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Bridging Indigenous architecture and contemporary design practice

Long before European settlers first set foot in Australia, Indigenous communities had already been building and designing the living environment there. There are very few Indigenous architects today, but their influence is on the rise. Jefa Greenaway, an acclaimed architect of Indigenous descent, is one of them. He co-founded the non-profit Indigenous Architecture and Design Victoria to foster the connection between Indigenous communities and the architecture / design industry. This year, The International Indigenous Design Charter he co-authored won the Victorian Premier’s Design Awards. The charter provides guidance on the best design practices when working with Indigenous culture. Interested in bridging heritage and contemporary design? Jefa Greenaway is joining BODW 2018. Buy tickets and get 30% off discount with special promo code MD3TZYM for Aoyama Design Forum(ADF) Magazine readers!

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Details: bodw.com/af

BODW 2018
Date: December 3-8
Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Details: bodw.com/mm

In addition, ADF interviewd Carol Ross Barney, FAIA who is a speaker of BODW 2018. In this section, “Liveable Cities: Design for Social Good”, you will hear about Carol Ross Barney’s experience in creating liveable cities with excellent public space design that benefits communities on Dec, 5th. Through presentations and hands-on demonstrations, participants will be actively engaged in how to design a unique public process for clients, how to collect meaningful public input and learn about the tools and techniques for gathering opinions and using input to build consensus. 

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Carol Ross Barney

You will also learn how anyone can contribute value into a public design process and how to make the process accessible and fun for everyone. The masterclass will be conducted in English.

Carol Ross Barney, FAIA, has made significant contributions to the built environment. As an architect, urbanist, mentor, and educator, she has relentlessly advocated that excellent design is a right, not a privilege.

Barney’s projects vary in type and scale, but uphold a deep commitment to the role architecture plays in life quality. This has manifest itself in spaces that transition urban dwellers from point A to point B and enrich the metropolitan experience; to buildings that are environmental stewards, showcasing sustainability in an overtly compelling way; to spaces that inspire young children and the brightest minds of tomorrow to learn, invent, and break boundaries.

ADF interview with CAROL ROSS BARNEY, FAIA

From your point of view, what makes an architecture a sustainable one?

In my experience, Low Carbon emission and low energy consumption, combined with maximum flexibility when designing space makes a sustainable architecture. 

How does well-designed architectures improve living quality?

Living in a society, especially a very densely populated city,  can be stressful.  Excellent design reduces stress and makes people healthier.

As one of the most densely populated cities in the world, what elements do you think Hong Kong architects should include in their design, so as to make Hong Kong a more liveable city?

One of the major challenges for Hong Kong is a lack of housing.  This suggests other issues as well; lack of efficient transportation, lack of green space as parks. These are the most important issues for Hong Kong to solve.

As the Master Class speaker of the event, what do you plan to advocate in the upcoming BODW seminar?

I advocate for a public design process to solve these intense urban problems facing Hong Kong.

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