The Institute of Landscape Architecture at BOKU Wien and Architekturzentrum Wien invite participants to the X-Larch V “Park Politics” International Conference, 7–9 June 2018 in Vienna, Austria.
The X-Larch V “Park Politics” Conference will bring together internationally renowned speakers and contributors from the realms of research and practice for three days of discussions and an exchange of ideas.
X-Larch V is intended for scholars with a background in planning and design, geography, urban studies, political sciences, sociology and related fields as well as at policy makers, planners and designers, politicians and community advocates.
The City of Vienna offers an ideal location in which to explore the politics of the design, management and use of public open space in an international and interdisciplinary setting. The city’s rich history of social housing and social green, “gentle” urban renewal and current cooperative urban development strategies focused on public open spaces are a manifestation of changing planning ideals and a new understanding of the public as a community.
The conference will start with an afternoon of lectures at the Architekturzentrum Wien, housed in the famous Museumsquartier in the city centre.
Sessions will take place at BOKU, the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, located on the outskirts of the city surrounded by parks.
Afternoon Lectures with
Bernd Belina, geographer, professor, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
Ruedi Baur, graphic designer, Zurich/Paris
Emily Eliza Scott, artist and art historian, Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture (gta), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland