School of Architecture


Monday 21 October 2019 11:30am to 1:00pm


Room 51-207
Zelman Cowen Building (51) 
The University of Queensland
St Lucia QLD 4072


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Land tenure is ephemeral, since the life of people is short – generally  less than a century – compared to the age of the landscape – where geological epochs are measured in tens of millions of years. Yet both are processes that are temporal, and both shape the landscape separately and now together, creating “artefacts”, landscape forms that are by-products of the processes’ operation. This presentation forms part of the ongoing development of Julian’s next book project provisionally entitled Latent City: the landscape architecture of land tenure, and will comprise a background historical investigation of land title and an argument for treating it as a temporal process that has formal effects, linking it to the model of “practices” that he developed in his last book Overgrown.

Presenter: Dr Julian Raxworthy

Dr Julian Raxworthy is Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Queensland, and the author of Overgrown: practices between landscape architecture and gardening published by The MIT Press in 2018, for which he was a grant recipient from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.


Please direct all enquiries about this event to:

Bernard Llanos
+61 7 3365 3537