On 11 October in Brisbane, AA Roundtable 08 brings together an architect, a major project coordinator, an academic and a digital connectivity expert to discuss how developers, citizens, politicians and architects can work together to create good civic architecture.
This is contentious territory for architects. Public and private interests continually wrangle over it, and Australia has seen many such battles recently – North Bank in Brisbane, Federation Square in Melbourne, Barangaroo in Sydney. While differing views are many, one that is shared by most is that developers, citizens, politicians and architects, must work together.
Meet the panel
- Donald Bates, director of Lab Architecture Studio, responsible for key large-scale public projects including Federation Square, Melbourne.
- Tory Jones, executive coordinator of major projects at the Gold Coast City Council. Her work includes delivering the Gold Coast Cultural Precinct.
- Peter Skinner, professor in architecture at the University of Queensland and past president of the Queensland Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects (2010–2012).
- Michelle Tabet, urban informatics team leader at Arup Sydney, exploring the overlap between digital connectivity and cities.
Presented by Architecture Australia in partnership with ISIS, AA Roundtable 08 is the eighth in the series of thought-leading chaired public forums, promoting debate and discourse around the key issues in Australian practice today.
11 October 2012
ISIS offices, Brisbane
Free, but booking is essential
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