Welcome to the inaugural Festival of Architecture – a celebration of architecture and design throughout New Zealand
The Festival of Architecture programme is comprised of a variety of activities that will engage and inspire a wide audience. While some events will be attractive to those already in the design professions and building industry, those with a passing interest or who would like to find out more about architecture and design in New Zealand will find plenty to whet their appetite.
This year's programme is comprised of a range of mostly free activities: speakers, tours, exhibitions (including Future Islands, New Zealand’s 2016 exhibition at the Venice Architecture Biennale), open studios, design competitions, political debates (it is election year, after all) and workshops. Thanks to the kind support of GIB®, this year's international speaker sponsor, the Festival is bringing Los Angeles-based architects Catherine Johnson and Rebecca Rudolph, co-founders of Design, Bitches, to New Zealand for a series of free talks in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.