2020 was a complex year, not only with Covid but social unrest, climate change, diversity and inclusion and indigenous design all in the forefront of our minds.
As designers we are an optimistic bunch, with our minds set on the future, we acknowledge that the events of last year will be with us for some time.
We have been asking ourselves these questions for a while now ‘What does the future of our built environment look like in post Covid world? How do we support and develop our local design community? What new opportunities arise out of these restrictions?’
The Form Forums invites our community to unpack the challenges that face the built environment through the lens of materiality.
Design leaders and key suppliers will discuss their approach to materiality, offering insights into different approaches that begin to address or unpack these topics.
Materiality is a scale, beginning with the micro, this first discussion centers around hand crafted or locally made materials.
Scaling out, the second discussion, 22nd September, considers the sustainability of the materials we select.
Both approaches seek to explore how materials will shape the future of our built environment.