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Australian Institute of Architects - 2019 National Architecture Conference (VIC, Melbourne)

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COLLECTIVE AGENCY
Architects, thought-leaders and projects that challenge the status quo

Are you an attendee or an activist? 

Collective Agency is the theme of the 2019 National Architecture Conference, reminding us that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, and with unity comes an ability to affect an outcome. This year’s event will encourage reflection on today’s challenges, the articulation of more meaningful protocols, and most importantly, the willingness to act. Discussing what WAS (our shared understanding), what IS (our shared reality), and what COULD BE (our shared advocacy), Collective Agency is a dual state of doing and being. 

Passionate about the way political power is achieved and used, and the opposing feats of advocacy that aim to influence this power, the conference will celebrate projects from small, medium, and large practices inside and outside of architecture, demonstrating the power of empathy, enabling contribution, and in doing so, re-examining professional aspirations. 

Every speaker will be tasked with giving away something precious and empowering. Every attendee will be tasked with making a pledge to act on this new power. The event will be a demonstration of collective agency. 

We ask the question: Can a conference change the very practice of Australian architecture itself? 

More details including speaker line-up, program and ticket sales coming early 2019. Register for updates here. 

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