A symposium in Sydney will address the responsibility of built environment practitioners in providing creative solutions and positive action to address global humanitarian challenges.

To be hosted in March by the University of Sydney, Architecture as Agency: humanitarian design will consist of two sessions.

Session one will be a panel discussion featuring presentations from Jacqueline Thomas, (Humanitarian Engineering, University of Sydney), Lachlan Delaney (Sago Network), Greg Norman (Health Habitat), David Anderson (Architects Without Frontiers), David Kaunitz (Kaunitz Yeung Architects), and Jane Johnson (Jane Johnson Architects). As well as presenting the work of the speakers, this talk will explore the question: how can architects, designers, planners and other practitioners in the built environment sector respond to these issues, take action and affect positive change?

Following this, session two will see groups team together in a hands-on workshop to develop creative solutions to real-world challenges.

Architecture as Agency: humanitarian design will be held on 10 March. More information here