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    International and Australian architects among speakers at Making: The National Architecture Conference

    Nathan Johnson

    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 

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