The University of Canberra landscape architecture school came to Yambulla for a 3 day kick-off of their 2023 Vertical Studio. ‘Vertical’ in that second, third and honours year students are all working together for a semester on developing ideas for our site.
The Yambulla Project founder, Jim Osborne, studied landscape architecture at UC 35 years ago and, after the 2020 fires, when he declared he ‘needed to find his people’ to help the project rise out of the ashes, Gay Williamson at UC was the first person he called. She arrived with 2 students then and 3 years later she came back, this time with 25 students.
It was a busy 3 days with the budding landscape architects being immersed into the complexities of a changing landscape. Groups of 6 rotated through half day sessions building ephemeral sculptures; shooting video footage for a film component of the project and building leaky weirs with Louis.
We are very excited about seeing their work progress through the semester and being on the critiquing panel in mid May.