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 FFWD is collaborating with the Objectspace Ockham Residential Series to bring this public lecture into the gallery, based around the themes of the exhibition.

Making Ways exhibiting practice Unit Y is joined in the gallery by another practice and an interviewer to explore new and alternative ways of making architecture. 

On 18 September, Mike Davis, founder and co-director of Unit Y,  senior lecturer, architecture, University of Auckland is joined by members of Maunga Pacific Architectural Collective. They will be interviewed by Kathy Waghorn, curator of Making Ways and senior lecturer, architecture, University of Auckland.

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

This event is part of the Festival of Architecture.This event is made possible by the generous support of GIB®.



Led by architect and University of Auckland lecturer Mike Davis, Unit Y straddles the space between the office, the school and the market. Re-invigorating the idea of the ‘project office’, an international model where architectural offices used to operate out of architecture schools, Unit Y brings current students and new graduates to work in small teams on projects for community clients that do not often engage architects. Positioning students and recent graduates at its core, Unit Y utilises and validates their skills and expertise to produce critical architectural content for a range of clients and presses toward the realisation of buildings.

Unit Y, Iterations of SML, a small house project by graduate Ayla Raymond Roberts that Unit Y is working to realise