Events posted in 2012

Dementia in Aboriginal Communities: Translating Research into Caring and Practice

Tuesday Nov 20, 2012 12:00PM - 05:00PM
Poor House

Keynote Address: What is Home for Aboriginal People

3rd National Workshop of the Australian Association of Gerontology Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ageing Committee (AAG ATSIAC)


Plaza Level Room P7 (Grey Street end BCEC)

WHERE: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Plaza Level Room P7 (Grey Street end BCEC)
WHEN: Tuesday Nov 20, 2012 12:00PM - 05:00PM

Ageing: Challenging the boundaries

Tuesday Nov 20, 2012 12:00PM to Friday Nov 23, 2012 05:00PM
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The Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG) is hosting its 45th National Conference in Brisbane, from Tuesday 20th to Friday 23rd November 2012 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. Attendees will explore the theme Ageing: Challenging the boundaries through an exciting scientific program. 

The inter-disciplinary conference theme emphasises importance of challenging and breaking through perceived boundaries in ageing that determine the limits of our research, policy and practice. This conference is designed to connect, challenge, and inspire the exchange of innovative ideas between older people, researchers, practitioners, educators, industry, voluntary and community organisations and policy makers.

Keynote Address: Housing for Health in Indigenous Australia

WHERE: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Brisbane city, Queensland, Australia
WHEN: Tuesday Nov 20, 2012 12:00PM to
Friday Nov 23, 2012 05:00PM

International Study Visit, Nepal

Tuesday Oct 30, 2012 12:00PM to Saturday Nov 03, 2012 12:00PM
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From 30th October to 3rd November 2012, an international study visit will be carried out to the Village Sanitation Project in Nepal. The tour is an activity connected with Healthabitat winning the 2011 World Habitat Award.

The event is being hosted by Community Health and Development Society (CHDS), Nepal, in partnership with Healthabitat Australia and the Building and Social Housing Foundation (UK). It will be attended by a selected group of practitioners involved in the housing, health, education and environmental design fields, invited specifically for their knowledge and experience in these areas.

The international study visit will provide an opportunity for participants to exchange knowledge and experience, observe first hand the work of CHDS and the Nepali team on the Village Sanitation Project and have a chance to discuss key aspects of Healthabitat’s Housing for Health approach.

WHERE: Dhulikhel Nepal
Dhulikhel Lodge Resort
WHEN: Tuesday Oct 30, 2012 12:00PM to
Saturday Nov 03, 2012 12:00PM

Community and Architecture: Cultural Appropriations

Wednesday Oct 24, 2012 06:00PM - 08:00PM
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As part of Melbourne Architectural Annual - head to the BMW Edge in Federation Square, Melbourne city and try and make sense of the event title. 

A primer of terms that may either assist or confuse follows:

Cultural appropriation is the adoption of some specific elements of one culture by a different cultural group.

Architecture is both the process and product of planning, designing and construction

Community usually refers to a social unit larger than a small village that shares common values

Speakers that may make matters clearer will be  Esther Charlesworth - Architects Without Frontiers, Kate Ferguson - CoDesign Studio, Jefa Greenaway - Greenaway and Healthabitat. The session will be Chaired by Jon Shinkfield.

WHERE: BMW Edge
Federation Square, Melbourne
WHEN: Wednesday Oct 24, 2012 06:00PM - 08:00PM

A working shower for all Australians? – What is the problem?

Wednesday Oct 17, 2012 06:30PM - 09:30PM
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The evening will include a panel of high profile speakers who will address concerns about the following: 

- Building standards in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander housing. 

- Human Rights and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders living in remote Homelands. 

- For over three years Amnesty International has partnered with the communities of the Utopia homelands to develop reports to drive campaigning on this issue. 

Speakers will include: Sarah Marland (Amnesty International), Healthabitat giving some details about showers and the safety / health of Indigenous houses and Jeff Mc Mullen (former Four Corners & Foreign Correspondent journalist) Further speakers will be announced closer to the event date. 

This is a free event presented by the Amnesty International NSW Demand Dignity Group. Please RSVP through the Amnesty website http://www.amnesty.org.au/home/event/29666/

WHERE: Teachers Federation Conference Centre
37 Reservoir Street, Surry Hills, NSW
WHEN: Wednesday Oct 17, 2012 06:30PM - 09:30PM

The Healthy Horizons Tri-Uni Indigenous Conference

Saturday Sep 29, 2012 09:00AM - 05:00PM
Healthy Horizons

The Spirit of Healthy Horizons Tri-Uni Indigenous Festival with Griffith and UQ!

Come along and meet the real movers-and-shakers in Indigenous Health, not just from Queensland but all over Australia!!!

With all meals provided and breakout sessions in the afternoon – What more could you ask for really?? Oh yeah, and it’s free!!

WHERE: Griffith University
Level 3, Griffith University Centre for Medicine and Oral Health (GH1 campus), 16 High Street, Southport 4215
WHEN: Saturday Sep 29, 2012 09:00AM - 05:00PM

Bringing Architects Together: Bangladeshi Architects in Australia's 3rd International Seminar

Friday Sep 14, 2012 12:00PM to Saturday Sep 15, 2012 09:00PM
Bangladesh Talks Sept Melb

This free event opens up the world of Bangladesh and many of its best architects.

Find out more info@baa-arch.org

WHERE: Federation Square
Federation Square Melbourne
WHEN: Friday Sep 14, 2012 12:00PM to
Saturday Sep 15, 2012 09:00PM

Developing Healthy Communities

Monday Sep 10, 2012 06:00PM - 09:00PM
Vic Aia

What role can architects play in developing healthy and vibrant communities? 

How might we make a difference when working with disadvantaged communities in Australia and elsewhere? 

How do we ensure that such work helps to build capacity within those communities, rather than simply being part of another fly-in fly-out quick fix? 

How does this work help us to think differently about architecture and the roles it can play in societies?

The Speakers:

- Healthabitat 

- David O'Brien, University of Melbourne 

- Esther Charlesworth, Architects Without Frontiers and RMIT University 

Presented by the Victorian Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects, this seminar provides one (1) informal continuing professional development (CPD) point per hour.

Contact to book - vic@architecture.com.au

WHERE: Student Lounge
Ground Floor, Baldwin Spencer Building (Building Number 113) University of Melbourne Parkville, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
WHEN: Monday Sep 10, 2012 06:00PM - 09:00PM

The 5th International Urban Design Conference

Monday Sep 10, 2012 12:00PM to Wednesday Sep 12, 2012 08:00PM
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OPPORTUNISTIC URBAN DESIGN - 2012

The 5th International Urban Design Conference will be held at the Hilton on the Park in Melbourne from Monday the 10th to Wednesday 12th of September 2012.

The International Urban Design Conference was established in 2007. Since then over 390 presenters have shared their knowledge in developing a range of themes including, Resilience in Urban Design 2011, Designing the Future 2010, Waves of Change - Cities at Crossroads 2009 and Survival: implementing tomorrow's city 2007.

WHERE: Hilton on the Park
Melbourne, Australia
WHEN: Monday Sep 10, 2012 12:00PM to
Wednesday Sep 12, 2012 08:00PM

Ongoing till November: Formations - The Australian exhibition at the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale

Wednesday Aug 29, 2012 12:00PM to Friday Nov 30, 2012 01:00PM
Venice Biennale

Formations showcases Australian architectural practices that are challenging conventional perceptions and definitions of what it is to be an architect and the possibilities for the profession to make significant contributions to new domains of work through innovative 'practice formations'. 

WHERE: Australian Pavilion
Australian Pavilion, Venice Architecture Biennale in 2012.
WHEN: Wednesday Aug 29, 2012 12:00PM to
Friday Nov 30, 2012 01:00PM