Top row from left: Dr. Nicole Gardner, Adam Haddow, T’iafelelea’i Carinnya Feaunati, Lee Chin-Wei. Middle row from left: Joachim Quino Holland, Elisapeta Heta, Kaare Krokene, Laurie Aznavoorian. Bottom row from left: Samantha Rich, Chan Ee Mun, Jefa Greenaway, Kirsten Bauer

Unique perspectives and a regional focus for the 2022 INDE.Summit

  •   13 July 2022

In three short weeks, the year’s most curated architecture and design symposium will be coming to a screen near you! Fully digital, targeted and immersive, this year’s INDE.Summit brings you the best of Indo-Pacific design and distils it into one day of learning and inspiration.

On Wednesday August 3rd, simply log online and you’ll be treated to six formal panels (including a morning keynote) featuring insights from architects, designers, artists and academics with expertise that span everything from workplace design, cultural consultation, master planning, landscape design, sustainable architecture, urbanism, futurism and so much more.

With panels curated around the 2022 theme of past, present and future, this is a summit you won’t want to miss. Purchase your exclusive early bird ticket now and read on to meet your speakers!

Meet your 2022 INDE.Summit Speakers

In many ways, the past, present and future will always be inextricably connected. We draw influence from one to view another, changing the ways in which we hope, fear, understand, reflect or remember our different stages of being. Design and architecture brings these connections to the fore, with living remnants and progressive design providing commentary on the ways we have, do and will choose to live.

The 2022 INDE.Summit takes us through time, exploring the past, present and future and the way it unfolds across key verticals and sectors in architecture and design. Each session takes a look at place and time and its impact on what has or is to come.


Kicking off the Summit is the hotly anticipated keynote delivered by Dr. Davina Jackson, whose impressive career has spanned publications, curation and academia, making her the perfect keynote to begin the exploration of architecture through time.

Following on from the keynote, the day’s first formal panel Knowledge Keepers and Custodians: Designing for Land and Country, takes us further back through time, looking at indigenous approaches to architecture and relationships to land and country. With a panel including Leali’ifano Dr. Albert L Refiti, T’iafelelea’i Carinnya Feaunati, Elisapeta Heta, Samantha Rich and Semisi Potauaine, this session will explore how these deeply considered and spiritual design approaches can and should be influencing present and future vernaculars of the built environment.


With two deeply insightful sessions framing our understanding of past, we move into two topical discussions on workplace and residential design, both of which have seen an incredible shift and flux over the past 24 months.

Finding Connectivity: A New Dawn for the Workplace, moderated by INDE.Awards Juror and returning speaker James Calder will ask whether it’s the workplace or the workforce which is changing commercial design, in an examination of the role of design in a changing employment environment. James will be joined by a diverse panel of leading thinkers, including Gensler’s Japan lead Sarah Bader, GroupGSA’s Pablo Albani, changemaker and boundary pusher Abin Chaudhuri and leading Australian workplace consultant Laurie Aznavoorian.

Turning our sights to residential design, Design that Sustains us: Radical Ideas for Housing, presents speakers and thinkers from many different ends of the residential design spectrum. In a sector that is facing mass challenges with urban sprawl, increasing population densities, climate change, and the new live/work dynamic, this panel is one not to be missed. Coming off an unprecedented seven nominations in the INDE.Awards 2022 Shortlist, SJB’s Adam Haddow will bring is insights on multi-residential housing, Fieldwork’s Joachim Quino Holland will speak to housing affordability and mixed-use developments, while Lee Chin-Wei, partner of leading Taiwanese firm Bio-architecture Formosana, offers a future-looking glimpse into sustainably charged housing developments for population-dense city living. Moderated by the inimitable Jefa Greenaway, this is one panel not to be missed!


As the day draws to a close, we cast our eyes forward to what the future holds for architecture and design in the Indo Pacific. Dr. Nicole Gardner will moderate a panel of futurists and visionaries in Future Cities & Utopias. Join INDE.Award Prodigy shortlister Jade Kake, jury members Dr. Florian Heinzelmann and Chan Ee Mun along with ASPECT Studio’s Kirsten Bauer as they turn their thoughts towards informing and predicting the way future populations will live.

Following this, INDE.Awards Program Director Jan Henderson settles in for an intimate and thought-provoking discussion with Kaare Krokene, Partner and Managing Director of Snøhetta Australasia, a firm renowned for their futuristic and deeply unique approach to architecture and design.

But WAIT! There’s more!

Woven between these stimulating discussions, dive into the topics in situ with the return of the INDE.Summit Partner Panels. Featuring designers, directors and advisors from leading brands and suppliers, the Partner Panels take the learnings from the formal sessions and distil them into applicable outcomes.

Just when you think your day can’t get any better, the annual INDE.Awards Gala will be broadcast live from 7pm AEST. Stick around and see who takes home INDE Gold, with your Summit ticket giving you access to the broadcast, streamed live from the Gala in Melbourne, Australia.


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The INDE.Summit is proudly presented by the INDE.Awards partners: Platinum partner Zenith and category partners Autex Acoustics, Bosch, Colorbond, Gaggenau, Herman Miller, Milliken, Neolith, Porter’s Paints, Steelcase and Woven Image