So, the Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards are on next Thursday night in Perth. I am getting near daily emails from the Institute asking everyone to buy tickets, so I have a feeling there are not many people who have already booked tickets.
Anyone planning to go? I wasn’t intending to. The last few Institute events I’ve been to have been really pretty ordinary. But because it’s in Perth I feel like we really have to show the other states that maybe we can hold a half-decent architecture event, and that people care about architecture in this great city of ours. Why are we so apathetic sometimes? The reason I haven’t liked previous events is that it always seems the same ‘older architects’ hanging out in their old cliques, with the same old same old conversation. But how will we ever change that if we don’t participate…?
I was just updating the Event link, when I noticed that the Institute has advised that Perth’s only opportunity to hear the Gold Medalist talk is on the night of the announcement. So if you want to listen to the Gold Medalist, you’ll have to go to the Awards night – except that when you book your ticket, you won’t know who the Gold Medalist is. I don’t really think this is fair – no other state has the Gold Medal Talk on the same night as the announcement is made. And I guess this also means the winner already knows who they are, as they would have to prepare something…hmmm…anyone spilt the beans?