacios degradados,  recuperación  de  espacios  residuales.  Así mismo, también se  hablará  de  los mecanismos para conservar y proteger el patrimonio natural, el paisaje industrial y cultural.

MESA 3. Los cambios a futuro. Evolución e innovación en el diseño, construcción y gestión del Paisaje en México.
El mayor reto es transformar nuestra mirada y crear una nueva forma de ver el paisaje para generar con ello nuevas estrategias de diseño y construcción de nuestros espacios abiertos cotidianos.

ENVIO DE PONENCIAS
Se podrán registrar ponencias relacionados a los temas de las mesas propuestas para el Congreso y que cumplan con los requisitos que a continuación se describen:
1. Para el registro de las ponencias se recibirán resúmenes desde la emisión de la convocatoria hasta el 19 DE NOVIEMBRE DE 2012. Sólo se recibirá una propuesta por autor con las siguientes características:

  • Una cuartilla (300 palabras) en formato Word, letra Arial de 12 puntos, interlineado sencillo.
  • Título de la ponencia en mayúsculas y negritas, centrado.
  • Nombre(s)  de  autor(es)  que  no  deben  exceder  de  tres.  A  pie  de  página  incluir  los siguientes  datos:  grado(s)  académico(s) del  ponente(s)  (opcional),  institución  de adscripción, teléfono y correo electrónico.
  • Mesa en la que desea participar.
  • Notas a pie de página con letra Arial en 9 puntos e interlineado sencillo.
  • Citas en texto: apellido autor(es), año, página(s).
  • Bibliografía al final del texto ordenada alfabéticamente.

2. A los autores de los trabajos aceptados se les notificará vía correo electrónico a más tardar el 26 DE NOVIEMBRE DE 2012.

El envío de resúmenes y ponencias será exclusivamente por correo electrónico a la dirección: congresosdepaisaje@gmail.com . Favor de anotar en el renglón de asunto la mesa y nombre del autor(es). En el caso de dibujos, gráficas, cuadros, mapas e imagen incluir los archivos
correspondientes presentados en formatos estándares intercambiables (JPG, GIF, WMF).

INFORMES
UAAP. Unidad Académica de Arquitectura de Paisaje. Facultad de Arquitectura. UNAM
Tel. 5616 16 26
e-mail: congresosdepaisaje@gmail.com
SAPM. Sociedad de Arquitectos Paisajistas de México
http://sapm.com.mx/
e-mail: presidencia@sapm.com.mx

The LALI wave: driving the change

Signature and ratification of the Latin American Landscape Initiative (LALI) by the civil society, the academia, the local government attending the IFLA SAP 2012 Americas Conference, in Medellin, Colombia, October 19.

” LALI is a regional initiative, but its meaning goes much beyond the limits of the Latin America region: it signals the mobilisation of civil society for the safeguarding of important collective values, the ones that are represented by the conservation of beauty, of biodiversity, of traditional knowledge, of heritage in all its forms. 

Unesco praises the work that you have done during this meeting, and wholeheartedly supports the LALI initiative as a basis for an enhanced regional and international action that will lead to the development of more effective and universal policies, in collaboration with all the main United Nations Agencies, the international NGOs and national and local Governments of all the regions of the world.

Thanks! We look forward to an even greater global engagement for the preservation of Landscapes! ”

Francesco Bandarin UNESCO ADG Culture

Full message UNESCO_ADG FBandarin Message

Nota Bene: Thank you to Martha Fajardo, LALI Chair-ILC task force member and IFLA Former President for this valuable contribution.

7th European Biennial of Landscape Architecture of Barcelona

Among the wonderful events offered next September 2012 regarding Landscape Architecture (IFLA World Congress, ASLA Congress, ECLAS General Assembly, etc) I have to stress attention – for some minutes- on our humble European Biennial of Landscape Architecture of Barcelona. Our 7th edition has to be inscribed within the framework of Spanish circumstances and therefore this edition should be valued as a small miracle performed at a national and European level to maintain the gravity center of the profession for 3 days in the south of Europe, in Barcelona.

It is a huge collective effort, finally blossoming and therefore we have to admit we are really proud to announce the panel for next edition.

The symposium:

The symposium in its modernist splendid venue at the Palau de la Música, will last three days (Thursday 27th, Friday 28th and Saturday Morning 29th) and includes talks, presentations by the finalists of the Rosa Barba European Landscape Prize, round tables and discussions where it will be possible to track and evaluate the evolution of landscape design in Europe.

Day 1: Presentation of the Rosa Barba European Landscape Prize Finalists.
The International Jury Panel Members (IFLA President Desiree Martínez, Kathryn Gustafson, Karin Helms and Carme Ribas) have selected the finalists for the Rosa Barbà European Landscape Prize from among the projects presented. A selection of all 7 firms among the 352 presented projects, all of them works built in Europe between 2007 and 2011. The Jury was especially satisfied with the finalist short list, agreed promptly and almost unanimously after several pre-finalist rounds, in during the spring virtual meetings.

The 7 selected works, offered a representative and kaleidoscopic overview suitable for all audience, ranging projects from various sizes. From the precious projects of  The Written Garden ‘Gardens of the World’ by Marianne Mommsen or the delicate intervention of Michael van Gessel in “Twickel Estate, renovation of the historic park of Twickel Castle” to huge regeneration interventions as the “Ettara, Effluent water treatment station” by Joao Nunes or Tudela Restoration in Cap de Creus by Martí  Franch Batllori to outstanding great parks with social success as Ile Seguin, jardin de prefiguration“ by Michel Desvigne or “Martin Luther King park” by  Jacqueline Osty both in Paris or magnificent  “Mangfallpark Rosenheim” by  Robel  Steffan.

Day 2: Biennial Vs Biennial
Biennial against Biennial wants to be present at the discussion of what should be the landscape design and planning nowadays, aiming to provide a plausi­ble (and exciting) future. Consequently, the biennial will review formats, formulas, concepts and professional practice objectives while watching herself critically as the main living platform for European Landscape and watchtower of the International Lands­cape Architecture movements. Within this framework, our keynote speakers will present and debate on our profession’s internatio­nalization and the future:

Marieke Timmermans. Landscape Architect , Head of the department of Landscape at Academy of Architecture Amsterdam and Owner at la4sale, The Netherlands.

Julie Bargmann. Landscape Architect, Founding Principal of DIRT Studio and Associate Professor at Virginia University, USA.

ROUND TABLE: Innovation in Education
Chaired by Carles Llop, Dr. Architect and Head of the Department of Urban Planning and Territorial Development at UPC and Founding Principal of Cabinet – Jornet – Llop – Pastor, Spain

Manuel Bailo. Dr. Architect and lecturer at the Department of Urbanism at UPC and Founding Principal of Bailo + Rull I ADD + Arquitectura, Spain
Cristina Castelbranco. Dr. Landscape Architect, Professor at Instituto Superior de Agronomia de Lisboa, UTL and Founding Principal of Acbpaisagem, Portugal
Marc Claramunt. Landscape Architect, Professor at “École Nationale Supérieure de La Nature et du Paysage” in Blois and CEO of FFP, French Landscape Architects Federation, France
Ana Luengo. Dr. Landscape Architect and Founding Principal of Citerea, Spain
Lisa Mackenzie. Dr. Landscape Architect and Lecturer at Edinburgh College of Art, United Kingdom
Jorg Sieweke. Landscape Architect and Assistant Professor at Virginia University (USA), Germany
Sue Anne Ware. Dr. Landscape Architect and Professor at Melbourne University, Australia
Manolo Ruisánchez. Architect and Professor at the Department of Urban Planning and Territorial Development at UPC and Founding Principal of Ruisánchez arquitectes, Spain
Gilles Vexlard. Landscape Architect, Founding Principal of Latitude Nord and Professor at ENSP in Versailles, France.

ROUND TABLE: Innovation in Prof. Practice
Chaired by Álex Giménez, Architect and Professor at the Department of Urban Planning and Territorial Development at UPC and director of the project “Racons Públics”, Spain

Bet Capdeferro. Landscape Architect and Founding Principal of Studio Bosch-Capdeferro, Spain
Matteo Gatto. Dr. Architect, Professor of Landscape Architecture at Milan Politecnico and Chief Architect of Expo 2015, Italy
Vicent Guallart (to be confirmed). Chief architect of the city of Barcelona , General Director of Urban Habitat since 2011 and Founding Principal of Guallart Architects, Spain
Nigel Thorne. Landscape Architect and President of the IFLA European Region, United Kingdom
Ramon Torra (to be confirmed). Architect and CEO of Área metropolitana de Barcelona, Mancomunitat de Municipis, Spain
Craig Verzone. Landscape Architect in the state of Massachusetts (USA), member of the Swiss Federation of Landscape Architects and Founding Principal of Verzone Woods Architectes, Switzerland

Day 3: Biennial featuring Topos:
Under the title of “The World of Landscape Architecture” and by the hand of different landscape designers and governmental technicians we will over view last 20 years of the discipline according Topos lecture in the occasion of Topos silver jubilee.

Robert Schäfer, Topos: Challenges and Visions
Sébastien Penfornis, Taktyk, Paris/Brussels, About Representation
Topos Landscape Award 2012
Reiulf Ramstad, National Tourist routes Norway, Oslo,
Architecture and Landscape
Topos Jubilee Award 1
Christina Tenjiwe Kaba, Abalimi Bezekhaya, South Africa
Capetown, Micro Farming and more
Topos Jubilee Award 2
Herbert Dreiseitl, Überlingen/Portland/Shanghai/Singapore
Green-Blue Infrastructure
Kathryn Gustafson, Seattle/London, Concept and Design

The exhibitions

The second strategic initiative aims to present all stages of works to Biennial participants and outside viewers. From student’s projects to professional works, the compendium of works express our desire to intently study and discuss landscape interventions, as much from the perspective of landscape architecture as from other disciplines that are linked to its study and evolution.

Rosa Barba European Landscape Prize exhibition
A selection of the presented projects, works built in Europe between 2007 and 2011, will available for viewing at the Architectural Association in Plaça Nova, at the permanent exhibition on the ground floor. Those projects are the ones to be compiled in the Catalog of the 7th European Biennial of Landscape Architecture.

International exhibition of Landscape Schools
One more year Barcelona holds the International Exposition of University Projects in the Schools of Architecture and Landscape. The organizing committee considered that the participation of the didactic works remarkably contributed to enrich the debate on the landscape architecture. The final outcome represented 92 schools worldwide, proudly defining transcontinental best practices in our profession.

Collserola Gates Exhibition
Open exhibition to the outcomes of the latest competition in Landscape and Urbanism in Barcelona. The rearrangement of the 12 gates to the main city Park located in the mountain of Collserola. The works of national and international colleagues will be shown in the Architectural association in order to generate debate on the city’ future and strategic plan.

The publications

We are proud to think we helped to the European professional evolution overview thorough out the 6 catalog covering a wide range of landscape intervention form 1990 to 2010.

Each European Biennial of Landscape Architecture can be traced by two complementary publications disseminating the contents of the Biennial and the Rosa Barba European Landscape Prize.

The main one, is of course the book considered as the catalog output. The Catalog of the 6th European Biennial of Landscape Architecture is in fact the physical outcome were the text of the lecturers can be found and the projects selected for the exhibition of the European Biennial of Landscape Architecture are published.

Complementary to this, we always work on the program for the event composing our per-catalogue. This booklet humbly lay-outed as a collection since its 1st edition in 1999, gathers the illustrated CV of all lecturers, Jury, curators and organizers in order to fulfill our participants with a maximum of information on the moment of the arrival (digital version of the 7th available in our website)

Complementary landscape activities.

Last but not least, we would like to resume the compendium of parallel activities organized during the biennial, thank to the viral effect of the Biennial in Catalan society and resulting with the most valuable initiatives to complement the experience of the event.

The importance of accessories today is paramount, even more than the ensemble itself. Accessories speak volumes about an event’s dressing up. Moreover, those accessories made the difference in previous editions and therefore they must be named.

Award Ceremony

The most amazing Award Ceremony will take place in Palau Auditorium: the Announcement of the 7th Rosa Barbà European Landscape Prize winner, followed by the announcement of the International School Exhibition winner, the announcement of Barcelona latest Landscape Architecture Competition winner and the public opinion’s award.

Saturday evening and Sunday Guided Technical Visit

The Commission wants to point out once again the importance of live experience with 3 different proposals to approach the city and the latest’s landscape projects. Guided visit to the Llobrebat river rearrangements by the Mancomunitat de Municipis will be provided on Saturday Evening. Bike Tour to the waterfront of the city and slow food itinerary through renewed Montjuic mountain landscape will be available for Sunday Morning visitors.

As above mentioned, next September offers many attractive traveling opportunities for professionals aiming to visit and learn on our professions around the world. Barcelona is an inexpensive alternative to focus both in education and professional practice future while enjoying the end of summer in our beloved city. Looking forward to meeting you all there!

Marina Cervera i Alonso de Medina
Member of the Scenitific Committe of European Biennial of Landscape Architectura of Barcelona

 

European Landscape Architecture builds on a common horizon of understanding and yet produces quality works of very different expression and style. IN TOUCH, the  latest edition of Landscape Architecture Europe, explores outstanding projects created within the  European mindset, diving below the  surface in an attempt to uncover the  common values that  bind  European design work. The book presents11 in-depth project ‘features’, which include thematically related essays, and 28 concise project ‘icons’.
IN TOUCH is the  third  volume in the  Landscape Architecture Europe series, developed in collaboration with the  European Federation for landscape architecture (EFLA). The triennial publications aim to set standards, in design and design critique, by presenting an overview of contemporary european landscape architecture.

 

 

 

IFLA 50 – Shared wisdom in an age of change

Welcome to the International Federation of Landscape Architects Congress 2013

Registration for the IFLA World Congress 2013, being held in Auckland from 10-12 April 2013, is now open.

Early Fee Registrations will be accepted up to and inclusive of 30 November 2012.

IFLA50 – Shared wisdom in an age of change

Never has the discipline of landscape architecture been more relevant than in this age of momentous global change, where current approaches to management of our landscape can no longer be sustained.

IFLA50; shared wisdom in an age of change’ provides a framework within which to consider our changing landscape through multiple dimensions of wisdom. Whether exploring ancient wisdom, reaching across realms of contemporary knowledge, or imagining a more resilient future, shared wisdom strengthens our ability to effect positive change.

Please refer to the Congress website for more information about IFLA 2013 and to register.

We look forward to welcoming you to Auckland in April 2013.

IFLA World Congress 2013 Local Organising Committee

In association with
nzila aila ifla