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Perth Design Week Panel Event: 16 March 2024

Updated: Feb 20

Title: Perth Art, Design and Architecture: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Venue: Kamilė Gallery, State Buildings Perth City

Time: Midday - 2.00pm

Registration and tickets on eventbrite


Our panel speakers will provide examples and research from both Perth and overseas architecture, art and design projects, with a specific focus on how these approaches can be streamlined within the WA landscape. This event builds on our very successful Design Series Rooftop event held in October 2023 and addresses one of the key questions that arose during question time, namely the need for a more integrated approach between artists, designers and architects within the current Perth landscape.

Hosted by Kamilė Gallery within the historical State Buildings, we look forward to seeing you there.


Panel Contributors

Franca Maria Berti (Art Historian, UWA)

Franca has an Honours degree in Art History from the University of Western Australia (UWA). Her dissertation examined the performative nature of Édouard Manet's work and the onset of modernity across influences such as architecture, philosophy, economics and society. Franca also has an extensive background in construction, planning and development - having worked for 15 years in the family's building company on both commercial and residential development projects; from planning and submission though to building and completion. Franca's background brings a refreshing and nuanced approach to our panel discussion.

Dr Sacha DeVelle (Owner, SDV Interiors Design Studio, Claremont WA)

Sacha is an Interior Designer who studied with the KLC School of Design in London. She has a particular interest in the role of landscape and sea on the residential design process. She lived and worked for many years in the small Latin American country, Uruguay, and will discuss how historical European influences, art and contemporary architectural designs from this region continue to make waves in the design world. Sacha also worked in the field of educational neuroscience for a number of years. Her research and knowledge of human perception contributes to the design and planning of interior spaces, and includes the role of architectural and art forms.

Dr Annette Condello ( Architect and Senior Lecturer Curtin University)

Annette is an academic at Curtin University’s School of Design and Built Environment. She has been teaching architecture there for more than a decade and was appointed as its Director International, Director of Graduate Research and Architecture course coordinator. She has worked extensively in the area on sustainable luxury and architecture and the importance of reusing and rescuing materials in Italy, Latin America, Morocco and Japan. Annette has published The Architecture of Luxury (Routledge), Building Around Architecture (AMAG), author/ co-editor of Sustainable Lina: Lina Bo Bardi’s Adaptive Reuse Projects (Springer) and contributed to many international symposia in Europe and the Americas.

Kai von Ahlefeld (Founder, uberraum Design Agency, Paris)

Kai started out as a fashion designer and professor at Parsons School of Design in Paris. He founded uberraum in 1999: an international design and production agency that specialises in virtual concepts, installations and filming for high-end fashion, luxury items and interior design. Kai has worked with Christian Dior, Lacoste, Louis Vuitton, Dom Perignon and other luxury brands. When he's not working he's cooking at his Paris based kitchen/apartment Kais Kitchen Paris, that has won international acclaim for its inspirational modern design.



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