Join us at Jasmax for the 2018 NZIA Auckland Branch Spring Series, themed What’s Precious?. The definition of precious is ‘of great value, not to be treated carelessly’. This year, diverse practitioners will respond to the theme by exploring and explaining the ways in which they like to spend their valuable time and energy.
Night 1: Thursday 18 October 6pm - 8pm
Architecture as a way of seeing, thinking and questioning our world and our place in it has expanded as the profession engages in brand association, their commercial identities and with the ephemera of social media. Jeremy Hansen chairs a lively conversation with some of our city’s best designers as they discuss how they use, abuse and depend on the value of these tools to tackle contemporary challenges and get architecture back at the forefront of public conversations that matter.
Night 2: Thursday 1 November 6pm - 8pm
The importance of the practice of architecture as accommodating, generous and inherently open to possibility is at the forefront of this discussion. Short presentations on current and recent projects will be followed by a panel discussion, shining a light on architects and designers who place youth engagement, empowered communities and celebrating our country’s cultural diversity at the heart of what they do.
Night 3: Thursday 15 November 6pm – 8pm
UK-based architect Hugh Broughton addresses What’s Precious? from the perspective of place. Whether designing international science research facilities in the icy environment of Antarctica, or contemporary interventions in peerless heritage buildings, his practice is built on careful consideration of time and context. Hugh will discuss the architectural competition process which has led him to designing an incredibly diverse portfolio of projects, and carving out a most remarkable career path from a childhood love of Thunderbirds.