National events, speakers, conferences & exhibitions
Events on this page include the National Conference, Venice Biennale, and other conferences, exhibitions and forums.
Elsewhere on the site you can find information for:
Risk – 2015 National Architecture Conference 14 to 16 May 2015
No one wants to be a safe architect. Safety assumes the conventional and the predictable. Who wants that? Unless of course you want to stay in business – because few builders, developers or government departments aspire to risk-taking, just as few EOIs require a respondent to demonstrate a capacity to take a risk and challenge an assumption. This conference will explore this troubled nexus, between the architectural necessity of risk-taking and a building environment predicated on the minimisation of risk.
As a conference about risk within this profession it is only natural that the conference itself should take a calculated risk in its form and structure. As such we intend to embrace the time-honoured risk of talking not just at each other but to each other. Risk 2015 will be a conference of conferring, combining the presentation of great architectural projects from around the world with the ideas, narratives and motivations that lie behind that work. Sessions will include a range of keynote speakers from Europe, America and Asia, as well as extended panel discussions and short interrogative sessions bringing together the work and ideas of many Australian architects. The National Architecture Conference 2015 will ask one core question: ‘What is the changing role of risk in architecture?’
Visit the risk website for more information: http://wp.architecture.com.au/risk/
Image courtesy of LAB Architecture Studio
2015 Australasian Student Congress- People Website Launched and Tickets on Sale!
2 - 4 July 2015, Melbourne
The theme of the congress is based around the idea that “Architecture is not about form but formations of people”
. Architecture is more than form, materiality and details; it is in architecture that we work and rest, it's where we fall in love, where we protest; architecture changes behaviour, it unites and divides, provides shelter and inspiration. It is these thoughts that underpin People- the 2015 Australasian Student Architecture Congress.
In 2015 Melbourne’s metropolitan architecture schools will come together to host the first Architecture Student Congress in the city since 1964. Amidst a backdrop of expanding populations, urban migration and tightening purse-strings; we invite you to join us on a journey around the city as we seek to investigate questions of post-occupancy, politics of space, humanitarian implications and how architects engage with the public domain.
Speakers include Steve Larkin [Ireland], Laurent Gutierrez [HongKong], Anna Rubbo [USA], Veronika Valk [Estonia] and Sandra Manninger [USA].
Arguably the most important event for architecture students, many consider the congress as a once in a lifetime experience and the highlight of their architectural education!
For more information including the full speaker line-up please visit the website
2015 Gold Medallist- Peter Stutchbury
At the 2015 Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards, Peter Stutchbury was announced as the 2015 Gold Medallist.
In thirty-four years of practice, Peter Stutchbury has mastered the art of creating architecture that speaks of the place it inhabits – buildings that are environmentally sustainable, culturally specific and locally embedded. Peter’s buildings also exhibit deft use of simple, readily available materials to produce sophisticated details that celebrate the intrinsic qualities of locally sourced materials and trades. What is most remarkable about his work is the clarity of his response to program and environment, instantly accessible to all who see and experience his buildings.
Peter Stutchbury’s standing in the profession is evident in the calibre of colleagues who count him as a cherished friend and who are active advocates of his contribution to architecture in Australia and internationally. Of particular relevance are the past and present employees who have been nurtured in the studio of Peter Stutchbury Architecture and count Peter as a valued mentor.
Committed to advancing Australian architecture through practice, teaching and participation in broad-based professional activities and organizations, including the Australian Institute of Architects, Peter Stutchbury is also a founding member of the Australian Architecture Association and a founding director of the Architecture Foundation Australia.
For his contribution to the advancement of architecture, Peter Stutchbury is a worthy recipient of the 2015 Gold Medal. - David Karotkin (Jury Chair)
Details on the 2015 Gold Medal Tour will be announced soon.