West-Side Stor(e)y

Do you think we have a distinct architectural identity? It’s debatable: so we thought we’d open up the floor. Come join us at Innerspace for our in-depth investigation into architecture and identity in WA for Contemporary Wine In Design.

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Borrowing its name from Charles Kingsley’s seminal 1855 novel, Contemporary is bringing a series of hot-topic panel discussions to the West for Contemporary Wine In Design, October 15th. Entitled Westward Ho! these seminars are imbued with as much spirit and reflection as Kingsley’s tale of adventure, the New World and the inquisitive nature of reaching out to new frontiers. Butting in on the design discussion across Western Australia, these lively and heated industry talks put a spotlight on A+D in a wholly new way. Surrounding topics relevant to the disciplines and professions of A+D today, the foci may be West Coast, but the insightfulness is valid worldwide.

Seats are filling up fast for these talks, so be sure to register your attendance via the links below:

West-Side Stor(e)y
Hosted proudly by the team at Innerspace
Saturday, October 15th, 10am

Looking backward, moving forward, Perth’s cityscape has a unique architectural identity. But, alongside massive redevelopments of some of the city’s old icons – The Treasury, Allendale Square, the Walsh Family Residence – we have to think about what architecture is worth protecting. How important is creating or maintaining an architectural identity? How much of a role should architects and designers have in the story of Perth’s identity?

Reserve your seat here.

Want to know which heavy-hitters of A+D today are weighing-in on the question of Perth and architectural identity? Look no further. Say hello to:

Suzanne Hunt
Suzanne Hunt of boutique architectural firm Suzanne Hunt Architect specialises in heritage, hospitality, mixed-use, residential and commercial. A true all-rounder, Suzanne Hunt is one of Contemporary Wine In Design’s Official Ambassadors. With a formal design language of harmony, warmth and a calm simplicity, her impressive portfolio of work has garnered enormous award-winning attention. As an esteemed member of the Rottnest Island Authority and the AIA WA Chapter, her involvement in the democratisation of A+D has been invaluable for promoting a more inclusive professional standard for all gender, socio-economic, ethnic and regional communities amongst us.

Clinton Matthews
Clinton Matthews is Lantern Creative’s founding director and principal architect. His project experience includes a range of projects for State Government agencies, the National Trust (WA), various Local Governments, private and public educational institutions and private clients: undoubtedly, an active shaper in the architectural identity of WA. In addition to building projects, Clinton has experience in planning, designing and implementing community landscape projects, taking account of environmental and social values to ensure truly sustainable outcomes.

Jemma Green
In her own words, the “City of Perth is – and always should be – the centre of Western Australia’s social, business and creative life”. As such, Jemma Green is active in ensuring that Perth should be a place brimming with life, accessible to all, and bolstered by a sustainable, forward-thinking vision for the decades ahead. As a Research Fellow at Curtin University’s Sustainability Policy Institute, she is dedicated to diversifying our offering, encouraging risk-taking and ensuring we are as inviting, invigorating and interesting as we can be for residents, city workers, business owners and visitors alike.

Benjamin Braham
Benjamin Braham is the principal of Braham Architects, with 15 years of international experience across a diverse range of project types. Specialising in a globalized form of Architecture and the elements employed to contextualize it, Braham’s work is influenced by an architectural thinking of the imperative nature of society, site and environment in any project. Braham Architects continues to cultivate new ideas and ways of thinking through its practice and by Benjamin Braham’s regular teaching Architectural Design at both University of Western Australia and Curtin University’s Schools of Architecture.

Make sure you save yourself a place at West-Side Stor(e)y by reserving your seat here.

With full CPD accreditation, the biggest names in A+D today, and the most controversial issues we’re currently facing, be sure to register your attendance at Contemporary Wine In Design now.

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