Flux Student Architecture Congress

Jun 28, 2011
  • Article by Online Editor

Students will converge on Adelaide in early July for the 2011 Australia and New Zealand Student Architecture Congress, Flux.

The three-day event takes place from 6-9 July, with a program of lectures and workshop-style sessions that promote a rich debate and discussion of contemporary architectural themes.

Flux will examine the role of the architect in the face of humanitarian need and natural disaster, financial crisis and climate change. The program will explore the positive ways to respond to challenging circumstances – locally, and within the broader context of humanitarian and post-disaster relief.

Nineteen local and international speakers will be presenting at the congress.
International speakers include:
*Dr Ken Yeang*, director of UK firm Llewelyn Davies Yeang and its sister company, Hamzah & Yeang (Malaysia). Dr Yeang is an authority on ecologically responsive architecture and planning
*Charles Holland*, architect, writer, teacher and director of London-based practice FAT
*Nathaniel Corum*, architect and Head of Education Outreach with Architecture for Humanity
*Rewi Thompson*, Adjunct Professor at the School of Architecture, University of Auckland
*Brian Porter*, director of Canadian firm Two Row Architect
*Patrick Stewart*, Chair of the Aboriginal Homelessness Steering Committee for Greater Vancouver

Local speakers presenting at Flux include:
*John Wardle*, director of Melbourne firm John Wardle Architects
*Richard Briggs*, an English architect currently working with SJB Architects Sydney
*Lara Calder*, director of Sydney firm Calder Flower Architects
*Dr Esther Charlesworth*, founding director of Architects without Frontiers (Australia)
*Stuart Harrison*, director of Harrison and White, RMIT lecturer and co-founder of ‘The Architects’ radio show on Melbourne’s RRR
*Benjamin Hewett*, South Australian Government Architect leading the Integrated Design Commission SA
*Luke Jones*, director of Pod Training, a new company exploring the boundaries of modular flat-pack accommodation
*Peter Malatt*, founding member of Six Degrees
*Andrew Maynard*, director of Andrew Maynard Architects
*Paul Pholeros*, director of Healthhabitat
*Michael Rayner*, Principal of Cox Rayner Architects, Brisbane
*Gerard Reinmuth*, Director of TERROIR
*Melonie Bayl-Smith*, Sydney director of liquidARCHITECTURE

The biennial student congress is organised and run by SONA, the Student Architecture Network New Zealand and the Australian Institute of Architects. The 2011 event is presented in partnership with The University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia.

For more information go to [“www.flux2011.com”:http://www.flux2011.com/]

*Speaker Andrew Maynard will be blogging about the congress for Australian Design Review, and writing an article on the event for Architectural Review Australia.*

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