Student Posters awarded at the Digital Landscape Architecture conference

Two students in their first year of the Masters program were awarded second and third place in a student poster competition at the Digital Landscape Architecture Conference. Student posters were voted on by conference attendees, leading to Sharon Wu receiving second place for her work The Changing Landform of Mangrove-Salt Marsh in Western Port Bay while Ming Yin took third for Simulation of Tea Plantation Expansion. Both projects were completed as part of the Tools Shaped Like Problems design research seminar, which focused on using parametric modelling methods as a means to analyse landscape conditions and create simulations that examine how landscapes change over time.

In addition, several other students were highly ranked amongst the 43 posters. Three other Masters students — Mona He, Daryl Wong, and Tina Wang — from placed 10th, 11th, and 27th for their own design research seminar work, while second-year Bachelors students Liam Patterson, Afiq Fairuz, Will Muhleisen, and George Willmott, received 17th, 21st, 22nd, and 24th for their work from Communications 2.

The conference ran from June 7th through 11th at Anhalt University in Bernburg, Germany. It was the 18th iteration of the Digital Landscape Architecture Conference which offers speakers, workshops, and an open-source peer-reviewed journal investigating the use of digital technologies in modelling landscapes and cities across all levels and stages of the design process. Joerg Rekittke was a one of the keynote speakers.

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