This discussion explores the tensions inherent in the Botanic Garden as a landscape archetype arising from a particular mode of (Western) thought and how the reframing of this might allow it to become facilitatory of a new urban wildness; drawing from place, offering habitat and refuge, and creating new systems of living.
Join Tim, Emma, and Jock for distributed site-specific talks the following day, Sunday 21 May, to deepen your understanding and engender further discussion on the themes discussed in the Urban Wilds keynote presentation. Participants will experience the counterpoints of the Oak lawn at the Botanic Gardens with Tim, the industrial ecology of Westgate Park with Jock, and wrinkles in the suburban fabric of the Melbourne Pollinator Corridor in South Melbourne with Emma, whilst in the landscape.
11am-12pm: Urban Wilds at Oak Lawn, Botanic Gardens with Tim Entwisle
1-2pm: Urban Wilds with Heart Gardening Project’s Emma Cutting
3-4pm: Urban Wilds at Westgate Park with Jock Gilbert
Bookings can be made for individual sessions or for the whole series.
Jock Gilbert, Program Manager of Bachelor Architectural Design and Co-director of Yulendj Weelam Design Research Lab RMIT University
Emma Cutting, Founder and Chief Doer at the Heart Gardening Project and Melbourne Pollinator Corridor
Professor Tim Entwisle, Director and Chief Executive of Royal Botanic Garden Victoria
Images: (1) Garden Gathering at Royal Botanic Gardens. Courtesy Tim Entwisle. (2) BEE Gardens in South Melbourne. Photo: Emma Cutting.
Time & Date
Kaleide Theatre, 360 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000