Sacha Coles

Sacha Coles is a Sydney based landscape architect. Sacha conceptualised his isolation life into monochrome sketches and turned the process into a meditation. The journal is a visual experiment with lineage and reconstructed landscape scenery. 

“Creative anarchy – embracing the change of COVID-19.” 

We asked Sacha three questions about his experience of isolation, completing this journal and his hope for the future. These are his responses: 

Describe the experience of the period of isolation for you.

Isolation has brought me closer to family + given me permission to restructure my time, my commitments, + my work to a new system which better suits my natural rhythms.

What does your book represent and how did you approach the challenge?

This book is a reminder that drawing is a meditation.

What do you hope will change in Australia as a result of the pandemic? 

My hope is that as a society we give permission to adopting new alternative models of “work” and that we promote a wholistic-health-centred approach (human + environmental) over the “growth at all costs” linear economic models of the past.

Sacha is a globally renowned design leader with a record of excellence in creating projects of transformational change. His projects aim to delight and embody a positivity which challenges a ‘business as usual’ approach.
Sacha is a collaborator who delivers innovative design within a social framework, reinforcing the role that cities can play in creating economic, social and creative opportunity. Through his work, Sacha promotes uplifting quality of life, encouraging social equity and elevating the human spirit through design.
Recognised as one of the top 30 Landscape Architects operating globally, Sacha advocates for design excellence, environmental resilience, and civic delight.

View Sacha Coles' journal here:

Image: Sacha Coles, Design/Isolate Journal (detail), 2020.

Image: Sacha Coles, Design Isolate Journal (detail), 2020.