Watch this engaging and informative yarn about implementing the new competencies in the NSCA, with Sarah Lynn Rees, Michael Mossman and Ripeka Walker.
Michael Mossman on framing the performance criteria as part of the architectural process.
What does it mean to be a competent architect?
In Australia, architects are now expected to bring a level of cultural competency to their professional work, to have some understanding of Indigenous knowledge systems and to develop knowledge about designing with Country. These expectations are set out in the National Standard of Competency for Architects, which frame both the registration of architects and the accreditation of architectural education. So how do we implement them, and what might the impact be?
These new competencies underpin significant and ongoing structural change. They overlap with increasing awareness and commitment on behalf of some clients and broader shifts underway in sections of Australian society. Many practitioners and educators are working hard to understand what they mean and to build knowledge, skills and experiences, but many of us are at the start of this process.
How can we implement these new competencies and support educators and practitioners to work towards culturally competent and sensitive modes of practice that connect to Country? What is the potential for students? What is the role and responsibility of clients? What are the challenges? Do these new competencies also bring the potential for architects to develop increasing competency in working sensitively with other community and client groups?
Watch Sarah Lynn Rees yarn with Michael Mossman and Ripeka Walker about all of this and more.
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This session was recorded live on 1 September 2023. The Deadly Djurumin Yarns are a collaboration between Parlour and Deadly Djurumin.