Fast Forward is the bi-annual lecture series hosted by the University of Auckland’s School of Architecture and Planning. It aims to foster debate, discussion and development within the disciplines of architecture, urban design and urban planning.

For Making Ways FFWD is collaborating with the Objectspace Ockham Residential Series to bring this public lecture into the gallery, based around the themes of the exhibition.

An architectural journalist and critic, Kester Rattenbury is also a Professor of Architecture at the University of Westminster, where she set up the Research Centre for Experimental Practice. As a guest of the University of Auckland, hosted by the Seelye Charitable Trust, Kester will discuss the theme of Making Ways, this motivation to ‘re-invent’ architecture, as can be seen both historically and in contemporary times. This lecture will take place in the gallery among the work produced by Hatch Workshop, a research and design partnership from New Zealand currently working in India specialising in corporate social responsibility design projects with the goal to bring dignity to the conditions of overlooked citizens.

This event is part of the Festival of Architecture. This lecture series is made possible by the generous support of GIB®.

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  • Free (booking required)


  • Tue 08 Oct


  • 6:00 pm


  • 13 Rose Road
  • Ponsonby, Auckland 1021