Ross is an architect with a deep sensitivity to the communities and traditions in which his projects are located. Born and brought up in rural south-eastern Tasmania, he now focuses on ecologically and socially sustainable tourism infrastructure in environmentally sensitive locations. His is currently working in Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania on a number of eco-lodges and smaller cultural projects and will show us how a building can be integrated into communities on many levels.
Ross spoke at the third edition of TEDxKrakow which took place on 21 September 2012 at the Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology in Krakow. Our theme was “Secret Lives” as there’s always more to things than meets the eye, but we so rarely take the time to look at what’s really going on or what it takes to make life work. This year at TEDxKraków we looked behind the curtain of the apparently mundane and everyday to get a glimpse of some of the unexpected, fascinating, worrying, intricate and maybe even repulsive aspects of life that are usually invisible to us.
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