Material: AIA National Architecture Conference 2013

Kaji-O'Grady, Sandra and de Manincor, John (2013) Material: AIA National Architecture Conference 2013. Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Australian Institute of Architects (AIA).

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Author Kaji-O'Grady, Sandra
de Manincor, John
Title Material: AIA National Architecture Conference 2013
Place of publication Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Publisher Australian Institute of Architects (AIA)
Publication date 2013-05-30
Series National Architecture Conference
Total pages 1 Curated Event
Language eng
Subject Curated or Produced Substantial Public Exhibition/Event - Exhibition/Event
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Sydney Architect John de Manincor and Professor Sandra Kaji-O’Grady bring complementary views and ideas from their diverse experience in architectural practice and academia. Creative disagreement and protracted discussion about architecture is central to their partnership. They consider debate and open-ended inquiry to be an essential part of architectural culture and are confident that this approach will enrich the 2013 AIA Conference: MATERIAL.

The curation of the 2013 National Conference of the Australian Institute of Architects involved two research questions. Firstly, what are the key areas of research in materials that are changing the architectural profession? Secondly, which individuals or practices are leading research in materials and their architectural application? A comprehensive literature search along with extensive interviews, identified the following focii and leaders to speak to the Australian profession: digital fabrication and manufacturing (Mathias Kohler, Switzerland, Virginia San Fratello, US, Nader Tehrani US); material recycling and upcycling (Peter Ho, Aus and Cesare Peeren, Netherlands); monolithic material assembly (Kathrin Aste, Austria); phenomenological and cultural materials (Manuelle Gautrand, France, Philippe Rahm, France, and Jorge Otero-Pailos (New York); and plastics (Billie Faircloth, US, and Jose Selgas, Spain).

Bringing these innovators together for the first time at the pinnacle event for the Australian profession enabled cross-fertilisation and the dissemination of significant international developments to an audience of over 1500 delegates. For the first time in the history of the annual AIA conference, we extended the curatorial project to an 8000-word dossier in the journal of record, Architecture Australia and the coordination of satellite events at several Universities, including teaching workshops and installations.

An eminent jury selected our curatorial proposal from twenty-two applications through open competition. The conference was reviewed in all the major design press, with further media covering individual speakers and topics. Ongoing linkages between the international speakers and Australian architects and Universities have been a significant outcome of the conference.
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Additional Notes 30 May - 1 June 2013

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