Building a better future through culture-led design

9 Mar 2021

This article was originally published in Contact Magazine.

Australia’s devastating summer bushfires, the COVID-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement – these were just some of the major events in 2020 that will shape history.

According to UQ architecture graduate Georgia Birks, a practicing associate at Myers Ellyett Architects and associate editor at Architecture Media, these landmark moments will also inform architectural design for years to come.

“With climate change, architects and institutions are pushing for continued awareness to sustainable practices and design,” Birks said.

“In response to the Black Lives Matter movement, we can challenge design thinking in master planning and schematic design to respectfully consider and incorporate past histories and culture, ensuring that all people feel recognised and culturally safe in spaces.”

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