Australasian Student Architecture Congress

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Starting off in the 1960s as a series of informal mass gatherings of students, ASAC has since become an established conference, visiting cities in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea at least 30 times. Since then it has featured world renowned architects, designers and thinkers including Cedric Price, Buckminster Fuller, Glenn Murcutt, Peggy Deamer, Sarah Wigglesworth and even our 21st Prime Minister Gough Whitlam! This year, for the first time since 1999, the Australasian Student Architecture Congress (ASAC) will be heading back to Sydney.

The theme of this years congress is centered around the AGENCY of architecture - the capacity for the next generation of designers to act amidst the ever elusive Australasian dream of homeownership, where a building is both a means of shelter and wealth creation. AGENCY2017 will aim to address architectural education, start-up cultures, question the “visual aesthetic”, myth-bust pre-conceptions of property development and share insights into the dark matter that shapes to education, planning and regulation policy. AGENCY2017 will be a provocation, a celebration and a call to arms.

This year, approximately 400 students from all around Australasia will come to Sydney to design, debate and learn through 5 days of workshops, tours, lectures, debates and parties. AGENCY will be attended by invited academics, designers, architects and students from around Australasia and the world. Come and be a part of the largest student architecture congress experience in Australasia!

Featuring keynotes from:

  • Jeremy Till (Pro Vice Chancellor Central St Martins, London)
  • Julie Eizenberg (Koning Eizenberg Architecture, Los Angeles)
  • Virginia San Fratello (Rael San Fratello/Emerging Objects, San Francisco)
  • Julian Bolleter (Australian Urban Design Research Centre, Perth)
  • Robert Beson (AR-MA, Sydney)
  • Clinton Cole (CplusC Architectural Workshop, Sydney)
  • +more BIG names to be announced!

Early bird tickets are on sale now, right here!
$150 is your pass to all three days of workshops, lectures and debates with AGENCY2017
$50 for tickets to our opening night party at the AIA
$190 for a combo ticket featuring congress tickets and the opening party! (35% cheaper than past congress early bird tickets!)
But get in quick, these prices are available for a limited time of one month only!

From September 6th:
$180 Three Day pass (excludes $50 Opening Party ticket)
$50 Opening Party
$220 Combo ticket (3 day pass + opening party)
(That's still 35% cheaper than past congress full price tickets!)

If you’re in need of accommodation, we have set up a facebook group to connect interstate/international and Sydney-based students who are happy to host you. Just add yourself at this link and add your friends to get the dialogue going!

Dates: 28 November - 2 December 2017

Location: Sydney

Register: see here

The full programme is soon to be released but here's a sneak peek:

OPENING PARTY / 6pm 28 NOVEMBER / Australian Institute of Architects
Join us for the biggest student party of the year, with all our special guests!

DAY ONE / 29 NOVEMBER / University of NSW
Day: Keynotes
Evening: Join us for the UNSW Graduation Exhibition

DAY TWO / 30 NOVEMBER / University of Sydney
Day: Workshops and Keynotes
Evening: Join us for the USYD Graduation Exhibition

DAY THREE / 1 DECEMBER / University of Technology, Sydney
Day: Workshops and Keynotes
Evening: Closing party at a Secret Location TBA


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