Fluid Infrastructure : A response to a natural flood disaster in Brisbane

Satherley, Shannon D. (2011) Fluid Infrastructure : A response to a natural flood disaster in Brisbane. [Exhibition/Event]

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Image credit: 2011 Landscape Architecture, 4th year Students


Fluid Infrastructure: Landscape Architecture Exhibition: This exhibition showcases the work of 4th Year undergraduate landscape architecture students in response to the 2011 Queensland floods through five installations:

Systima Fluid Flux Flex Fluid Connectivity The Floods Verge Fluid Evolution

The focus of these installations is the post-flood conditions of Brisbane’s riverside public infrastructure, within a scenario of flood as a normalised event. It recognises that within this scenario, parts of this city cannot be described as definitively ‘land’ or ‘water,’ but are best described as ‘fluid terrains’(Mathur, A. and Da Cunha, D. 2006). The landscape design propositions within the five installations include public transport diversification (RiverRats) schemes, greenspace elevations, ephemeral gardens and evolving landscapes, creative interpretation and warning devices and systems. These propositions do not resist fluid conditions, but work with them to propose a more resilient urban river landscape than Brisbane currently has.

This QUT exhibition was developed as part of the 2011 Flood of Ideas Project (http://www.floodofideas.org.au) in partnership with Healthy Waterways (Water by Design), State Library of Queensland (The Edge), Brisbane City Council, Australian Institute of Architects, University of Queensland, Green Cross Australia, Stormwater Industry Association.

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ID Code: 59557
Item Type: Creative Work (Exhibition/Event)
Refereed: No
Other Contributors:
Role Contributors
QUT staff exhibition facilitator
  • Michael Ryan
  • Paul Songhurst
Industry partners
  • Healthy Waterways (Water by Design)
  • State Library of Queensland (The Edge)
  • Brisbane City Council
  • Australian Institute of Architects
  • University of Queensland
  • Green Cross Australia
  • Stormwater Industry Association
  • 4th year Landscape Architecture students
Material: 4th year Landscape Architectural Design drawings, models and projected images
Measurements or Duration: 4 days
Number of Pieces: 5 installations created by 42 exhibitors
Location: From date: To date:
D Block, QUT Gardens Point Campus 2011-04-15 2011-04-18
Keywords: Flood, Fluid terrains, Infrastructure, Resilience
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100) > Landscape Architecture (120107)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 the authors.
Deposited On: 03 May 2013 02:18
Last Modified: 07 May 2013 03:34

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