3-5 October 2013
Queen Elizabeth II Courts, 415 George St, Brisbane
The fourth Justice Environments Conference was organized around the issues that were topical, or policy questions that will become pressing in the medium-to long-term. The conference hosted debates on interpreters in court proceedings, developing flexible justice spaces, and using mobile technologies in court.
Key conference themes included:
- Court safety & security
- Flexible court spaces
- Technologies (including mobile)
- Sustainability, energy efficiency and link to nature
- Financing courts and procurement
- Innovative justice processes & spaces
- Interpreters in court
- Representing justice through art
The conference displayed of outstanding work by young graduate architects to design a children’s court (UNSW studio led by Diane Jones) and a Supreme Court building (University of Melbourne studio led by Graham Brawn).
Sessions were designed to bring together different perspectives on an issue, typically from an architect, a judge and an academic. These will be integrated with court architecture tours exploring issues like sustainability, use of art in public buildings or emerging technologies.