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Surfing Tsunamis: More with Less in the age of the Polycrisis


Being a profession that values fixity, architecture has never managed crises well. Resistance and rebuilding are typical responses to catastrophes, whether climatic, economic or martial.


What is obvious is our inability to respond to situations beyond business-as-usual. Architecture cannot continue to support obsolete dogma – capitalism and consumerism, driving extraction and expansion. Instead, architecture’s foundational act, the judicious disposition of resources, must guide the relinquishment of unsustainable possessions and practices.


REALMstudios’ Tom Rivard and JDA Co.’s Sam Bowstead will lead a powerful and thought-provoking discussion on climate adaptation and the role of all in designing for disaster at a special Asia Pacific Architecture Festival event on June 10 at QUT.


The panel will include:

Riley de Jong (Blight Tanner) Engineer

Graham Legerton (Hayball) Architect, Principal

Libby Ba-Pe (JDA Co) Architect, Associate

Dan Nyandega (REALMstudios) Research Lead (QUT) Lecturer Landscape Architecture


Follow the link for details and to register for the event

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