Room11’s Thomas Bailey to Speak at Affirmative Architecture
Affirmative Architecture has been conceived as an annual event that seeks to define an emergent trend amongst young architects and designers to re-engage with the ability of architecture and the design process to make life better.
Consisting of a symposium and associated exhibition it draws together international and Australian architects who have demonstrated commitment to a social agenda and have made significant contribution to the public realm. In a contemporary context, these practitioners have a positive consideration of social engagement, careful analysis of existing conditions and a deliberate, often challenging architectural response.
In 2013, University of Sydney Alumni and Staff including Adjunct Professor Rachel Neeson, Dr Lee Stickells, David Neustein and Hannah Tribe will join Professor Martyn Hook from RMIT University in convening Affirmative Architecture Sydney.
Curated as a series of interactive lectures and panel discussions the speakers describe their predominately built work and real projects that address real problems.
The event has demonstrated a real concern for the role of the architect in society and a driver of cultural and developmental change. The critical question here is what contribution architects and architecture can make in each situation and how might their research, strategies and skills make a real difference to everyday life.
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