Hosted by the Australian Institute of Architects Queensland chapter, the 'Spirit of Place' – 2013 Regional Architecture Conference will focus upon the unique opportunities commonly available to architects practicing regionally, responding to the unique ‘Spirit of Place’. Taking place September 6-7, "the aim of the conference is to excite and inspire the practice of architecture in regional Australia," according to the creative director of the event, architect Stephen de Jersey. The conference features an illustrious set of keynote speakers, whose work responds to this mandate. In addition, there will be a rich range of associated tours and events that explore the extraordinary locality of the Cairns region. More information after the break.
‘This conference gives architects a chance to pick up where the 2012 National Architecture Conference – Experience left off. That successful and acclaimed event started many conversations and we want these exchanges to continue, to evolve,’ says Stephen.
‘In recent times, the effect of distance has been dramatically changed with the advent of immediate communications systems as well as cost effective travel. Regional communities can now be serviced in a multitude of different ways; however, in many respects, responding directly to the uniqueness of a regional place is becoming increasingly at risk. Our country is in its infancy, and we believe that it will be of significant benefit to future generations for us to acknowledge and respond to the unique ‘spirit of place’.’
Robert Morris-Nunn – Circa Morris Nunn Architects, Tasmania
Hua Li – Trace Architecture Office, China
Alice Hampson – Alice Hampson Architect, Queensland
Fernando Menis – Fernando Menis Architects, Spain
Thomas Bailey – Room 11, Tasmania
Jorge Gracia – Gracia Studio, USA/Mexico
Stuart Harrison – Harrison White Architects, Victoria
Kevin Low – Small Projects, Malaysia
Don Watson – State Library of Queensland, Brisbane
Bronwen Kerr and Pete Ritchie – Kerr Ritchie, New Zealand
Adrian Iredale – Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects, Perth
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