Shifting the status quo: 2018 Housing Futures

14 Aug 2018

As new building developments hit fever pitch in cities around the world, this year’s Housing Futures conference tackled the issue of where and how we will live in rapidly growing urban centres. Held at the Eternity Playhouse in Sydney, the event formed part of Architecture Media’s Design Speaks program. Local architects Angelo Candalepas of Candalepas Associates and Jacqui Alexander of Alexander Sheridan Architecture, along with Chicago’s Alison Von Glinow of Kwong Von Glinow and Go Hasegawa from Go Hasegawa and Associates in Tokyo, joined sociologist Saskia Sassen, academic Philip Oldfield and urban designer Andy Fergus from Nightingale Housing for a series of frank insights into the current state of play. Spoiler alert: it is not all rosy. But there were examples of positive change, which Sassen described as “a real advancement in how you crawl into these emergent, complex, but disagreeable, and in a way often negative situations … and how to find the positive way.”
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