Deadline extended for the call for abstracts – 5th IFLA Africa symposium

LEARNING THE LANDSCAPE — LANDSCAPES OF LEARNING
APPRENDRE LE PAYSAGE — PAYSAGES D’APPRENTISSAGE 

Rabat, Morocco: 13th and 14th July 2017

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS 5th IFLA Africa symposium 

Convinced on the one hand that the recognition of the landscape architecture profession is based on a solid educational programme at the tertiary level through a programme that stands up to international scrutiny, and on the other hand, that the landscape architecture profession is misunderstood or even unknown in Morocco and many other African countries, AAPM invites you to submit an Abstract of a paper to be presented at the 5th IFLA Africa Symposium with the theme:

LEARNING THE LANDSCAPE – LANDSCAPES OF LEARNING 

This symposium examines how we learn the landscape on the one hand, and what the landscape can teach us on the other.

The first part of the theme will look at what constitutes an appropriate course structure relevant to our times and to the African continent, using examples from other countries both in Africa and elsewhere.

The second part of the programme will expose landscapes that teach us the history of a place, the cultural customs, or those which enrich our understanding of ecological processes and environment. Illustrations will be taken from all over the continent and the Mediterranean basin, but also through local projects.

Rich with a long history of gardens spanning several centuries, Morocco is a beautiful country from which to explore these themes. From ancient and ingenious irrigation systems and earth construction to the rich culture of Moorish design, a number of local sites illustrate clearly that much of Moroccan landscape architecture is rooted in environmentally responsible and sustainable design.

In spite of Morocco’s long history of garden design, it is also searching for recognition of the profession of Landscape Architecture, and it suffers from the absence of adequate tertiary educational programmes adapted to local particularities.

Situated at the northern tip of the continent, Morocco is at the gateway between Africa and Europe; as such, AAPM hopes to welcome participants not only from Africa, but also from the Mediterranean basin and Europe in general. In addition to Rabat’s International Airport, the Mohamed V International airport in Casablanca has become a hub for flights to and from many African countries, Europe, the Middle East and America making the venue an accessible choice. Rabat is situated in the centre of the country convenient for travelling to explore either the north or the south of the country.

DATE FOR SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS: 28 February 2017: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 15 MARCH 2017 

NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE OF ABSTRACT: 31 March 2017 

DATE FOR SUBMISSION OF FULL PAPERS: 15 May 2017 

Papers to be in English or French; 

Abstracts to be no more than 300 words, format MSWord 

You can download the call here and en français ici.

For further information, please contact aapm.delegue@gmail.com

For full information about the conference see here.