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Starting off in the 1960s as a series of informal mass gatherings of students, ASAC has since become an established conference, visiting cities in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea at least 30 times. Since then it has featured world renowned architects, designers and thinkers including Cedric Price, Buckminster Fuller, Glenn Murcutt, Peggy Deamer, Sarah Wigglesworth and even our 21st Prime Minister Gough Whitlam! This year, for the first time since 1999, the Australasian Student Architecture Congress (ASAC) will be heading back to Sydney.

The theme of this years congress is centered around the AGENCY of architecture - the capacity for the next generation of designers to act amidst the ever elusive Australasian dream of homeownership, where a building is both a means of shelter and wealth creation. AGENCY2017 will aim to address architectural education, start-up cultures, question the “visual aesthetic”, myth-bust pre-conceptions of property development and share insights into the dark matter that shapes to education, planning and regulation policy. AGENCY2017 will be a provocation, a celebration and a call to arms.

This year, approximately 400 students from all around Australasia will come to Sydney to design, debate and learn through 5 days of workshops, tours, lectures, debates and parties. AGENCY will be attended by invited academics, designers, architects and students from around Australasia and the world. Come and be a part of the largest student architecture congress experience in Australasia!

Featuring keynotes from:

Yoshiharu Tsukamoto (Atelier Bow Wow, Tokyo)

Julie Eizenberg (Koning Eizenberg Architecture, Los Angeles)

Virginia San Fratello (Rael San Fratello/Emerging Objects, San Francisco)

Jeremy Till (Pro Vice Chancellor Central St Martins, London)

Peter Rich (Peter Rich Architects, Johannesburg)

Emma Williamson + Kieran Wong (CODA Studio/COX Architecture, Perth)

Julian Bolleter (Australian Urban Design Research Centre, Perth)

Clare Sowden (AECOM, Sydney)

Clinton Cole (CplusC Architectural Workshop, Sydney)

Robert Beson (AR-MA, Sydney)

+ many workshops to be announced!

Final Release Tickets are on sale now, right here!

$220 is your pass to all three days of workshops, lectures and debates with AGENCY2017, including our two exciting parties!
(that's 35% cheaper than past congress tickets!)


If you’re in need of accommodation, we have set up a facebook group to connect interstate/international and Sydney-based students who are happy to host you. Just add yourself at this link and add your friends to get the dialogue going!


More programme details to be released in September with General Admission tickets. LIKE OUR FACEBOOK PAGE AND INSTAGRAM TO KEEP UP WITH THE DATES.





The full programme is soon to be released but here's a sneak peek:

OPENING PARTY / 6pm 28 NOVEMBER / Australian Institute of Architects

Join us for the biggest student party of the year, with all our special guests!

DAY ONE / 29 NOVEMBER / University of NSW

Day: Keynotes

Evening: Join us for the UNSW Graduation Exhibition

DAY TWO / 30 NOVEMBER / University of Sydney

Day: Workshops and Keynotes

Evening: Join us for the USYD Graduation Exhibition

DAY THREE / 1 DECEMBER / University of Technology, Sydney

Day: Workshops and Keynotes

Evening: Closing party at a Secret Location TBA


To learn more about the history of ASAC and the themes behind this year's congress, AGENCY, check out our website www.agency2017.org

The 2017 Sydney Architecture Congress operates under ASAC Inc., a non-profit student organisation formed purely on voluntary basis and driven by student passion. ASAC relies on sponsorship and industry support to make it happen.

Help us make #AGENCY92017 a reality

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