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Better Housing Now: Session 3 - Circling the Square

Host: Sydney Architecture Festival


The third session is being hosted by the Sydney Architecture Festival and aims to propose ideas, solutions and propositions that might address some of the problems with expensive housing that are identified in the first two sessions. What can we learn from elsewhere? What new ideas are on the horizon that might change the city and how we live in it?

12:00 Barnaby Bennett, Creative Director, Sydney Architecture Festival, Introduction

12:05 Dallas Rogers University of Sydney, Rethinking housing cultures

12:20 Brooke Jackson and Gerard Rheinmuth, UTS, Standardisation, diversification and new ways of Living

12:45 Timothy Hill, Director, Partners Hill 

12:50 Dr Amelia Thorpe, Research Director (Impact and Engagement) and Associate Professor in Law 

13:05 Paul Karakusevic, Karakusevic Carson Architects

13:20 Panel discussion

14:00 Finish


Better Housing Now: a free two-day public symposium on housing affordability in NSW.

Presented by Shelter NSW, Committee for Sydney, Government Architect NSW and the Sydney Architecture Festival.


Better Housing Now is the keystone event of the festival. It will offer the public an indepth look at the complex and interconnected issues that have created the currently unaffordable city. In four sessions ‘Housing and the City, ‘Work in Progress’, ‘Squaring the Circle’, and ‘A Call to Action’ the city’s leading organisations, advocacy groups and designers will explore projects, identify problems, and propose solutions. The event is free for the public. Each session requires registration.


Other events held during this two day symposium:
Better Housing Now: Session 1 - Housing and the City
Better Housing Now: Session 2 - Work in Progress
Better Housing Now: Session 4 - A Call to Action

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