2022 Asia Pacific
2022 ASIA PACIFIC ARCHITECTURE FESTIVAL
March 12, 2022 08:00 AM - March 25, 2022 08:00 AM
Festival / Biennial
State Library of Queensland
Architecture Media & State Library of Queensland
THE ASIA PACIFIC ARCHITECTURE FESTIVAL (APAF)
The Asia Pacific Architecture Festival (APAF) returns to Brisbane from 12 to 25 March 2022 in a collaboration between founding partners Architecture Media and State Library of Queensland. The festival will deliver an exciting program of exhibitions, installations, symposia, lectures and workshops that promote and celebrate architecture’s contribution to the culture, sustainability and economy of the Asia Pacific region. The theme co-operate, co-design, co-exist will urge attendees to really define these three pillars of collaboration and how they can best be used to positively impact the design process.
PARTICULARLY RELEVANT TO THE ASIA PACIFIC
Particularly relevant to the Asia Pacific — given its rich diversity of cultures and languages — the theme will interrogate how our shared challenges and experiences can benefit from more collective and inclusive design strategies. The festival will return to its regular base in Brisbane with satellite events planned in Queensland’s regions and further afield in the Asia Pacific. In addition to in-person events, patrons will have the opportunity to log-on to ‘virtual’ experiences too.
State Librarian and CEO Vicki McDonald AM said the 2022 theme aligned with State Library’s commitment to collect, preserve and make accessible an inclusive picture of Queensland’s diverse history and people.
“State Library is a cultural institution of global influence, committed to sharing and celebrating the authentic stories of all Queenslanders now and into the future,” Ms McDonald said. “With its impressive open spaces and striking façade, our award-winning South Bank building is a hub for ideas and possibilities.”
“We’re pleased to partner with Architecture Media to welcome globally renowned architects and designers as they share their insights on the benefits of cooperative and collaborative design,” Ms McDonald said.
ARCHITECTURE MEDIA EDITORIAL DIRECTOR KATELIN BUTLER
Architecture Media Editorial Director Katelin Butler believes collaboration is the catalyst for innovation. She points to the synergy that’s sparked when architects, designers, clients, cultural representatives and technical experts all work together. “It will take a myriad of minds to unlock ways to deepen cultural understanding, alleviate environmental destruction and address the globe’s greatest challenges,” Ms Butler said.
“As we strive for a more sustainable and inclusive future, it’s imperative our architects and designers commit to looking through an alternate lens,” Ms Butler says. “Collectively, their impact can and will be stronger and more powerful.” Returning for its seventh year, APAF has established itself as an important event on Brisbane’s cultural calendar. The program is curated by industry representatives Georgia Birks, associate editor, Architecture Media, and Christina Cho, director, Cox Architecture.
WATER (07 DEC – 26 APR 2020)
Walk across a vast, rocky riverbed created by Olafur Eliasson. See animals from around the world gather together to drink from Cai Guo-Qiang’s brilliant blue waterhole. Gaze at Peter Fischli and David Weiss’s snowman frozen in Brisbane’s summer heat.
LLOYD REES (11 DEC – 20 MAY 2020)
The Lloyd Rees exhibition at Museum of Brisbane showcases a selection of Lloyd Rees’ earliest recorded sketches, celebrating his skilful draughtsmanship and interest in capturing Brisbane’s diverse architecture.
DRAWN BY A WHISPER (02 FEB – 08 MAR 2020)
In Drawn by a Whisper, Rachael Lee presents a series of multilayered linocuts, collagraphs and stencils to highlight rhythms of the natural environment in response to her exploration of Hilliards Creek at Ormiston.
ADAPTION (02 FEB – 08 MAR 2020)
Adaption is an exhibition that reflects on the many values of healthy environments, ones we create for ourselves as communities and those larger forces beyond our control.
ARCHITECTURE AND ART TALK WITH VIRGINIA KERRIDGE (05 MAR 2020)
Architecture and Art: Collaborating in the subtropics. Multi-award winning architect Virginia Kerridge is known for her painterly approach to design, employing an artist’s sensibility to the arrangement of material, texture, colour and light.
MINISTER’S AWARD FOR URBAN DESIGN-06 MAR 2020
The Minister’s Award for Urban Design recognises contemporary Queensland urban design projects of the highest quality. It encourages cities, towns and communities across Queensland to strive for best practice in all projects.
PAC MA'AM AND COPPER (07 MAR – 20 MAR 2020)
19th century records, 20th century inspiration, 21st century fun. Pac Ma’am and Copper reimagines how historic architectural plans and drawings can be used.
THE LIVING REEF (07 MAR – 20 MAR 2020)
A digital marine ecosystem, The Living Reef is an immersive underwater interactive experience of the Great Barrier Reef. This innovative project features hyper-realistic digital content created by The Cube studio.
AA ROUNDTABLE: RIGHTS AND RECLAMATIONS (11 MAR 2020)
What do our shared experiences around land and water sovereignty and their intersection with the built environment say about our future visions for Australian place?
AN EVENING WITH ERIK L’HEUREUX (11 MAR 2020)
This speaker event brings the Asia Pacific Architecture Festival to Townsville. Join us as award-winning American architect Erik L'Heureux shares his experiences as vice dean leading the transformation of the School of Design and Environment at the National University of Singapore.
ARTICHOKE NIGHT SCHOOL (12 MAR 2020)
Far and away: Designers taking their work abroad. From Sydney to Sri Lanka, Qatar to India, our three speakers have each made their mark designing restaurants, hotels and museums.
THE ARCHITECTURE SYMPOSIUM (13 MAR 2020)
The Architecture Symposium, Brisbane will explore the innovative thinking and transformative projects that are creating new world cities for the emerging Asian Century. Engage with speakers from Thailand, India, China, Japan and New Zealand.
OUR HOUSES (14 MAR 2020)
Learn through shared stories about the successes and challenges of creating homes that reflect the way we live today. This is an exciting opportunity to engage with both the architects and clients behind two fascinating contemporary houses.
BLAK FEEDS WITH ALISON PAGE (14 MAR 2020)
Blak Feeds is a new format for creative talks in public spaces. Inspired by the Pecha Kucha format, the events include a timed oral presentation curated through a series of visual prompts.
QSA TALKS: RIVER CITY BRIDGES (14 MAR 2020)
As a river city, Brisbane has had an interesting relationship with water, giving its river bridges a colourful history. Join principal of Arup Ian Ainsworth in a comparative presentation of some of Brisbane’s historical and contemporary bridges.
WILDISH (15 MAR – 26 APR 2020)
Wildish by Brisbane-based artist Emma Gardner questions the human condition. She uses drawing, trace-monotype and stitch, referencing historical folklore tales for their enduring narratives that link journey through natural landscapes.
THINKING THROUGH CRAFT: SUSTAINABILITY, MATERIALS, PRACTICE (18 MAR 2020)
The second talk in the Women in Architecture series, Thinking Through Craft will explore the relationship between craft and architecture, from practice to innovation.
HIGH WATER MARK: DESIGNING ON BRISBANE’S FLOODPLAINS (18 MAR 2020)
Join us for a multi-disciplinary discussion centering around the Brisbane River, surrounding flood plains and how this has shaped our city.
ARCHITECTURAL RECORDS AT QUEENSLAND STATE ARCHIVES (19 MAR 2020)
Queensland State Archives invites you to take a tour behind the scenes where nearly 200 years of the state’s history is cared for. Marvel at the state's original architectural records including plans, maps and models dating back to 1824.
TIM ROSS: DESIGNING A LEGACY (20 MAR 2020)
Almost everyone says goodbye to their family home at some stage. It’s hard enough at the best of times. Now imagine if your family home is designed by one of the greats of Australian architecture.
GARDEN VARIETY: JUDY WATSON AND BRIT ANDRESEN (21 MAR 2020)
Garden Variety is a talk series curated and hosted by Brisbane architecture practice Vokes and Peters. This informal forum fosters a celebration of ideas and culture through the stories of inspired thinkers and makers.