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mini in:situ 2022

17 August 2022, Spark Arena, Auckland

Mario Cucinella presents at mini in:situ.

Photo by David St George


in:situ is a biennial conference that provides architects, graduates, students and interested members of the public with opportunities to hear from some of the world's leading practitioners. Collectively, in:situ speakers represent the pursuit of excellence in their architectural endeavour across projects of varied scales, types and budget. In 2022 the presenters were:

Anne Lacaton

French architect and educator Anne Lacaton and her partner Jean-Philippe Vassal formed Lacaton & Vassal in 1989. Last year, they were awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureates. They are the 49th and 50th laureates of the prize, respectively. Their studio has developed and resuscitated many notable buildings across Europe and beyond, with a focus on the avoidance of needless destruction. lacatonvassal


Mario Cucinella

Italian architect, designer and academic Mario Cucinella has had a career laden with accolades. His studio, Mario Cucinella Architects (founded 1992), took part in the Salone del Mobile Milano in June 2022 with a large-scale installation called Design with Nature, which invited people to eat, drink, work and socialise in a piazza-inspired space. His work is consistently on the cutting edge of sustainability, research and technology. Notable projects include a nursery school grounded in sustainability and education, and more recently, a hospital with ‘smog eating’ ceramic fins. mcarchitects


Odile Decq

Odile Decq is an internationally acclaimed French architect, urban planner and academic. She is the founder of the Paris firm, Studio Odile Decq, and the architecture school, Confluence Institute. Odile has a spirited personality and strong views on education and ensuring architects include the whole city in a project, not just the building. She recently said: “you have to care about the place, and you have to care about the people of the place, and the life of the place.” Odile is renowned for her distinctive style and use of bold colours, particularly black and red. In 2016, she was awarded the Jane Drew prize by The Architectural Review and Architects’ Journal as part of the Women in Architecture awards. odiledecq


Michael Maltzan

Los Angeles-based architect Michael Maltzan and his studio, Michael Maltzan Architecture (founded 1995) are the recipients of numerous local and international awards and architectural citations. Michael has become world renowned for ground-breaking designs that champion new cultural and community connections. His work operates at the intersection of politics, economics, equity, accessibility and sustainability. He believes these topics are reshaping the work and forms of architecture and practice, challenging the singularity of the architects’ role as participant, facilitator, and author in this evolving dynamic. mmaltzan


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Previous conferences

in:situ is held every two years. Previous events have been held in 2019, 2017 and 2015.