Flux 2011 – Australia and New Zealand Architecture Student Conference
If you’re an architectural student in Australia or New Zealand, you may wish to get yourselves over to Adelaide, South Australia and take part in Flux 2011, the congress designed to address the future or architecture. The focus on the congress is wide ranging, from humanitarian priorities, to sustainability, with a wide range of expert speakers ready to direct and educate Australasia’s next batch of city shapers.
The Congress runs from 6-9 July, and participants will have the opportunity to engage in a tours of the city, along with a varied selection of workshops aimed at engaging the students in proactively working to solving the issues that face us today.
Professional identity, humanitarian need, financial crisis, climate change, natural disaster.
Flux will feature a balanced program of lectures and workshop-style sessions over three days, with the customary opening and closing parties ensuring an ideal mix of academic and social engagement for delegates. As we have experienced in the past, the biennial student congress will foster rich discussion and debate on the prevalent architectural themes of the day.
The congress theme will centre on the position of the architect in the face of societal and environmental change, and economic crisis. With a range of speakers drawn from diverse sectors of the profession, the content will explore the positive ways of responding to challenging circumstances, both within a local context and the broader one of humanitarian and post disaster relief.
Dr. Ken Yeang (Llewelyn Davies Yeang) – Architect-planner, ecologist and author
Nathaniel Corum (Architecture for Humanity) – Architect and Head of Education Outreach with Architecture for Humanity
Charles Holland (FAT, London) – Architect, writer and teacher. He is a director of FAT
Lara Calder (Calder Flower Architects) – Director of Calder Flower Architects in Sydney
Dr. Esther Charlesworth (Architects Without Frontiers) – Founding Director of Architects without Frontiers (Australia)
Stuart Harrison (Harrison and White) – Architect, lecturer, broadcaster and architectural advocate.
Benjamin Hewett (Integrated design commission SA) – South Australian Government Architect,
Luke Jones (Pod Trading) – Architect and director of Pod Trading
Peter Malatt (Six Degrees) – Architect and founding member of Six Degrees
Andrew Maynard (Andrew Maynard Architects) – Architect
Paul Pholeros – Architect, Director of Healthabitat
Brian Porter (Two Row Architect)
Michael Rayner (Cox Rayner Architects) – Principal of Cox Rayner Architects
Gerard Reinmuth (TERROIR) – Director of TERROIR
Melonie Bayl-Smith (liquidARCHITECTURE) – Sydney director of liquidARCHITECTURE.
Patrick Stewart – Architect
Rewi Thompson – Architect, Adjunct Professor at the School of Architecture, University of Auckland
John Wardle (John Wardle Architects) – Architect
You can follow @flux2011 to keep tabs on the latest news before and during the event!