Today at the National Gallery of Victoria, 20 architects sat in a circle to discuss what matters to them. A rich diversity of issues such as equality, education, optimism, reflection, people and the urban landscape were just some of the issues presented (click here for the event’s pamphlet). I used the time traveling on the tram back home to think about what matters to me in architecture, people and place matter for the simple fact that without people or a place, what is architecture? When architecture disregards the people that inhabit the space, and turns it back on the place it is situated, it merely becomes “just a building.”

Have a read of the pamphlet I linked before, have a think then I want to hear from you. What matters to you in architecture? What matters in life?