In May we ran a workshop in Seattle as part of the Living Future '17 conference focused on helping people leverage their building projects as tools that can change a sector, industry or market. We're now excited to offer the same workshop in New Zealand.
At the Seattle event, teams attended that represented a wide range of inspiring building projects, including a Youth Campus in Yellowstone National Park, a co-housing project in Washington, and Georgia Tech's Living Building. You can view the workshop output from project teams here.
Our first NZ event will be in Auckland on Thursday, July 27th. We're hosting people at AUT for a breakfast and workshop session. Read on for details, and buy tickets using the button below.
Objective: Understand how a building can be a tool to drive change in future buildings.
Location: AUT, Sir Paul Reeves Building (WG), 2 Governor Fitzroy Place.
Date and time: Thursday July 27th. Event starts with a catered breakfast from 7:30am (space WG407), followed by workshop 8-10am (room WG908-9).
Lessons are learned on every building project. The stories generated on these projects are rarely told, but when put to use can be a powerful tool to drive change in future buildings.
Communicating the lessons behind exemplar buildings can accelerate uptake of better ways of building and share the stories of those who created them. It can also promote the people and companies that helped deliver the project. This workshop outlines core elements of building-focused communication campaigns, using two case studies:
An Auckland family home with an online campaign that attracted attention from tens of thousands of people all over the world.
A South Island tourist accommodation facility that aims to inspire, teach and empower the thousands of visitors it will host each year.
The session will include practical exercises to help attendees understand how to leverage their own projects as powerful agents of change. The workshop is for people leading exemplar building projects, members of the design and build teams, and those who will manage such buildings once complete.
Outside of Auckland? We're planning to offer the same workshop in other cities later in 2017.
Register your interest here.