South Africa : OpenThinkBox Design Debate Invitation


WHEN : WEDNESDAY - 18 FEBRUARY 2009

WHERE : 17 THE HIGH ROAD, THE VENUE, MELROSE ARCH

Agenda

16h00 - 17h30 : 'Home-grown' or 'Imported' Debate

17h30 - 18h00 : Networking and Cocktails

18h00 - 19h00 : 2008 OpenThinkBox™ ChildZone Awards Ceremony

Architecture finds itself in an era of accountability – not least of which is the issue and demands of sustainability. Not just green buildings and environmental protection – we must also consider the sustainability of our heritage, our culture, and our aesthetic landscape.

Debate topic: As architects take accountability for shaping the cities and environment of our future, do we a) look to home-grown responses, learning from our heritage… or do we b) import solutions, learning from the world?

Join us on the 18th February and participate in this significant debate.

The OpenThinkBox™ Design Debate event will include the OpenThinkBox™ Competition 2008 Awards Ceremony, and the briefing for the OpenThinkBox™ Competition 2009 – FirstFix. The OpenThinkBox™ Competition is an annual event initiated by Autodesk Revit® in 2006 to support African design. The competition that is open to professionals and students. Run in partnership with sharpCITY – an activist practice of young architects, the OpenThinkBox™ Competition includes former winners on the panel of judges – a model that takes it beyond ‘just another competition’.

Our Panelists:

Home-grown : Aziz Tayob, Matthew Krouse, Andries Haasbroek and Zola Kgaka

Imported : Karen Eicker, Eric Noir, Karabo Pitsoe and Henning Rasmuss.

This is a CPD Event. This event carries 0.15 CPD Points