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Unpacking #BackyardExperiment with AILA

Seven partners from the team that brought #BackyardExperiment to Garema Place met with landscape architects in Canberra to unpack the collaboration and shout the results from AILA’s rooftop. June Boxsell, Marketing Manager with Street Furniture Australia, joined MC Jane Easthope from In The City Canberra, Darren Mansfield from Context, the ACT Government’s City Activation Manager Caitlin Bladin, Anthony Linard from ACT Lighting Society, Alena Leonardi from WE-EF LIGHTING, Dave Raison from Lawn Solutions Australia and AILA CEO Shahana McKenzie. “#BackyardExperiment was a small project that produced big results. We have proof now that this combination of seats, art, colour, lighting and lawn, almost doubled visitation to Garema Place,” said June Boxsell. “What was most eye-opening was the new mix of people. To me it was a visual feast. There was …

  • 19 apr 2017
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In Profile: @LandscapePTake

In February 2014 a mysterious user appeared on Twitter under the pseudonym Landscape Pisstake (@landscapePtake), with an aerial shot of Melbourne’s Werribee sewage Treatment Plant as a profile photo. Three years later, and despite the temptation of that time they won that bike from Lappset (see below), the anonymity and the lampooning are still going strong. StreetChat speaks with this industry treasure. @landscapePtake: Before we start I’d just like to thank you for the opportunity to be a part of your StreetChat series. The industry has been kind to me over the years and it’s a great pleasure to be able to give back. I really admire the work that Street Furniture Australia does with furniture that ends up living on the street in Australia. It’s a great cause. What …

  • 19 apr 2017
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