The 2014 National Architecture Conference, ‘Making’, has announced its full line-up of speakers and fringe events.
Making will take place in Perth from 8-10 May and will feature a program for locals, interstate and international professionals alike.
The Australian Institute of Architects described Making as a program with dual motives; one that explores projects of local importance but also promotes visionary practice and social responsibilities.
“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.”
The program was developed by the creative team: Helen Norrie, Sam Crawford and Adam Haddow, along with a team of local practitioners.
The chosen speakers range from big names to local residents and will represent a range of countries with an emphasis on our nearest continental neighbours in Asia, Africa and South America.
The speakers 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
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 speakers, delegates will have opportunities to experience Perth’s architecture, culture, places and spaces through a broad range of events designed 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.
Other activities include exhibitions, tours by foot, bike, car and coach, and a range of cross-artform events.
For more information including event program and speaker biographies visit wp.architecture.com.au/making