Advocating for community, equity and obtainability
Four years ago William Samuels returned from almost a decade working for one of Melbourne’s leading architectural firms, Kerstin Thompson Architects (KTA), to his home town, Nelson, to establish William Samuels Architects (WSA). Co-founder of urban design and housing advocacy group, NelsonTasman2050, William has a particular interest in advocating for innovative approaches to housing and city activation.
Through the lens of architecture and advocacy, William discusses what we value when we think about ‘home,’ and the design opportunities available when we recalibrate our expectations. Exploring projects undertaken in Melbourne and New Zealand, as well as a broader reflection on the role of advocacy in the architectural profession, the talk will reflect on ways that we can contribute towards more liveable, sustainable, and vibrant homes and cities.
City Talks is an ongoing series initiated by the New Zealand Institute of Architects Wellington Branch and presented in partnership with City Gallery Wellington.
The talk will be followed by refreshments.