FFWD (Fast Forward) is the University of Auckland School of Architecture and Planning’s public lecture series. For Making Ways Objectspace is hosting a series of FFWD breakfast interviews. On 25 September, Making Ways exhibiting practice ĀKAU is joined in the gallery by another practice and an interviewer to explore new and alternative ways of making architecture.

Complimentary pastries and Allpress Espresso will be available from 7.45am. Book here.

This event is part of the Festival of Architecture. FFWD is sponsored by GIB.


Based in Northland, ĀKAU is the design and architecture practice of Ana Heremaia, Ruby Watson & Felicity Brenchley that places people and community at the heart of their projects. Creating opportunities for youth to be involved in the design of real projects in their community through a wananga approach ĀKAU operate as a connection point between client, consultants, taitamariki and the wider community. ĀKAU value authentic collaborative design approaches, resulting in project outcomes that are more meaningful, appropriate and speak of the people and place in which they are built. 

AKAU, Flags ĀKAU Communities, Kaikohekohe Flag Project (2018)