Senior Associate - Aspect Studios
An experienced and passionate Landscape Architect, Anne-Marie has worked with Aboriginal communities from various parts of Australia over many years. Through her developed understanding of culturally appropriate processes of engagement and her commitment to enabling self-determination of Aboriginal people within the design process, she has been able to successfully incorporate these voices and values into a wide range of master planning and urban design projects. These layered landscapes encourage broader community users to understand and respect the intrinsic values of country and spirituality by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
In 2015 Anne-Marie initiated and founded the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) Victoria’s ‘Connection to Country’ committee. She now has a role on the AILA ‘Connection to Country’ National Advisory Committee, which has recently launched a reflect level Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) and leads the ‘Connection to Country’ National Strategy for ASPECT Studios. She was also more recently appointed to the Victorian Design Review Panel, advising on culturally appropriate engagement processes.
Anne-Marie has married into a Victorian Aboriginal family and aims to ensure her two young girls are educated and strong in their culture, whilst advocating for a community where they can be proud that their culture is inherently influencing Victoria’s planning and design of our urban and regional landscapes.
Friday 2 October
Responding panel to Keynote
SDGs, Building Cities for Health and Wellbeing of People and Nature - Peter Rayner, Acting Director – Climate and Energy College, University of Melbourne.
Crystal Legacy, Senior Lecturer - Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, University of Melbourne
Anne-Marie Pisani, Senior Associate - Aspect Studios
Karibaiti Taoaba, Regional Director - Commonwealth Local Government Form Pacific
Peter Rayner, Acting Director – Climate and Energy College, University of Melbourne, Melbourne Australia