Fast Forward is the bi-annual lecture series hosted by the University of Auckland’s School of Architecture and Planning. It aims to foster debate, discussion and development within the disciplines of architecture, urban design and urban planning.

For Making Ways Objectspace is hosting a series of FFWD breakfast interviews. 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.

On 25 September, ĀKAU co-founders Ana Heremaia and Felicity Brenchley with Fleur Palmer, architect, spatial activist and associate professor in the Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies, interviewed by Lynda Simmons, architect, professional teaching fellow at the University of Auckland and co-founder Architecture+Women.NZ

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

This event is part of the Festival of Architecture. This lecture series is made possible by the generous support of 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 operates as a connection point between client, consultants, taitamariki and the wider community. ĀKAU values authentic collaborative design approaches, resulting in project outcomes that are more meaningful, appropriate and speaks of the people and place in which they are built. 

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