ArchiTeam launches virtual biennial conference

Feb 23, 2021
  • Article by Online Contributor

The third biennial ArchiTeam conference, this year named Trajectories, will be held virtually on Friday 21 May 2021.

Trajectories will be a packed virtual conference where Australian and international speakers will share their vision for the future of architecture in this moment of reckoning. 

Against the backdrop of a precarious and uncertain world, it feels like it has never been more challenging for architects. Architecture is a permanent act in a rapidly changing environment. The stationary against the seismic.   

Post pandemic, many Australians have a newfound appreciation for what it means to dwell in a space, in a community, and in a city. In the workplace, open-plan offices with hot-desking are now decidedly outdated.  

Whilst at home, studies, and private open space have never been more valuable. In cities, spatial qualities and relationships have also been brought sharply into focus.

Public parks have never been more enticing for their essential rejuvenating qualities, whilst the reduced vehicle traffic during the crisis offered a glimpse of a possible rebalanced future.

For all of the upheaval and shockwave delivered by the virus, the bigger environmental crises still remain. What is the role of the architect in this? What should our new vision be? What needs to change? What will remain the same? 

The 2021 ArchiTeam conference will explore these future trajectories for design, practice, and business that will enable architects to rise to the challenge.

Trajectories will look to the future to critically examine how architects should respond to unprecedented and rapid change.  How can small & medium practitioners test design leadership, business strategy, collaboration, and disruptive innovation to achieve positive outcomes in a world that looks very different compared to the last 5 years.

The conference will be an engaging day of international speakers and Australian speakers and panel discussions from within and outside of the architecture realm.

Tickets are available here, with early bird discounted tickets for a strictly limited time.

ArchiTeam also pivoted to a virtual format to announce the winners for the 2020 ArchiTeam Awards, using a 3D gallery space created by ArchiTeam members. 

ArchiTeam is a members’ cooperative with a mission to empower and support small practice architects to thrive.

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