Living in the City: Australia-China Conversations Through Architecture is a unique online exhibition that celebrates Australian architects and the contribution they make to global culture, development and engagement. The immersive digital platform responds to the ‘new normal’ of the COVID-19 pandemic, a time when physical exhibitions, gatherings and travel are restricted or not allowed.
Opening during China’s Festival of Australia in 2020 and closing during Brisbane’s 2021 Asia Pacific Architecture Festival in March, Living in the City: Australia–China Conversations Through Architecture will take participants on a journey through 30 compelling architectural projects across the two countries. Projects are presented in pairs to highlight significant issues such as negotiating the relationship between density and amenity, mixed-use urbanity for growing cities, and reprogramming architecture for community benefit. The exhibition aligns ingenuity and expertise in Australian architecture with the emphasis on improving quality of life and the emerging investment in public and community projects by provincial and municipal governments in China.