On Thursday 16th October FRED St, together with Larc Collective & Global Sitelink, invited the landscape community to Come Back to Our Place as part of the AILA Forecast Festival of Landscape Architecture. Over a knock-off drink we celebrated the diversity of street life via four interactive and innovative design installations. Together we created live installation pieces which inspired questions, ideas and interactions amongst the mingling professionals and interested public.
THE BURBS - We invited guests to participate in this installation by constructing their dream home and placing it within the model city where they would most like to live, giving careful consideration to the physical nature of the street, the lifestyle it facilitates and its accessibility to other destinations. The boys from Global Sitelink captured the night's interactions with a timelapse camera, resulting in an interesting insight into what people are looking for when house hunting.
JOURNEY CHOREOGRAPHY - Major pieces of roadway infrastructure define and change cities. Brisbane is no exception. Recently the city has seen significant change due to the construction of a number of freeways, tunnels, bikeways and urban boulevards. This session activity demonstrated the important role speed, distance and rhythm play in the delivery of memorable journeys and cohesive, unfolding, sequential experiences.
URBAN EVOLUTION - A talented urban artist, with help from Larc Collective, created an original, live art installation over the course of the evening. The local artist represented Brisbane’s growing inner urban domain by depicting the geographical elements of the suburbs of which our three host's offices are located. This installation also celebrated left over spaces and demonstrated the positive effect that this approach can have on Brisbane’s street culture.
FEDERATION GARDENS - This installation demonstrated what a designer can do with a whole lot of 140mm pots of federation style species and approximately 3 cubic metres of space. With a few found objects and input from the audience, Fred St demonstrated the historical progression of Brisbane’s residential gardens from early colonial vegetable gardens, to the Hill's Hoist and right through to our present day outdoor entertainment spaces.