Making good: speakers and events locked in for National Architecture Conference

The 2014 National Architecture Conference – Making is set to be a festival of architecture with full line-up of speakers and fringe events revealed.

Taking place in Perth from 8-10 May, Making features a rich and diverse program for locals, interstate and international professionals developed by the creative team: Helen Norrie, Sam Crawford and Adam Haddow, along with a team of local practitioners to ensure it is a conference experience not to be missed.

Making explores practices and projects that actively seek to embrace and strengthen local culture and that involve cross-disciplinary, community and political engagement to provide alternative processes and lessons to inspire delegates with their own practice.

From big names to emerging practices, the chosen speakers represent a range of countries with an emphasis on our nearest continental neighbours in Asia, Africa and South America and will explore the conference’s four subthemes: making culture, making life, making connections and making impact.

The 2014 National Architecture Conference presents:

David Adjaye – Adjaye Associates, United Kingdom
Andrew Burns – Andrew Burns Architects, Sydney
Richard Hassell – WOHA, Singapore
Timothy Horton – Committee for Adelaide, Adelaide
Wen Hsia and BC Ang – WHBC, Malaysia
Andra Matin – Andra Matin, Indonesia
Gurjit Singh Matharoo – Matharoo Associates, India
Beth Miller – Community Design Collaborative, United States
Lyndon Neri – Neri&Hu Design, China
Sek San Ng – Seksan Design, Malaysia
Jo Noero  Noero Architects, South Africa
Vo Trong Nghia – Vo Trong Nghia Architects, Vietnam
Marina Tabassum – MTA, Bangladesh
Elizabeth Watson Brown – Architectus, Brisbane
Emma Williamson – CODA, Perth
Cazu Zegers – Cazu Zegers, Chile

In addition to the impressive line-up of speakers, delegates will have numerous opportunities to experience Perth’s architecture, culture, places and spaces through a broad range of events designed exclusively to complement the conference.

Events include the official opening party which is to be held at Kerry Hill’s award-winning State Theatre Centre of Western Australia and provide a unique chance to meet and mingle with conference presenters, fellow architects, media and industry professionals. Other activities include exhibitions, tours by foot, bike, car and coach, and a range of cross-artform events to provide a festival atmosphere as we celebrate all things architecture.

For more information including event program and speaker biographies visit wp.architecture.com.au/making