An enviable speaker list and an excited program of events and social engagements await delegates to the upcoming Diversity + Community Conference in Melbourne.
Hosted by the Architecture Foundation Australia, Diversity + Community 2017 presents a unique opportunity to members of the architectural profession to engage with some of the leading architects of the world as they discuss the challenges and emerging opportunities for responsive, culturally and socially engaged architecture.
Niall McLaughlin, recipient of the 2016 RIBA Charles Jencks Award, and Marina Tabassum, recipient of the 2016 Aga Khan Award for her Bait Ur Rouf Mosque in Dhaka, will be the keynote speakers at the event. The architecture conference also features 10 Murcutt Master Class alumni as speakers with their inspirational talks expected to initiate discussion on the role of architecture as a positive force in uncertain times and its ability to empower diversity and community.
Hosted by – and developed in partnership with – the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Melbourne, the Diversity + Community Conference will be held from 10-12 February. The event is supported by the National Gallery of Victoria as part of the Victorian Design Program.
Friday 10 February, from 6.00pm
Open night at the NGV for all conference participants with tickets booked and paid for by the organisers. Event highlights include a live band ’No Zu’, entry to the major David Hockney Exhibition, and an exhibition of Fashion Art by Viktor&Rolf.
Saturday 11 February, evening
Closing party at the University of Melbourne Boat Club, overlooking the Yarra River in Alexandra Gardens, and a short walk from the NGV.
Sunday 12 February, morning
Visit to the Australian Islamic Centre Mosque with a guided tour provided by architect Glenn Murcutt, collaborating architect Hakan Elevli, and the main contractor Mohammed Haddara.
Diversity + Community 2017
NGV FRIDAY NIGHTS