Image: Mobile Mosque by Jonas Bendiksen
The QUT Design Lab warmly welcomes you to join us on Wednesday 26th June for a talk by Professor Esther Charlesworth. Esther will speak about the emergence of Humanitarian Architecture as a new area of design practice and research, avenues for furthering experience and education in this field, as well as sharing some stories about life as a ‘design nomad’ navigating alternative pathways for the architectural profession.
Esther Charlesworth is a Professor in the School of Architecture and Design at RMIT University and Director of the Humanitarian Architecture Research Bureau [HARB]. She is the founding Director of Architects without Frontiers (AWF). Since 2002, AWF has undertaken over 42 health, education and social infrastructure projects in 12 countries for vulnerable communities, and has been described by ABC radio broadcaster Phillip Adams as ‘destined to develop into one of the greater forces of good on this battered planet’.
At RMIT, Charlesworth is the Academic Director of Master of Disaster, Design and Development degree [MoDDD]. Since 1990 she has worked in the public and private sectors of architecture and urban design in Melbourne, Sydney, New York, Boston and Beirut and has published seven books on the theme of social justice and architecture, including: Divided Cities(2009), ‘Humanitarian Architecture’ (2014) and ‘Sustainable Housing Reconstruction’ (2015).