To many, tactical urbanism is a pragmatic means to activate and engage communities in placemaking; bypassing the red tape of public space in favour of the temporary. But does the rise of the short term intervention reflect a loss of faith in long term planning of city infrastructure? Are cheap, quick appropriations of public space a laboratory for experimentation or do they prevent considered places layered with memory and meaning? Tactical may be practical but how do we ensure there’s something left when the street party’s over? And how can landscape architects be the agents for a more engaging curation of public space that combines life today with a legacy for tomorrow?
Saturday 18 October
5.00pm – 9.00pm
Pamille Berg AO, Julie Bargmann, Chris Sawyer, Andrew Just and Tim Horton (facilitator)
Pamille Berg, Director of Pamille Berg Consulting Pty Ltd, has been responsible for integrated public art programs for over 30 years in Australia, Asia, and the USA.
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Julie is internationally recognized as an innovative designer in building regenerative landscapes. She founded D.I.R.T. studio in 1992 to research, design and build projects with passion and rigor.
Chris is one of the founding members of Site Office Pty Ltd Landscape Architecture in Melbourne and is currently Adjunct Professor of Landscape Architecture at RMIT University in Melbourne.
Andrew is an active and engaged figure in post-earthquake Christchurch. Graduating in architecture, Andrew has focussed back in his hometown since a series of devastating earthquakes.
Tim is a Sydney-based architect with experience in both small and large private practice, university research and government advisory roles.