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Park Politics – x-LArch 2018

International conference

Thu 07.06.2018, 16:00

Park Politics – x-LArch 2018
Image: Klaus Pichler

How do public spaces come by their design today — in post-political times — and who determines the parameters?

The international three-day conference sheds light on the ideal and political frameworks for the design and programme of urban open space on the basis of parks from a multidisciplinary perspective: 4 keynote speeches, 30 scientific contributions, 3 lectures on practice, 2 excursions.


Welcome address:

Angelika Fitz, Director of the Az W

Hubert Hasenauer, Rektor BOKU Wien

Lilli Lička, Leiterin ILA Institut für Landschaftsarchitektur, BOKU Wien



Ruedi Baur, graphic designer, Paris

Bernd Belina, human geographer, Goethe University Frankfurt/Main

Johanna Gibbons, Neil Davidson, Landscape architects, London

Emily Eliza Scott, art historian and artist, ETH Zurich