Culture, sustainability and economy – Why design matters

The Asia Pacific is a rich collage of cultures and languages – as a collective we share commonalities in our histories and challenges in the past, present and future. How can architecture and design celebrate and amplify the region’s myriad traditions, environments and continual evolution? 

This year’s festival will deliver an exciting program of exhibitions, installations, symposia, lectures and workshops that promote architecture’s pivotal role in the culture, sustainability and economy of the Asia Pacific region.


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Delivered in partnership by Architecture Media and State Library of Queensland since 2016, the Asia Pacific Architecture Festival features a diverse program of live and virtual events and activities centred around the core message: why design matters. The festival reaches a broad audience throughout Brisbane and regional Queensland, and spans across Australia and the Asia Pacific.

To join the conversation, you’re invited to submit your activity for consideration in the 2023 program. Click the button below to get started.

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