Wednesday 18 May – Friday 12 August 2022
Tickets: $90 per session
This session includes one hour of presentations and an hour-long panel discussion, and attracts 2 formal CPD points. Tickets are available until 5 August 2022.
Season One sessions are available to view on demand in the Design Speaks Virtual Portal until 12 August 2022.
If you have already registered, attended and received CPD points for this session in its initial release you are ineligible to claim the CPD points again. If you didn’t get the chance to view this the first time round, email us at email@example.com to arrange access.
This session was originally presented as part of Old School / New School 2021.
Education is one of the most powerful investments for our future. For individuals, education can lead to a path of empowerment and employment, and at a larger scale it can have a significant impact on a nation’s economic return. With this in mind, how can architectural agency promote positive learning experiences and outcomes for all levels of education? In this edition of Old School New School, we hear from leading practitioners, researchers and educators from Australia and abroad as they discuss and interrogate architecture’s role in the future of education.
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Zoe JacksonEvent Manager Header Image Western Academy Of Beijing by Rosan Bosch Studio. Photography by Kim Wendt.
Back to School: Designing for Primary and Secondary Education
Schools are mini ecosystems of our greater communities, capturing a range of backgrounds, cultures and demographics into one institution. With diverse individuals comes a variety in learning styles and capabilities. How can architects create learning spaces that are equitable and engaging for all enrolled? And what role does architecture play in facilitating a school’s culture and values? Speakers in this session will present research and evidence-based case studies that explore how design can influence the learning experience and environment for both students and teachers.
Rosan Bosch, Rosan Bosch Studio (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Rachel Neeson, Neeson Murcutt and Neille (Sydney, NSW)
Meagan Killer, Queensland Government Department of Education (Brisbane, Qld) with Bruce Houghton and Adam Catalano, Bentley Park College (Cairns, Qld)
Presentations are followed by a panel discussion moderated by Clare Newton of the University of Melbourne (Melbourne, Vic).
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Founder and Creative Director, Rosan Bosch Studio
Rosan Bosch is an artist and designer revolutionizing learning spaces across the globe. Her Copenhagen-based studio has become a worldwide key referent for educational innovation. She is world-renowned for saying “designing a better world starts at school.”
Rosan's passion to change and develop education originates with her children’s education. She witnessed how they were losing their innate curiosity and creativity in an environment that imposed on them a tedious and passive way of learning. Since then, she has used design as a tool to create spaces that motivate students to “learn how to learn.”
Director, Neeson Murcutt and Neille
Rachel Neeson is a director of the architecture practice Neeson Murcutt and Neille. Rachel studied architecture at the University of Sydney, graduating with the University Medal in 1993. She was awarded the Board of Architects 2002 Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship and completed a Master of Architecture in Barcelona.
Rachel is currently a professor of practice at the University of New South Wales and serves on the City of Sydney Design Advisory Panel.
Director of Youth Engagement, Queensland Government Department of Education
Meagan Killer has been the director of youth engagement for the Queensland Government Department of Education since 2017 and has overseen the FlexiSpace initiative from its conceptualization to implementation. Meagan plays a key role in realizing the Department of Education’s mission to develop and implement key policy directions and initiatives to support all young Queenslanders in remaining engaged in study or work, particularly those who are disengaged or at risk of disengagement.
Associate Professor, University of Melbourne
As an architect and doctor of education, Clare brings expertise to the design and occupation of learning spaces. Clare is a founding member of LEaRN at the University of Melbourne and initiated the new Graduate Certificate in Design for Health and Wellbeing. She co-developed six subjects for designers and non-designers to critically evaluate built environments for learning, productivity, sustainability, ageing or wellbeing.