Brisbane’s architecture luminaries are getting behind Brisbane Open House for our annual Great Debate Fundraiser. Respected leaders judging the debate, Cameron Bruhn, Lindy Johnson, and Catherin Bull await a collegial competition to resolve a serious design-related question:
Is Individualism the antithesis of good design?
Hosted by Craig Zonca, Radio Presenter, ABC Brisbane
A future-focused debate about the place of individualism in design. Does good design naturally address its place in the landscape, and its community? How does individualism impact the worldview, streetscape, or city plan for the many?
Certainly, the practice of creativity and art making is often an individual pursuit. Collaboration also involves the individuals to contribute from their own perspectives. Individualism can also be destructive in long and short term ways, public and private. The cult of the individual has led to poor choices that result in social, economic and environmental impacts. It may be individualism though that saves us, with individual efforts in promoting better, more socially compatible design – global and local, that we hope results in a better future.
Lindy Johnson, Director, Lindy Johnson Creative
Melody Chen, Director, Atelier Chen Hung
Rebecca McIntosh, Media Identity & Arts Advocate, BecMac TV, PopsArt
Tim Bennetton, Director, Tim Bennetton Architects
Alice Hampson, Director, Alice Hampson Architects
Peter Edwards, Director, Archipelago
Kate Meyrick, Director, Urbis
with MC for the evening, ABC Radio Presenter Craig Zonca.
The Great Debate Fundraiser is a sustainability initiative raising funds for Brisbane Open House– a not for profit organisation– that provides the free Brisbane Open House weekend annually.
Main Image: Brisbane Live by Woods Bagot + Archipelago + Populous
The next Brisbane Open House weekend will be held on 10 & 11 July 2021.