The Australian Institute of Architects in SA are pleased to invite you to the 2019 Festival of Architecture and Design (FAD19) from the 18-21 July.  We look forward to hosting lively debate, sharing ideas and exploring the future of Adelaide from a design perspective.  


Since its inception in 2014, FAD has provided a platform for the exploration of design and architecture for allied design professionals and members of the public.  The festival enjoyed significant growth in its first two years, with attendance increasing by more than 200% from 2014 to 2015 and the number of events growing from 12 in 2014 to 41 in 2015.  Festival highlights have included rooftop tours, future technologies, Open Houses, Hidden Sounds at the Z Ward and a Boutique Bar Tour.


In 2016, FAD partnered with Open State for the first time. Over ten days attendees enjoyed an incredible line up of local and international speakers across more than 60 events. Attendances were estimated at over 25,000 across the Open State program.  This partnership continued in 2017, with FAD17 delivering the Future Cities stream of the Open State program.


THEME FOR FAD19: Ideas of Home.

An exploration of housing precedents, emerging typologies and the meaning of ‘home’ in a range of contexts.

Through this focus we will consider issues including:

  • indigenous patterns of living and occupation of the Adelaide region both pre-European settlement and today
  • evolving housing typologies and the influence of time and culture on housing expectations
  • future directions for housing in Adelaide
  • what it means to call Adelaide Home

The program for FAD19  includes a range of activities including speakers, panel discussions, exhibitions and tours.  As you can see some of these events are now on pre-release.