The Architecture of Emergency

26 Nov, 2019

On 26 November, Kieran Wong will be part of a panel organised by the WA Chapter of Architects Declare that will debate how as a profession we might tackle the climate and ecological emergency.

Questions tackled by the panel include:

  • What is the architect’s role in reshaping design culture – and community expectations and demands – in the face of environmental planetary limits?
  • What targets do we need to establish to ensure a safe, liveable and resilient built environment in a changing climate?
  • How can we collectively develop the tools and knowledge we need to reform the design and construction of buildings, and educate clients and users?
  • How might we galvanise the public imagination, popular support and political leadership, to build the net-zero carbon buildings of the future, and upgrade existing stock to these new standards?

Together, the panel will tackle these thorny questions in a facilitated discussion, as we seek to understand and define how we might reposition architecture, and turn threats into opportunities to create a better world.

Architects Declare WA invites all architects – registered and non, signatories and those yet-to sign – to join them and contribute their knowledge, experience and voice to this important movement.


6–8pm Tuesday
26 November 2019


Brickworks Perth Design Studio
67 King Street
Perth, WA 6000



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