Call for Creative Director- 2018 National Architecture Conference
The National Architecture Conference is one of the major events of the Australian Institute of Architects. Held annually, the Conference is attended by over 1,000 delegates. Since 2005, the Conference has been planned using a strategic and operational model that has seen it grow rapidly and substantially as a must-attend event in the annual calendar of many Australian and international delegates.
The Conference is funded by the Institute and managed by the Institute’s Events Unit, under the direction of the General Manager Member Engagement.
The scope of the Creative Director role and responsibilities is primarily focused on the themes, content and style of the event, with the formal and operational aspects being the primary focus of the Institute’s management team.
Please find the expression of interest documentation and requirements here.
Expressions of interest closes on Monday 10 October 2016.
Venice Architecture Biennale
The Venice Biennale is the premier architectural forum in the world. Australia’s representation in Venice presents an opportunity to showcase the highest levels of thought, research and design in Australian architectural culture. Our participation in the Biennale sets the example for Australian design achievement.
We are pleased to announce the Australian exhibition for 2016, The Pool by Aileen Sage and Michelle Tabet. Selected for its incisive interest in the connections between landscape, culture and architecture, The Pool is set to transport visitor’s poolside. An immersive multi-sensory experience, within the new DCM pavilion, the exhibition will profile a series of Australia’s most remarkable pools.
With the opening of the new Australian pavilion in the Giardini in 2015, the spotlight will be firmly on Australia and its architecture for the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale.
For more information click here
2016 National Architecture Conference- How Soon is Now?
28-30 April, Adelaide
The ceaseless appetite for the new means that architecture is constantly projecting, speculating and theorising. Instead of always looking into the future or back into the past, projects are already demonstrating the new ways in which architecture operates in the world.
The future is right now!
The challenge for architecture is to not retreat into itself and be ostracised from the extraordinary moment in history in which it finds itself. But rather to recognise its place in contemporary practice, and to stake a claim for its agency within that system.
We want to explore the agency of architecture to make real changes in the world, empowering architects to participate in the massive transformations that are occurring to cities, to global as well as local societies and to the sustainability of our planet.
How Soon is Now continues the shift of conversation from a self-reflective and internal one to an open, collaborative and discursive one. The focus is on exemplary buildings and the experiences and knowledge of the people that fund, conceive, create and inhabit them.
Speakers include, Julie Eizenberg (USA), Sadie Morgan (UK), Nasrine Seraji (France), Thomas Fisher (USA) and Amica Dall (UK). Visit the website for more information!
2015 National Architecture Awards
The National Architecture Awards have been held annually since 1981. These awards are the most prestigious in the design and construction industry. Held on Thursday 5 November in Brisbane the awards recognised 42 projects across 46 national honours in the coveted Awards program spanning 14 diverse categories.
To see the list of winners click here!