A design studio focused on post-mining landscapes
RMIT Master of Landscape Architecture Design Studio
Role: Studio Co-lead
Interface Studio invited students to consider post-mining futures for the landscapes of the Latrobe Valley, Victoria. Students were asked to articulate a proposal which integrated two unlikely programmatic functions, and apply this on a portion of the northern batters of the Hazelwood Mine.
Students conducted research into the industrial and social context of the mining region to popsition their work through a Landscape Urbanist approach. A field trip provided first-person contact with the urban and social context of the site, through interviews, panel discussions, site visits, and sketching workshops.