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Mobility Matters | Colloquium + Exhibition
March 23 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
As architectural practitioners in Australia increasingly export their services abroad, how can students and architects alike be better prepared for the demands of working in the Asia-Pacific region?
Join visiting architect and scholar Dr Thomas Daniell from the University of Saint Joseph in Macau, Populous Senior Principal and CEO of the Asian region, Paul Henry and UQ Architecture academics Dr Manu P. Sobti and Dr Pedro Guedes for a discussion of mobility as a historic practice and a contemporary condition.
Manu and Pedro will contextualise mobility. Manu, by framing the conversation around the significant mobilities of Asian peoples in history, and the impact on cultural identities and the trade of ideas, people and things within the region. Pedro, will further this, introducing the impacts of the first globalization when the Americas augmented and enriched the old world through the mobility, sometimes enforced, of people and goods, temporarily shifting the centres of continental hegemony away from Asia.
Thomas Daniell will consider the consequences of mobility on the urban growth of Macau as a hybrid European/Asian condition, expanding on the impact for design teaching.
Paul Henry from Populous will unpack the consequences of mobility in contemporary practice, discussing The Philippine Arena, Manila developed by the Iglesia ni Cristo Church.
To close, Dr Silvia Micheli, will facilitate the discussion and field questions from the audience.
In support of the colloquium, during the two-week Asia Pacific Architecture Forum, UQ Architecture will exhibit student work from travel studios to Hong Kong, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, India and a speculative studio based in North Korea. The exhibition will be on display for the duration of the Forum from the 18th of March until the 31st.