Friday May 26, 2023
Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia
Federation Square, Flinders St & Russell Street
Melbourne , VIC 3000
Marc Ethan & Leah Collins
Language/ Cultural Consultant
These two public discussions form part of a larger series running throughout 2023 and facilitated by Monash Architecture.
The series centres around a working group of established and emerging architectural practitioners, workers, and consultants, who raise issues particular to their experiences, positions and perspectives in relation to architecture and practice. Interviews and meetings with the participants, completed before this event, have informed and guided the topics, format and structure.
Discussion 01: Trust, Clients, Gods (1:00 PM – 2:00 PM)
This first discussion centres on trust as an aspect of many relationships. When architects work, they are entangled in the preformed ideas of the architect—what they do and don’t do, should and shouldn’t do, and decisions they should and shouldn’t make. At times, the architect’s image has been of something God-like, omnipotent, but not so benevolent. Today, however, most architects work against such notions. Where does this leave architects in terms of their specific skills and knowledge; can we be architects that are trusted as architects and not Gods? We are interested in how these issues of trust become particular and emerge within the experiences of the group, who will present and discuss amongst other guests.