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The Wellbeing of Architects Symposium


The Wellbeing of Architects [education + practice] symposium marks the conclusion of a comprehensive research project, The Wellbeing of Architects: Culture, Identity and Practice (2020-2024).

This event, held over two days, presents the study’s findings and – more importantly – proposes actionable recommendations for addressing the mental health and wellbeing issues prevalent in the architecture community.

Day one focuses on architectural education, exploring methods to improve the wellbeing of students and educators. It will feature insights from teachers and student leaders, aiming to identify effective practices and cultures that foster mental wellbeing – in the studio and beyond.

Day two delves into architectural practice, addressing issues such as workload management, service valuation, and the promotion of a thriving culture. The symposium will provide practical advice for practitioners of all sizes and sectors, considering the broader construction industry context and the role of peak bodies in driving change.

The event will also launch the Guides to Wellbeing in Practice, a set of research-informed guides aimed discussion and action towards transformative change. Speakers include researchers, industry leaders, and innovative educators and practitioners, offering attendees new insights, tools, and resources to lead efforts in enhancing mental wellbeing within the architectural community.

The Wellbeing of Architects symposium aims to drive positive change, helping to create a healthier, more sustainable future for the architecture community. 

Detailed program and speakers to be announced soon!

What: 

The Wellbeing of Architects [education + practice] symposium

When:

Wednesday 8th May 2024: 9am-4pm – focus on wellbeing in architectural education

Thursday 9th May 2024: 9am-6pm – focus on wellbeing in architectural practice (Formal CPD will be available – details coming)

Venue: Collingwood Yards Music Market, Melbourne.

Tickets:

Day 1 – Education: Full ticket $75, concession $40.

Day 2 – Practice: Full ticket $130, concession $65.

Both days: Full ticket $190, concession $80.

Purchase tickets here
Concession tickets are available for students, the unemployed, or anyone in a state of hardship who feels they need it, working on an honour system.

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