Troppo Architects’ directors and 2014 Gold Medallists Phil Harris and Adrian Welke are joining a stellar speaker line up for the first Australasian Student Architecture Congress to be held in Melbourne since 1964.
From the winner of the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland’s Best Emerging Practice in 2012, to a member of the creative team for New Zealand’s first ever pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale, this year’s event boasts 15 speakers who will focus on Markus Jung’s philosophy that ‘architecture is not about form but formations of people’.
Themed ‘People’, this year’s congress will be curated by Mercedes Mambort (RMIT), Tim Randall (Monash University) and Darcy Zelenko (The University of Melbourne). The program will look at questions of spatial relations, architectural anthropology, humanitarian architecture, advocacy and intervention, amid a backdrop of expanding populations, urban migration and tightening purse strings.
The Australasian Student Architecture Congress, first established in the 1960s, will be held from 2 to 4 July in Melbourne. More information and tickets can be found on http://wp.architecture.com.au/people/theme/.
Discounted early bird registrations close on April 30, Thursday.
Julie Stout – Mitchell & Stout Architects, New Zealand
Steve Larkin – Steve Larkin Architects, Ireland
Anna Rubbo – Centre for Sustainable Urban Development, Columbia University, USA
Laurent Gutierrez – Map Office, Hong Kong
Sandra Manninger – SPAN del Campo Manninger Architects, USA
Veronika Valk – ZiZi & YoYo, Estonia
Phil Harris – Troppo, Adelaide
Adrian Welke – Troppo, Perth
Jeremy McLeod – Breathe Architecture, Melbourne
Lucy Humphrey – Lucy Humphrey Studio and Archrival, Sydney
Tone Wheeler – Environa Studio, Sydney
Paul Pholeros – Healthabitat, Sydney
John Gollings – Gollings Photography, Melbourne
Paul Memmott – Aboriginal Environments Research Centre, Brisbane
Lucinda Hartley – CoDesign Studio, Victoria