The 2014 AIA Conference, ‘Making’, is to be held in Perth 8-10 May. The website has now been launched, and tickets are now on sale.
I really like the ‘Vision Statement’ by the Creative Directors : “We are interested in the act of making; in the dirtiness, directness and honesty of architecture. Our interest lies in both the machinations of the process, and the beauty, delight and surprise of excellence.” Sounds great.
Some of the Speakers details have been released – the really big overseas names are still to be confirmed (though the rumours sound pretty exciting!). So far we have Vo Trong Nghia, Vo Trong Nghia Architects,Vietnam, Andra Matin, Indonesia, Felipe Mesa, plan:b arquitectos, Colombia, Gurjit Singh Matharoo, Matharoo Associates, India, Richard Hassell, WOHA, Singapore, Sek San Ng, Seksan Design, Malaysia, Wen Hsia and BC Ang, WHBC, Malaysia, Andrew Burns, Andrew Burns Architects, Sydney, Elizabeth Watson Brown, Architectus, Brisbane, Emma Williamson, CODA, Perth, and Timothy Horton, Adelaide, approved.
I haven’t been to a National Conference in years – who is planning to go this year? Great to have it in Perth.