Keynote Speakers

Helen Armstrong

is Professor-Emeritus in Landscape architecture at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane/Australia and Adjunct-Professor t the Centre for Cultural Research, University of Western Sydney. She is director of the Cultural Landscape Research Unit.  She is a botanist and landscape architect by training and has been a scholar, teachr on onternational terrain and author for many years. Prof. Armstrong’s current research on meanings and values in wastelands will be published in her book on Disturbing Landscapes. Her professional and scholarly interest lies on the examination of spatial connotations of culture and the interpretation of landscapes and open spaces. She completed research on Cultural Barriers to Use of Public Open Space in Western Sydney elaborated over the last two years. Prof. Armstrong twice was a visiting professor at our Institute, where she lectured and gave seminars on theory and methodology of landscape architecture.

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