School of Architecture

Hosted by

UQ Architecture

When

Tuesday 30 July 2019 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Where

Auditorium 1

State Library Queensland

Stanley Place, South Brisbane QLD

Registrations

Registrations for this event are now closed

The 2019 University of Queensland International Architecture Lecture Series brings together forward-thinking global architects, designers and intellectuals who each generate new knowledge, ideas and strategies within the international architecture community.

At our Winter session, hear from Maggie Ma, Director of DOMAT Hong Kong. DOMAT is a not-for-profit architecture practice that works with communities and people who do not normally have access to architects.

Hong Kong is widely reported as the most unaffordable city in the world to live in. Although roughly 30 percent of the population lives in subsidised public rental housing, there is a great need for more options for affordable private housing for lower-income people. Subdivided homes are an example of an undesirable "solution" that appears in the city as a direct response to the laissez-faire housing market and its demand. 

Maggie Ma will share Domat's works for people living with limited means, including modifications to subdivided homes and new social housing developments in Hong Kong. Due to constraints of the projects, options for design are often limited, as well as being morally debatable. At the same time, can we ignore the situation, or say it is not our responsibility as an architect?

Enquiries

Please direct all enquiries about this event to:

Sarah-Jayne McCreath
engagement@architecture.uq.edu.au