The Expanding Field Speaker Interview Stories
The Expanding Field Speaker Interview Stories

During The Expanding Field festival, TCL staff sat down with keynote speakers to ask them about their respective practices, their response to the festival theme, and how they would describe the festival in three words.


The TCL interview team included Antonia Besa, Alexa Ongoco, Daniel Hidvegi, Peter Ayres, Victoria King, Clarita Reutter, Justine Carey and Kelsie Armstrong.

The Expanding Field Festival was the 2018 AILA International Festival of Landscape Architecture, held on the Gold Coast at Home of the Arts.

Martin Rein-Cano of Topotek 1
Fiona Foley, Badtjala Artist
Rolf Hughes of the Experimental Architecture Group
Anthony Sharples and Alistair Kirkpatrick of AKAS
Kim Mahood, Artist and Author
Ezra Jacobs Smith and Greg Grabasch
Sean Burkholder of the Dredge Research Collaborative
Gabriella Maria Trovato of Landscape Architects Without Borders
Brent McKee of Monash SensiLab
Vanessa Margetts of Mudmap Studio
Brendan Roffey of Riverside Greenway
Simone Bliss of SBLA
Sarah Hicks of Bush Projects
Richard Weller, Professor and Chair of Landscape Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania
Stephen Muecke, Author and Academic
Michael Hromek, Indigenous Design Specialist
Shuyi Chang of SWA Group
Liberty Lawson, interdisciplinary researcher
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