As a national partner Street Furniture Australia is proudly supporting the AILA 2023 Festival of Landscape Architecture UN/EARTH on Kaurna Meyunna Yerta (Kaurna People’s Country) and surrounding regions on 19-22 October 2023. Here are seven of our upcoming festival highlights: 1. UN/EARTH program now available The festival program brings together streams of thought that engage with the elements and life below and within the earth’s surface, with four themes: DEEP EARTH / RAW EARTH / FERTILE EARTH / SUBTERRANEAN EARTH. Theoretical conversations and talks, presented by international speakers during the conference at the Adelaide National Wine Centre, are enriched by walks and expeditions on Country. Date: Thursday 19 October – Sunday 22 October 2023.Location: Tours and fringe events – various. Conference – National Wine Centre.Cost: Purchase your ticket on the …
Good Cause Giveaway: Adelaide 2023
Win $45k of Linea seating for your Adelaide charity project
Are you working on a project for a community in need?
Street Furniture Australia is donating show-products from the 2023 Festival of Landscape Architecture: UN/EARTH to a local cause in Adelaide.
Linea Seats and Benches valued at $45,250 plus delivery is up for grabs, in a palette of Spotted Gum and Sensation Orange.
The winner will be selected by the UN/EARTH Creative Directorate, and announced at the conference.
Entries closed on 20 September 2023. Thank you for your interest!
540W x 790H x 600L
4 x Linea Seat 1-seater
3 x Linea Seat 1-seater, armrest
445W x 435H x 445L
6 x Linea Cube
Please note the winner must be able to accept delivery of the products (23 items in total) either to site or storage after the Festival.
Furniture can be freestanding or installed as surface-fixed, depending on product type.
Three landscape architects share their thoughts on the Voice History is calling as Australians head to the polls for a referendum on October 14, 2023, to vote on enshrining an Indigenous Voice to Parliament in the Constitution. The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) said it encourages all members to “engage deeply with the available information, contemplate its implications, and arrive at an informed stance that aligns with your values and beliefs. “As landscape architects, we often find ourselves at the intersection of nature, culture, politics and history, aiming to craft spaces that resonate with the stories and experiences of those who inhabit them. This unique position imparts a special responsibility upon us to be both informed and sensitive to the cultural dimensions of our work.” AILA has compiled referendum …
Charlene Bordley (photo: right), the visionary founder of Parramatta Bike Hub, Parramatta Bike Tours and Addventageous, creates programs for ‘hard-to-reach’ groups including First Nations communities, women, seniors and disadvantaged youth. She met with StreetChat writer Kari Hill at the new home of the Parramatta Bike Hub on Wangal country, along the Parramatta River in Sydney Olympic Park. Charlene’s passion for making a difference in the community can be seen across the many social enterprise programs she runs. Wearing her uniform of blue, yellow and green, each colour symbolises a program: Blue for Addvantageous, Yellow for Parramatta Bike Tours and Green for the Parramatta Bike Hub. Social enterprise Addvantageous started off as a school program when Charlene gained confidence as a returning cyclist later in life. She experienced the benefits of …
Street Furniture Australia is donating $40,000 worth of furniture from breakout spaces from the 2022 Festival of Landscape Architecture: COUNTRY to The Murri School, an Aboriginal and Islander Independent Community School in Brisbane. The collection of Linea Seats, Cubes, Curved Benches, Sun Lounges and Picnic Settings includes a pair painted by artist Casey Coolwell-Fisher, a Quandamooka, Nunukul woman of Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island, Queensland) – commissioned by Street Furniture Australia and Blaklash Creative. Director of Blaklash Creative and member of the Festival Creative Directorate Troy Casey says, “A huge part of the festival was about how we can ensure that community gets something from it. We spent two days sharing our culture, our experiences, and the responsibility to positive impact. We can’t really do that without giving back to mob, …
The 2022 Festival of Landscape Architecture: COUNTRY will bring together Elders, Traditional Custodians and First Nations designers, artists and practitioners in conversation with landscape architects. The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) event will run from 13-16 October at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre in Magandjin (Brisbane). This year’s festival is curated by Blaklash Creative, LatStudios and Claudia Taborda as Creative Directors – they write: “It is critical for all involved in shaping urban environments to join with First Nations people to gain a deeper understanding of Country as we prepare our cities for the complex challenges of climate change.” The program therefore seeks to build “on the important work and ongoing conversations that have been happening within and adjacent to the discipline, about connecting to, caring for and …
Mission Australia’s DAYS Youth Withdrawal and Respite Centre courtyard is the winner of the Good Cause Giveaway, a competition by Street Furniture Australia, AILA National and AILA WA to find a local charity project to receive a donation of break-out furniture from the 2021 International Festival of Landscape Architects, held in Perth in October. Peta-Maree Ashford, Director of Emerge Associates and landscape architect for the project, said, “There are no words that will do justice to the absolute joy I am feeling at this donation to the Mission Australia DAYS project. Our small budget was organised by Property Council Australia through crowd funding and favours provided by a strong construction community, especially LD TOTAL and Benara Nurseries. I was dizzy with the amount of goodwill freely offered. “Of all our …