pre:fab - Architecture Gathering 2022

Sat Aug 20 2022 at 08:30 am to 05:30 pm

Brightside AUT | Auckland

The Night School
Publisher/HostThe Night School
pre:fab - Architecture Gathering 2022
Join us at pre:fab - a day of fun, collaboration, and inclusive conversation about architecture - for everyone, for free.
About this Event

A series of lectures from a line up of international speakers will be screened and followed by collaborative activities in a workshop format to connect the lecture content to local people, local problems, and local ideas. Attendees are invited to bring a contribution to a shared pot luck lunch if they are able.

It will be fun, critical, active and a little adhoc (as most good things are) and of course, it will be FREE.

Come for the whole day, come for part of it, bring a shared lunch, bring your kid who obviously loves architectural discourse, come dance with us at the end or just watch the lectures at home and tell us what you think later!

Series of events:

8:30-9:00 - Arrival and coffee

9:00-9:30 - Karakia, Mihi, introduction to pre:fab and its values.

9:30 - 10:50 - Screening of a recent Anne Lacaton lecture followed by a choice of collaborative activities responding to the content.

10:50 - 11:05 - Break / Morning Tea

11:05 - 12:25 - Screening of a recent Mario Cucinella lecture followed by a choice of collaborative activities responding to the content.

12:25 - 1:30 - Karakia kai followed by a shared pot luck lunch.

1:30 - 2:50 - Screening of a recent Odile Decq lecture followed by a choice of collaborative activities responding to the content.

2:50 - 3:05 - Break / Afternoon Tea

3:05 - 4:25 - Screening of a recent Michael Maltzan lecture followed by a choice of collaborative activities responding to the content.

4:30 - 5:15 - Closing discussion. What next? What could pre:fab become?

5:30pm on - Party at SOAP dancehall on Pitt Street

Aotearoa needs an accessible space to talk about the challenges facing us in, through and by the built environment. This year pre:fab is a response to the cost-prohibitive architecture conference - the only one of it's type - in:situ. As a result, this year's event is reflective of that response - making the content of that in:situ readily available and using collaborative workshops to build that content into something new - new connections, new ideas, new conversations, related to the local. In the future pre:fab will forge its own path - foregrounding the local more explicitely and framing its progamme around the critical, urgent, ethical conversations architects need to be having, here, now. More information about this is and will be provided at the pre:fab website.

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Please note: one of the organisers of pre:pab is currently working on doctoral research at AUT, using the platform of The Night School. Some photos from the event and general reflections on its organisation and output may be used for this research. You can read the information sheet about this here: Information for participants - The Night School (TNS). No event attendee will be the subject of this research. Measures will be available if you do not wish to be photographed or you would like to maintain your anonymity. Please reach out if you have any concerns around this.

Funding for this event: This event is largely organised by volunteer labour. A small amount of funding (no more than $300 to cover catering and materials) is being provided from an AUT doctoral research fund, and some additional funding (no more than $500) from the architecture practice Groupwork. We are looking for food and beverage sponsorship from local providers. If you would like to know more about this, please reach out.


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Brightside AUT, 31 Symonds Street, Auckland, New Zealand


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