Booking is now open for the Design Commission for Wales’ free Landmarks symposium on the Welsh landscape, to be held on 20 November in Cardiff.
The symposium, part of DCFW’s wider Landmarks programme, will explore the relationship between the natural resources of the Welsh landscape and human intervention, informing and inspiring a future for design in the landscape.
The Cardiff event will provide an opportunity to develop issues raised at the recent Landmarks conference held in Llangollen, Denbighshire, in early October and ask what the implications are for planning, policy and infrastructure.
A broad array of issues will be under consideration, including energy, sustainability, rural housing, industry, infrastructure, economy, tourism, biodiversity, climate change, transport, well-being, design, planning, landscape, conservation and innovation.
Speakers include Alister Kratt, board director of LDA Design, on ‘Natural Vision’, and Toby Blunt, deputy head of studio at Foster + Partners, on ‘The Landscape Infrastructure’. There will also be a showing of a talk recorded in 1988 of the late landscape architect Dame Sylvia Crowe (1901-1997) on ‘Wood & Water’.
The symposium takes place on 20 November from 10am–5pm at the Design Commission for Wales, Cardiff. Tickets are free but should be booked in advance as space is limited.