Shifting Sands: A Mobile Interactive Biophilic Landscape

Maria Ignatieva, Ionat Zurr, Denis Wittwer, Sam Clements

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The Shifting Sands project (on the ground of the University of Western Australia (UWA) Nedlands Campus) is a ‘Living Lab’ aimed at encouraging communal and educational activities and experiences concerning both sustainable design and Perth’s unique landscape. At the same time, Shifting Sands is a piece of
art. It is a symbolic representation of geomorphology, soil and flora and their dynamic character. It is a full-of life hub for students, staff and visitors who are interested in design, art, ecology and culture. Shifting Sands is a tangible outcome of the project “Perth as a biophilic resilient city model in the time of climate change” granted by the UWA Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education Research Collaboration Award (2019–2020, grant recipient: Professor Maria Ignatieva). This landscape design and art installation is a miniature symbol of a biophilic city where we make visible the considerate integration of design principles with natural and ecological processes.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationPerth
Publication statusPublished - 20 Oct 2020
EventShifting Sands: A mobile interactive biophilic landscape - University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
Duration: 16 Oct 2020 → …


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