Asia Pacific Architecture Forum

An initiative of State Library of Queensland and Architecture Media, the 2019 Asia Pacific Architecture Forum will return to Brisbane from 13 to 26 March, 2019.

The program features a range of free and ticketed events, including exhibitions, installations, symposia, an awards evening, lectures and workshops, which will engage architecture and design professionals, educators and enthusiasts. The Architecture Symposium, a one-day headline event, and the Australian Library Design Awards and Conference, showcasing the best in contemporary library design, will be held at State Library of Queensland.

State Librarian and CEO, Vicki McDonald, said the two-week program will showcase architecture’s pivotal role in the Asia Pacific and its influence on people’s lives. “State Library of Queensland is pleased to continue our partnership with Architecture Media to deliver this vibrant program of exhibitions and events, which highlights the importance of architecture in our region,” Ms McDonald said.

“Over the years this world-class event has attracted high-calibre international architects and designers to State Library, and this year we have speakers from Thailand, Malaysia, Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong and New Zealand. We are excited to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and stories which will inspire possibilities and creativity in architecture.”

This year the forum coincides with Home, a major exhibition of residential images from across Queensland, taken by a professional photographer in the 1960s and ‘70s. “Our international visitors will have the opportunity to see how Queenslanders lived half a century ago – it’s essential to understand the past when imagining the future,” Ms McDonald said.

Architecture Media editorial director Katelin Butler said there have never been more opportunities for Australian architects, designers and planners practicing across the Asia-Pacific region. “Returning for its fourth edition, the Asia Pacific Architecture Forum has established itself as a vital event, connecting Australian practitioners with influential architects and thinkers from across the region. As the world gets smaller and an ever increasing number of Australian architects, designers and planners practice abroad, engagement with our wider region has never been more important.”

Highlights of the 2019 forum include the Architecture Symposium, which explores the innovative thinking and transformative projects creating new world cities for the emerging Asian Century; the UQ International Architecture lecture series, featuring leading international architects; curator-led tours of Home: a suburban
obsession exhibition; speed-dating an architect and much more.

The full program of events will be announced in the coming months. For more
information, visit

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Cite: "Asia Pacific Architecture Forum" 30 Jan 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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