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Postponed: SCALA Landscape Seminar: The Human Ecology by Xanthe White

  • SCALA Apr 2019 Xanthe White

Due to unforseen circumstances, this event has been postponed until August - date yet to be confirmed.

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Xanthe will take us through a look at landscape design, architecture and gardening and its role of influence in human ecology. She’ll explore alternative ways we, as designers, can use process and relationship to create interventions in perception of landscape without high impact design. Her presentation looks at how these relate to public and private spaces and how designing with a focus on human ecology can influence the way our societies develop. It also looks at how the biomass of the suburban home landscape influences the form of our cities.

Xanthe White is a well-known and award-winning garden designer. While based in Auckland, Xanthe and her team travel extensively in the creation and installation of innovative gardens for wide-ranging briefs, including prestigious flower shows, competition entries, memorials and private commissions. She has also authored several books - all emphasising her belief in careful plant selection that is empathetic with the environment and soil management based on health development.

The SCALA Seminar Series is organised by Sue Wake. As of 2019, Sue is in her 20th year of organizing the series which has featured a dazzling and varied array of speakers and topics. SCALA seminars are FREE and can earn CPD points.

Venue: Building 1, Room 2075 (Lecture Theatre 1, level 2), Unitec Institute of Technology, Entry 1, Carrington Rd, Mt Albert.

Parking available adjacent to Entry 1, around Building 1 or behind Building 12. (Mt Albert campus map, Building 1 map).

CPD points: NZILA CPD 0.5 points (category 3d). NZRAB CPD 10 pts (register to sign at seminar). ADNZ CPD 2 points. For further seminar information or to join mailing list contact swake@unitec.ac.nz. Work Experience points available for attending BLA students (10).


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