The 2022 Queensland Regional Symposium, ‘Regional Futures: A Collaborative Perspective’ take place on Darumbal Country, in the coastal town of Yeppoon in our great Central Queensland Region. The name Yeppoon is believed to mean “the place where the waters meet” in the Darumbal language – a most suitably named location for our symposium, which will explore ideas and possibilities presented by the past, present and emerging best practice examples in the regions.
Regional practice requires agile and collaborative mindsets, which provides the foundations for transdisciplinary practice and creative solutions to stakeholder engagement. Collaborations in and across the regions encompass large, medium and small practices that readily draw on effective engagement with local governments, Traditional Owners, affiliated professionals, local communities and suppliers. Recent times have put a focus on the importance of such collaborative practice, whether we operate in a remote community, a regional centre, or a state capital.
The recent health and frequent climate disasters such as the pandemic and the flooding across eastern Australia have revealed the need to rethink and reconsider new ways of designing and perceiving architectural outcomes. Is the future indeed Regional? Practices, whether small, medium or large need to be empowered/equipped to reimagine built outcomes with forward thinking best practice approaches by examining the current social, economic, cultural, climatological, political and population shift issues and what these future challenges pose.
This symposium offers opportunities for CPD presentations, case studies, and workshops conducted by Queensland and National architects aligned with the new key areas of the NSCA 2021, for you to explore the main themes of Sustainability, First Nations Perspectives, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Business of Architecture; and Heritage and Conservation.
These themes will be understood through the practice of regional architecture and architects, and the possibilities these suggest beyond practice in the regions. This will provide an opportunity to learn from, celebrate and acknowledge Queensland’s Regional Architecture. This immersive knowledge sharing and learning experience at Yeppoon, with excursions to nearby Rockhampton and surrounds will be a two-day event including a series of talks, presentations, lectures, workshops and site tours.
The Queensland Regional Conference is supported by Alspec.
The Queensland Chapter 2022 Continued Professional Development program is supported by BlueScope
The Friday evening Symposium Dinner is supported by Art Processors Pty Ltd
The Symposium In-Kind Partner is Livingstone Shire Council