Diversity and Inclusion: Destination ABP Program
The Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning presents Diversity and Inclusion: Destination ABP. This year's Festival of Diversity and Inclusion runs from Monday 18 September to Friday 22 September, and includes a range of events, exhibitions, social gatherings, and seminars. Join us for a morning tea in the atrium on Monday, and explore the program below to learn about what's on.
Opening morning tea
Festival opening with Professor Hélène Frichot, Director of the Bachelor of Design.
Launch of Vedic Ways of Building Up
Vastu Shastra is an ancient Indian architectural system encompassing design principles, spatial geometry, and arrangement based on Vedic texts. With this knowledge is rooted in human experience and the environment, the epistemologies of Vastu traverse several subcultures creating distinct identities. The exhibition aims to highlight the architectural diversity within the philosophies of Vastu. Drawing interest in South Indian Architecture and its influences, the event intends to expand awareness beyond the well-known landmarks of India.
Global Potluck: Food from Everywhere to Share
Please bring a favourite dish that makes you think of home, a happy childhood memory or just something you love to eat. Come and share the flavours and stories from us all at ABP.
Queers in Construction
The significance of hosting a panel on queer individuals in the construction industry cannot be overstated. By shining a spotlight on this often-overlooked demographic, we foster inclusivity and diversity within the field. This panel serves as a platform to highlight the contributions, challenges, and unique perspectives of queer professionals, paving the way for greater representation and acceptance. It empowers aspiring queer individuals by showcasing role models and breaking down barriers.
Take Up Space II
University can oftentimes be exclusionary both academically and socially for minority women and non-binary individuals, with feelings of isolation in predominantly white spaces continuing in the workforce.
Take Up Space is a social gathering for minority women and non-binary individuals to find solidarity and share their experiences of thriving in the institution, encouraging them to continue to take up space.