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    1-6 September 2014

    COLLABORATORS | PROGRAMME | LINKS | POLITICAL PARTY HOUSING POLICIES | FILMS

     

    Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday | Saturday

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    MONDAY 1 September 2014

    Happy-Old-People

    Housing for older people: what are the options? (45-60min)
    [venue: 12.30pm  Museum of Wellington City & Sea, Queen’s Wharf, Jervois Quay]

    Chair: Christine McCarthy

    Panelists: Judith Davey (Institute for Governance and Policy Studies, VUW); Vicki McLaren, (Wellington City Council); Peter Matcham (Grey Power); Derek Wilson, retired architect

    Like many western nations, New Zealand has an ageing demographic – that is to say an increasing percentage of our population will be over 65 years. Statistics NZ has predicted that the 65+ age group will make up over 25% of NZ’s population from the late 2030s. In 2005 this age group constituted 12% of New Zealand’s population. Population ageing highlights an issue which, while affecting more of us in the future, is also of significance today: how to provide appropriate housing for older people.

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    TUESDAY 2 September 2014

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    Building Homes, Transforming Lives
    [venue: 8am-5pm WCC foyer, 101 Wakefield St; until Friday 12 September]

    An exhibition of Wellington’s council housing from the 1920s until today.

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    NZFA Screening: Design & Architecture (60 min approx.)
    [venue: 12.15pm Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, cnr Ghuznee & Taranaki Sts]

    cost: $6

    This screening includes a wide selection from films on design, houses and housing over the three decades of the 1940s through to the 1960s.

    includes excerpts from:
    Things we are fighting for: homes for free people (1941)
    Weekly Review 145 (1944)
    Weekly Review 176 (1945)
    Housing in New Zealand (1946)
    New Zealand Mirror No. 4 (1950)
    Weekly Review 455 (1950)
    Pictorial Parade 28 (1954)
    Pictorial Parade 62 (1957)
    Pictorial Parade 92 (1959)
    New Zealand Mirror No. 26 (MK4) (1959)
    A World to Walk on (1961)
    Pictorial Parade 193 (1967)
    Christchurch Architecture (1969)

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    Designing the wind out of housing (45-60min)
    [venue: 12.30pm Museum of Wellington City & Sea, Queen’s Wharf, Jervois Quay]

    Chair: Matthew Lander

    Presenters: Mike Donn (School of Architecture, VUW) + Luke Price (Beca)

    Wind is the environmental aspect which is most often associated with Wellington. It is something we live with, but also something that our built environment can help ameliorate or can exacerbate. This lunchtime talk will look at the relationship between Wellington’s wind and our architecture, with a specific emphasis on research looking at how design can lessen the negative impacts of wind on domestic outdoor spaces.

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    WEDNESDAY 3 September 2014

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    NZFA Screening: Design & Architecture (60 min approx.)
    [venue: 12.15pm Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, cnr Ghuznee & Taranaki Sts]

    cost: $6

    This screening includes a wide selection from films on design, houses and housing over the three decades from the 1940s through to the 1960s.

    includes excerpts from:
    Things we are fighting for: homes for free people (1941)
    Weekly Review 145 (1944)
    Weekly Review 176 (1945)
    Housing in New Zealand (1946)
    New Zealand Mirror No. 4 (1950)
    Weekly Review 455 (1950)
    Pictorial Parade 28 (1954)
    Pictorial Parade 62 (1957)
    Pictorial Parade 92 (1959)
    New Zealand Mirror No. 26 (MK4) (1959)
    A World to Walk on (1961)
    Pictorial Parade 193 (1967)
    Christchurch Architecture (1969,)

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    Housing Students in our City (45-60min)
    [venue: 12.30pm Museum of Wellington City & Sea, Queen’s Wharf, Jervois Quay]

    Chair: Nick Denton (student, School of Architecture, VUW)

    Panelists: Maria Goncalves-Rorke (Manager, Financial Support and Advice, Student Services); Daniel Haines, President, NZ University Students’ Association; Amy Heise (Business Manager, 222 Willis); Rick Zwaan (Welfare Vice President, VUWSA)

    With Massey University, Victoria University and WelTec all having inner-city campuses, students from Wellington’s teritary institutions are a vital part of our city. Student housing takes various forms, including residential halls, homestays, and flatting, and, especially with student flats, it can some times be hugely varying in quality. This panel discussion will involve people employed by tertiary institutions who manage student accommodation, as well as students themselves to discuss issues, challenges and successes in student housing.

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    Building Homes, Transforming Lives
    [venue: 8am-5pm WCC foyer, 101 Wakefield St; until Friday 12 September]

    An exhibition of Wellington’s council housing from the 1920s until today.

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    THURSDAY 4 September

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    The Future of NZ Housing (45-60min)
    [venue: 12.30pm Museum of Wellington City & Sea, Queen’s Wharf, Jervois Quay]

    Chair: Kate Linzey

    Panelists: Pam Bell (Prefab NZ); Morris Altman (School of Economic and Finance, VUW); Jason Strawbridge (Barrier Free)

    Housing is a topic which has been in the headlines frequently in recent years, often in terms of affordability and supply. It seems from these accounts that provision of housing will be a challenge for years to come. This panel discussion will include experts from the building industry, and in universal design, and economics to consider what really are the issues which will affect and determine the future of housing in New Zealand.

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    Politicans on Housing
    [venue: 7.30pm  LT1, School of Architecture, VUW, 139 Vivian Street]

    Chair: Maria Bargh (Te Kawa a Māui, VUW)

    Confirmed politicans and candidates include: Chris Bishop (National),  Ngaire Button (Māori Party), Gordon Copeland (Conservatives), Grant Robertson (Labour), David Stonyer (United Future), and Holly Walker (Green Party).

    The parties’ housing policies are available at: http://architecture.org.nz/events/house-party/house-party-political-party-housing-policies/

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    Building Homes, Transforming Lives
    [venue: 8am-5pm WCC foyer, 101 Wakefield St; until Friday 12 September]

    An exhibition of Wellington’s council housing from the 1920s until today.

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    FRIDAY 5 September

    Minister of Housing Hon Dr Nick Smith and Mayor of Wellington Celia Wade-Brown sign a housing accord for Wellington City at Churton Park today

    Getting Council Housing Right (45-60min)
    [venue: 12.30pm Museum of Wellington City & Sea, Queen’s Wharf, Jervois Quay]

    Chair: Jules Molony (HoS, School of Architecture, VUW)

    Panelists: Andrews Banks (Studio of Pacific Architecture); Vicki McLaren, (Wellington City Council); Gary Nichols (Urban Plus Ltd); Simon Novak (Novak+Middleton)

    Wellington City Council has been involved in the provision of housing since the 1920s. In 2008 the council began a joint 20-year project with central government to upgrade its social housing. In 2007 Hutt City Council transferred its housing portfolio to Urban Plus, a council controlled trading organisation, using a structure different to WCC to manage its social housing stock. This panel discussion will include people involved in providing social housing from both councils, and some of the architects working on the WCC housing upgrades.

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    Building Homes, Transforming Lives
    [venue: 8am-5pm WCC foyer, 101 Wakefield St; until Friday 12 September]

    An exhibition of Wellington’s council housing from the 1920s until today.

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    SATURDAY 6 September 2014

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    Residential Mt Victoria: Historical All-sorts (2 hours)
    [venue: 1-3pm meet on the cnr Austin & Majoribanks Streets, Mt Victoria (The walk will finish in Pirie Street near the dairy/No. 2 bus stop.)]

    Take a guided tour of part of this inner-city suburb with Mt Victoria Historical Society convenor, Joanna Newman, and learn more about the variety of residential options it has provided over the years since its European settlement in 1840.  From buildings, to stories of residents and housing activism, the walk will reveal little-known facts about this densely-settled historic suburb.

    Numbers are limited to ensure a good experience for all, so please rsvp via the Mt Victoria Historical Society website