Adaptation Workshop

Five days interrogating the problems, challenges, and potentials of a unique site combining stories of creation and evolution, desalination and floods, histories of human development (built and social), to environmental threats and new species.


The intensive workshop took place at The University of Western Australia – drawing upon experts in water research, biological arts, geology and ecology – and Lake Clifton, Mandurah – where local insight and experiences are developing a rich and varied story of the complexities of foreseeing a vision for the site in 2049.

The workshop is part of the SymbioticA research project Adaptation as well as the Australian Research Council – funded investigation by RMIT and SymbioticA into design research of biological art and digital architecture.


29 June to 3 July 2009


Perth and Mandurah, Western Australia

Contact SymbioticA to discuss running this workshop at your organisation.