About The Festival
The Festival of Architecture and Design (FAD) is an event that celebrates and promotes the future of architecture and design in South Australia locally, nationally and internationally.
The Festival held every two years in October presents a fun, engaging and informative program of architecture and design talks, forums, exhibitions, performing arts, children’s activities and guided walking tours.
With FAD over for another year we would like to thank our sponsors, Program partners, supporters, volunteers, Open State and our creative directors, Tremma for such a successful program. With a social media reach of over 11,000 and a stunning installation at Victoria Square there was good exposure of the events and activities of the design profession.
THE AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS
The Institute is a national body consisting of over 11,000 members across Australia and overseas.
It exists to:
- advance the interests of members, their professional standards and contemporary practice, and
- expand and advocate the value of architects and architecture to the sustainable growth of our community, economy and culture.
Over recent years, the Institute has evolved into a dynamic and progressive national organisation with active programs in many states relating to the architectural profession. The FAD structure provides an opportunity for the Institute to facilitate valuable exchanges between local and international creative bodies, between speakers and delegates; between practice, industry, education and authorities; and between Australia and the world. FAD is funded by the Institute with partners and is managed by the Institute’s South Australian Events Unit, under the direction of the SA Executive Director and the FAD Advisory Group.
FAD as part of OPEN STATE
2017 FAD IS INVITED TO CURATE THE THEME
OF ‘FUTURE CITIES’ IN the OPEN STATE program
With a focus on the future, Open State connects leading national and international expertise with SA business and community organisations to find new ways to solve the challenges of today. Open State reinforces South Australia as a place open to new ideas, new people, new technologies and fosters innovation and collaboration.
FUTURE CITIES at THE Open State Hub
The Australian Institute of Architects has been invited to curate the FUTURE CITIES theme this year so we are moving FAD into a new home on the 6th and 7th October, the OPEN STATE hub will see FUTURE CITIES events, all led by our intrepid TREMMA creative team.
A city’s character can be seen through the way it fosters social exchange. This exchange may occur between inhabitants, in face-to-face interactions, or between people and the city itself. Predominantly this occurs in public and semi-public spaces.
How will Adelaide progress in line with technological advances, whilst retaining and reinforcing the interactions between the people who inhabit it? Future Cities asks how will we get there, what will it look like when we do and how is this transition shaped by the interaction of people, design and technology.
Tremma Creative team
M. Samee Sultani, Tom Robinson, Anastase Paraskevopoulos, Philip Tridente, Edward Meyers
Tremma is a group of designers, working in Adelaide who came together in 2010, whilst studying at the University of South Australia. Each coming from diverse backgrounds and upbringings, we collaborated in studio through discussion in design and critical thinking. After graduating, we all began working at firms throughout Adelaide with different architectural focusses. The work of these practices ranges in scales and typologies from small residential to large commercial, institutional and educational, from interiors to large urban and landscape works.
The team from left to right:
Black Rabbit Architecture + Interiors
Oxigen Landscape Architects + Urban Designers
the Creative Direction Co-ordinator