Ian Weir Research Architect

Weir, Ian James (2012) Ian Weir Research Architect. In Formations : New Practices in Australian Architecture. Australian Institute of Architects, Canberra, A.C.T, pp. 52-55.

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Dr Ian Weir's practice is driven by a passion for the Fitzgerald Bioregion, a remote, bushfire-prone landscape on the south coats of Western Australia which is renowned internationally for its biodiversity. It is here that Dr Weir collaborates with individuals and organisations from the fields of ecology, botany, bushfire science, land surveying, landscape architecture and art practice, all of whom seek to expand understandings of this remarkable landscape. This diverse practice formation is constructed to address a significant problem beyond the scope of conventional modes of architectural practice: the reconciliation of biodiversity and bushfire with human habitation, through a multimodal approach using art practice cartography and architectural intervention.

The chapter articulates Dr Weir's practice through a formation diagram and depicts key works of landscape representaion taken from "Enacted Cartography" and "Lightsite", two of Dr Weir's key research themes.

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ID Code: 57261
Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: The Venice Biennale is a prestigious international showcase of contemporary architecture. My selection for publication in the official biennale document by the Australian Institute of Architects followed an expression of interest peer review process.
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Keywords: Venice Biennale, Bushfire, Biodiversity, Formations, Fitzgerlad Bioregion, Transformative Mappings, Enacted Cartography
ISBN: 9780646576770
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100) > Architectural Design (120101)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100) > Landscape Architecture (120107)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Australian Institute of Architects (of published chapter)
Deposited On: 15 Feb 2013 00:23
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2015 16:09

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