Infrastructure: Practices of landscape architecture

Bauer Bauer, Julian Raxworthy, Chris Razzell

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Abstract

This essay draws on projects focused on ways in which conventional landscape architectural practice in Australia can engage more meaningfully with design, rather than focusing simply on quality of service and project delivery, a paradigm that characterises most landscape architecture practice in Australia. Our approach has been methodological, because our interest has not simply been in one-off projects, but in establishing methods and processes that encourage a consistency of innovation within the office. This has been both a blessing and a curse, resulting in significant change in the office culture and individual attitudes, and less in paradigmatic change of real world outcomes. Our conclusion will propose that landscape architecture should be fundamentally concerned with the creation of infrastructure. Critically for this essay we believe that both the virtues and invisibilities of landscape architecture are tied to the notion and reality of infrastructure.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe MESH book
Subtitle of host publicationlandscape/infrastructure
EditorsJulian Raxworthy, Jessica Blood
Place of PublicationAustralia
PublisherRMIT Publishing
Pages274-288
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9780864593085
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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