"The Global Bamboo Collective – Architecture Keynote"
Jed Long is a co-founder of Sydney-based architecture collective Cave Urban alongside Nici Long and Juan Pablo Pinto. Utilizing the fluid relationship between art and architecture, Cave Urban explores, creates and tests new structural systems outside the confines of the architectural profession, that emphasize community engagement and the continuation of vernacular tradition. Jed sees collaboration as a key component to the development of bamboo globally. Working with an a number of different organizations including the Humanitarian Bamboo Project, Taiwanese artist Wang Wen Chih and various universities Jed weaves together a range of different projects from community capacity building to artistic installations that form a large interrelated narrative. A current Churchill Fellow and an Associate for the University of Tasmania, Jed is investigating the translation of traditional bamboo construction into contemporary building practice.