How might we alter the future of architecture to generate a more equitable, effective and robust profession? What might such a discipline look like? How can architecture make meaningful and exciting contributions to communities, while also being more inclusive?
Transform approaches the question from a range of directions, with each session exploring change in the profession from a different perspective and scale. There will be plenty of time for discussion and we hope the audience will actively participate in the discussion.
Introduction and welcome
9 – 9.15 am
Advocacy, activism and the futures of architecture.
9.15 – 10 am
10 – 10.25 am
Do architectural workplace cultures need to change?
10.25 – 11.45 am
What strategies – formal and informal– can we use to develop equitable and productive workplaces? How can periods of parental leave, flexible or part-time work be managed to benefit both individuals and organisations? How can processes for retaining, rewarding and developing staff be made fair and transparent?
Can policy drive professional and disciplinary change?
11.45 am – 1 pm:
An interactive workshop session led by Naomi Stead and Amanda Roan seeking feedback on a draft suite of guidelines and fact sheets aimed at promoting equity and diversity in the profession. Aimed both at employers and employees, the Parlour good practice guides will set out rights and responsibilities, hints and tips, on a range of issues including pay equity, flexible work patterns, meaningful part time work, avoiding a long-hours culture, negotiating working conditions, and others. Have your say, make a contribution, and help change the profession through policy.
1 pm – 2 pm
What are the possible futures of architecture?
2 pm – 3.25 pm
We invent new ways of practising out of the current moment. In recent years architecture has faced the crisis of global financial restructuring and an accompanying revolt about the narrow limits of architecture’s interests and skills. This panel explores the value of new knowledges, interdisciplinary work and diverse career pathways, expanding the public discussion about what architects do.
3.25 pm – 3.50 pm
What is an architectural career?
3.50 pm – 5.15 pm
How do we navigate career turning points and moments of transition? How can we strategise our careers while also responding effectively to surprises and contingencies that arise along the way?
Wrap up panel
5.15 pm – 5.45 pm
5.45 pm – 6.45 pm
Just in case you have any energy left for more talk!
For more detail on the speakers and panellists, please see here.