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AA Roundtable is a sequence of robust discussion forums on a diverse range of topics.

These chaired public forums promote considered debate, exploring the potential of conversation, dialogue and anecdote as a way of generating architectural knowledge.

An edited transcript of each event will be published in a subsequent issue of Architecture Australia.

Sessions are free and run from 6 until 8 pm.

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AA Roundtable 01. Stories of the Downturn: Embodied Knowledge and Future Possibilities


What does the near future hold for architecture? How might we negotiate these uncertain times? What knowledge does the profession hold and how might we access the ephemeral archive?

Many experienced practitioners have made their way through two or three economic cycles. What effects did this have on their careers? What strategies did they develop and how are these useful to a new generation facing their first downturn? Does the downturn change how we think about and engage with architecture?

The panel:

  • Hamish Lyon, NHArchitecture
  • Elizabeth Watson-Brown, Elizabeth Watson-Brown Architects
  • Nigel Bertram, NMBW Architecture Studio
  • Geoff Warn, Donaldson + Warn
  • Justine Clark (chair), Architecture Australia

AA Roundtable 01 was held on July 21 at the University of Melbourne.

Read the edited transcript in Architecture Australia November/December 2009.

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