From European to International Biennial of Landscape Architecture
With “A Landscape for You” (2014) and "Tomorrow Landscapes" (2016), Barcelona opened itself to international landscapes for the first time. This September, with its tenth edition “Perfomative Nature” the symposium will take place in the Petit Palau de la Música for three days and including talks, presentations by those finalists competing for the Rosa Barba Landscape Prize, papers, roundtable discussions, exhibitions and samples from which we be able to track and discuss the evolution of landscape architecture worldwide.
10th Barcelona Landscape Biennial: Performative nature
Climate change denial, resource depletion, the retreat of democracy, the proliferation of intolerance, and the vulnerability of people attacked in public spaces tempt us to fortify in the name of safety, to design defensive landscapes with defensive policies. Will tomorrow landscapes be as open, participatory, beautiful and sustainable as we imagined they could be? This moment of uncertainty, of regression, is no time for paralysis. It is time to perform, to become ecological and social activists in the shaping of our future habitats.
We need landscapes that embrace multi-performative natures. The spaces we collectively inhabit are opportunities for richer performances among people, places and natures. Tomorrow landscapes are indeed called to simultaneously perform ecological, social, and political roles.
In addressing these challenges as designers, we must also rethink beauty to construct emotionally performative natures.
Rosa Barba International Landscape Prize by Fundació Banc Sabadell
Scientific Commitee and International Jury
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