The Canadian Landscape Portfolio third edition targeting landscape architects seeks to show landscapes, from Canada or the entire world, which are perceived as “EXCEPTIONAL”, sites to be seen as “DERAMED LANDSCAPES”. They could be wild or urban, simple or sophisticated…
What makes those landscapes that were altered of not by human design to “stand out” are your submitted images with their short descriptive texts which are to express what characteristics responds to our most fundamental needs.
Again, as it was with the first and second editions, to take some time to have a second look at the landscapes that are “PART OF OUR DREAMS”, those spaces that participate day after day at making our life more agreeable, more efficient, more beautiful…

PORTFOLIOS INITIATIVE

THIRD EDITION - DREAMED LANDSCAPES PORTFOLIO PORTAL FOR CSLA AND IFLA MEMBERS

THE SUBMISSION PERIOD FOR THE THIRD EDITION OF THE PORTFOLIO IS TO START SOON…
THE SUBMISSION PERIOD WILL START IN JUNE TO END IN AUGUST 2017 …
YOU CAN NOW SUBMIT YOUR IMAGES FROM CANADA OR THE WORLD BY USING INSTAGRAM…

“FROM LANDSCAPES OF OUR DREAMS TO DREAMED LANDSCAPES”


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Dreamed Landscapes portfolio

The third edition of the Canadian Landscapes Portfolio like the first and second editions, is an online set of Collections showing the immense diversity of the landscapes from all provinces and territories. One main difference is that one gallery will aim at showing landscapes from the entire world. This edition is an invitation to all landscape architects (CSLA and IFLA members) which will collect entries from the submission form or from Instagram.

The Portfolio’s third edition focus is on landscapes that fulfill our fundamental needs in exceptional ways. The images might be natural or designed, simple or highly sophisticated, urban or forested. They are the “Landscapes that fill our Dreams” but in which we live and work…

Once again, it is time to pause and seize these “Dreamed” landscapes, those that, day in and day out, contribute to making our lives more enjoyable and/or efficient.

In the end, they become our favourite landscapes...

For the third edition, Canadian (CSLA) and International (IFLA) Landscape Architects and students registered in landscape architecture programs are invited to participate using the Submission form or Instagram.

This edition of the Portfolio is in continuity with the first and second edition which were aiming at illustrating the Canadian Landscapes Charter's precepts that all landscapes are:
  • Of public interest, entailing various dimensions ranging from culture to ecology and economy.
  • Favourable to viable economic activities with appropriate means of interventions.
  • Integral to the Canadian identity and its diverse cultures.
  • Naturally in constant change, with many under economic stresses.
  • A major contributor to the quality of life for all people living in all types of settings

To illustrate the emphasis placed by the CLC on the rich diversity of Canadian, and now the entire world, landscapes, the third edition will add a gallery of images composed of digital collections representing Canada’s diversity and the world by regions - America, Europe, Africa, Asia-Pacific.

The “Dreamed Landscapes" galleries will be added to the already existing "Significant and Designed Landscapes".

One of the Dreamed Landscapes Portfolio third edition key objective is to be in continuity with the Significant and Designed Landscapes Portfolios.

To achieve this goal, it shares all of the original objectives:

The first phase wants to reach everyone:

  • By sharing Canadian landscape architect’s vision about "landscapes" available to the greatest number of stakeholders;
  • By favouring common and accessible technologies to present this vision about landscapes, now adding Instagram
  • By illustrating through these images one or many principles from the Canadian Landscape Charter:
    Some examples could be: recognize landscape as vital; practice participatory and collaborative processes; increase awareness and understanding; identify the complex multidimensional and interdependent values of the landscape; encourage knowledge sharing; etc.;…
  • By facilitating a conversation between all CSLA’s members, other stakeholders acting on landscapes and the general public on the importance of “all landscapes”
  • By extending this conversation will all members of the International Federation of Landscapes Architects (IFLA).

The second phase is about "landscape architecture"…

  • Invite all landscape architects from Canada en the entire world that are members of CSLA and IFLA to submit digital photographs that capture the personal extent of a “Dreamed” site, space, landscape from all Canadian province or territory. Those images are to show the personal perspective of a site seen as "significant, meaningful": it can be public or private;
  • Link each of these images to a description to why they are significant, meaningful to the author and how they participate to their quality of life - it could be a place to rest, work, eat, exchange, share, take care, love, meet, help, study, meditate, communicate, cooperate, relax, day-dream, have fun, etc. It is all about our interactions with the different landscapes that surround us;
  • Illustrate one or several of the Canadian Landscape Charter principles & values using these images;
  • Encourage the participation of each component association or regions to select the images that will make up their Collection of designed meaningful landscapes from their province, territory or country;
  • Initiate a conversation between all CSLA’s and IFLA’s members, other stakeholders and the general public on the importance of “all landscapes”.

IN CONCLUSION, THE CANADIAN LANDSCAPES PORTFOLIO INITIATIVE IS:

  • About sharing and exchanging with the widest audience about the importance of all landscapes, designed or not;
  • Exploring how our interactions with various landscapes affect us;
  • Raising greater awareness on how landscape architecture, as practiced by Canadian and international landscape architects, participates in the protection, design and management of all types of landscapes.

All dates that are needed for your participation


June 2017

Dreamed Landscapes portfolio Launch

We will start accepting submissions for the third edition during the month of June 2017
Follow the Newsletters from the CSLA and IFLA for more details

June to September 2017

Submission period


Period to submit your images and texts…

All pertinent details are in the following section: Conditions.

September first 2017

End of the Submission period

CLP third edition will stop accepting submissions by the beginning of September 2017.

All pertinent details are in the following section: Conditions.

October 2017

Dreamed Landscapes Portfolio Vernissage

Third edition Portfolio official Vernissage date is to be set during the 2017 Montreal World Design Summit and Congress.



MORE DETAILS WILL FOLLOW IN THE FUTURE PORTFOLIO NEWS and CSLA Newsletters.

October 16 - 25 2017

WORLD DESIGN SUMMIT OF MONTREAL - WDSM 2017
DESIGNED AND DREAMED LANDSCAPES PORTFOLIOS UNVEILING

DESIGNING THE FUTURE. THE WORLD DESIGN SUMMIT - MONTRÉAL 2017 (WDS) IS AN UNPRECEDENTED INTERNATIONAL GATHERING OF DIVERSE DISCIPLINES WITH A COMMON FOCUS: HOW DESIGN CAN SHAPE THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT OF THE FUTURE. MONTRÉAL WILL HOST DESIGN PROFESSIONALS, GOVERNMENT AND BUSINESS LEADERS, INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVES, MEDIA AND NGOS FROM AROUND THE WORLD. FOR 10 DAYS, ATTENDEES WILL COME TOGETHER TO TRANSCEND SILOS, FOSTER COOPERATION AND ENHANCE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT. MORE THAN A MERE CELEBRATION OF DESIGN, THE SUMMIT WILL DEMONSTRATE THE TREMENDOUS POWER OF DESIGN TO CREATE VIABLE SOLUTIONS TO GLOBAL SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, CULTURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES.

PARTICIPATION GENERAL CONDITIONS :
  • Submissions must be done by a CSLA or IFLA member: the AUTHOR[+]

    Landscape architects in their internship, and students registered in an accepted landscape architecture program, are encouraged to participate in the Portfolio third edition.

    Just indicate what is your status in the STATUS field of the submission form.
  • Portfolio third edition participation is FREE:[+]

    There are no fees to participate in the Canadian Portfolio…
    Nevertheless, donations to our partner, LACF, is encouraged.

    For more details, please visit the PARTNERS section.
  • Authors must hold all rights to the submitted images:[+]

    Submitted images can’t be copies from originals or in modified form from another author, unless otherwise mentioned in the submission.
  • Recognizable individual(s) at the forefront of submitted images must grant permission to the Author:[+]

    Generally, public places’ photographs are acceptable if no individuals are clearly recognizable. If in doubt, please fill in the MODEL AGREEMENT FORM and send it back using the Contact email - information@clp-ppc.org
  • There is no maximum to the number of images that can be submitted using the submission form or Instagram[+]

    Submission form is designed to permit a submission of four (4) images. You can send more than one form.
    Use Instagram freely…
    Please read attentively the Submission’s Conditions.
  • Each Author can submit images from various Canadian province, territory or the world[+]

    Fill in the submission form indicating clearly in which Canadian province or territory, or in which country the images were taken.

    All submissions will be evaluated by the concerned component association or regional representative.

  • Every image submitted must have a descriptive text ranging from 15 to 30 words - the texts can be in English or/and French[+]

    Descriptive text must help the visitor better understand what makes this “Dreamed Landscape" important to you…

  • SUBMISSIONS must be done during the allocated period by filling the SUBMISSION FORM
    Or by using Instagram…[+]

    Check the preceding Calendar section for important dates.
  • SUBMISSIONS usage is licenced to the CSLA:[+]

    The AUTHOR consent and authorize the use of the SUBMISSION’S by CSLA and its representatives for any purpose whatsoever including, without limitations: reproductions in all media, publications, display, broadcast and exhibitions for promotion, advertising, trade, art or illustration.

    The AUTHOR agrees the SUBMISSION may be used without compensation for an unlimited time. If the Images are to be used, the AUTHOR’S name will be indicated.

    The AUTHOR keeps the ownership of the IMAGES(S).
Submissions Format
  • The images submitted must be in jpeg format
  • Their resolution can range from 72 to 100 dpi (92 is encouraged)
  • Their maximum dimensions can range from 900 to 1200 pixels - landscape or portrait orientation
  • Maximum size of 2 000 KB (2M)
  • If you choose to send an attached text, its format can be Word or Pages

For the CLP, landscape architecture is :


At the crossroads of development and design, landscape architecture specializes in the planning and development of new landscapes, and in the management, enhancement, protection and restoration of existing landscapes, ranging from the smallest local area to regional planning. Landscape architecture intervention’s scale and diversity drive the landscape architects toward the cultural, heritage, social, aesthetic, economic and environmental interconnecting perspectives. Depending on the context, these are realized with stakeholders’ involvement and/or multidisciplinary collaboration, and they could include all steps relating to the completion of a landscape project, from its planning to its execution and supervision, from its estimation to the invitation to bid, etc.
Canadian Landscape Charter

The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) is a professional organization with over 1,980 landscape architects as members. As the voice of the profession in Canada, the CSLA is an advocate for its members on issues such as urban design, urban renewal, sustainable development and cultural heritage.

The CSLA delivers programs and services for its members that:
  • increase public awareness and promote the profession - the CSLA communication tools include the website (www.csla-aapc.ca), the membership directory, a monthly bulletin, social media sites and LANDSCAPES|PAYSAGES, the national magazine;
  • provide opportunities for professional development - the CSLA holds an Annual General Meeting and Congress, provides information year round to members about industry and professional learning opportunities and coordinates continuing education programs and opportunities nationally;
  • recognize members and celebrate member achievements within the profession through the CSLA Awards of Excellence, the Recognition Awards Programs, the College of Fellows and by administering the Governor General’s Medal in Landscape Architecture;
  • support education and research through the accreditation of undergraduate and graduate landscape architecture programs, recognition of student achievement and provision of scholarships.
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Dreamed Landscapes Portfolio

The Portfolio's third edition, "Dreamed Landscapes", wishes to be a conclusion to the Initiative where a more diversified group of participants will be invited to record digitally "any kind of landscape" that could be seen as EXCEPTIONAL, a DREAMED LANDSCAPE.

This site, place or landscape could be natural and untouched or entirely artificial, the result of human interventions…

Still, the participants will have to describe why this site is so important to them.

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