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Introducing The INDE.Summit: The Focal Point For Regional Dialogue In 2020

The INDE.Awards expand their reach and impact this August with a one-day conference in Sydney that will explore how the Indo-Pacific region’s architects and designers are innovating in the face of critical challenges.

Introducing The INDE.Summit: The Focal Point For Regional Dialogue In 2020

The annual INDE.Awards are a powerful confluence of leading progressive design and contextual insights specific to our part of the world. Indesign Media is proud to build their potential for regional dialogue and global impact in 2020 with the new INDE.Summit.

Mark your calendar now for 14 August 2020. This one-day conference in Sydney will bring together a spectrum of regional and local speakers to explore how the Indo-Pacific region’s architects and designers are responding to and innovating in the face of critical global and local challenges.

The benefit of this shared lens? A broader understanding of diversity and a stronger position from which to propel forward under the gaze of the world. The diversity of the Indo-Pacific region is its opportunity and strength. There’s much we can learn from each other for the benefit of our region as a whole.

And there’s much that the world can learn from the Indo-Pacific for the development of new and innovative ways forward at a time when progressiveness is greatly needed.


“No longer is our region about mimicking what is done in Europe and North America. Being part of international design and architecture festivals over the past few years, it’s clear that the world is now looking to our region for inspiration.”

– Ryan Russell & Byron George, Directors, Russell & George (Australia) and INDE.Awards 2020 Ambassadors



The INDE.Summit is envisioned as a forum for the exploration of a spectrum of the Indo-Pacific’s diversity of opportunities, risks, histories, modes of development, materials, building traditions and innovations, approaches to regulation, socio-cultural imperatives, and more.

Attendees will benefit from new insights into the most progressive forces in architecture and design in the region, and the opportunity to compare regional contexts and look at the local with fresh eyes.



“[It is imperative] to see architecture provide innovative solutions to complex scenarios. It’s imperative for the architecture from the region to be sensitive to the environment and to be designed carefully with the available resources, with empathy.”

– Palinda Kannangara, Founder, Palinda Kannangara Architects (Sri Lanka) and INDE.Awards 2020 Ambassador



The world is watching the Indo-Pacific region. A united architecture and design industry is a confident and powerful one – one that is ready to respond with wisdom, agility and innovation to the immense challenges of today.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity for dialogue that spans geographies, climates and cultures.



14 August 2020, Sydney


The Summit day program will precede the INDE.Awards 2020 Gala (evening, 14 August 2020, Sydney). More information to be announced soon.

Award entries close on 21 February 2020. Head to now to enter!

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