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Medium Density Housing with Tony Fry
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Medium Density Housing with Tony Fry


In collaboration with the Alastair Swayn Foundation and the University of Canberra.

The burning questions of the future of humanity need to be considered within areas inhabited by most of the population today: the cities. How and where we live is one of the biggest challenges of the century. High- and low-density residential architecture are two extreme approaches to dwelling, both with negative outcomes. This symposium seeks to overcome the dialectics, discussing medium density typology from the political, environmental, and cultural aspects, touching on past and future developments.

Featuring keynote speaker, Adjunct Professor Tony Fry of the University of Tasmania, founder and director of The Studio at the Edge of the World, Visiting Professor at the University of Ibague, Columbia, and a rich and diverse panel of academic and industry experts Emeritus Professor Simon Anderson (University of Western Australia), Jeremy Mather (Director of Mather Architecture), Jenny Edwards (Owner, Managing Director and Lead Scientist of Lighthouse Architecture), and Rahmatollah Amirjani (Architecture Lecturer at University of Canberra) convened by Dr Milica Muminovic, Senior Lecturer with the Faculty of Arts and Design as they discuss the future of medium density and what can be gained by examining Canberra’s historic examples.


DESIGN Canberra acknowledges the Ngunnawal people as the traditional custodians of the ACT and surrounding areas. We honour and respect their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region. We aim to respect cultural heritage, customs and beliefs of all Indigenous people.