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The Business of Recovery

A short film featuring interviews with two generations of Australian architects from the one family.

Peter McIntyre is 92 years old and was a child of the Great Depression. He describes how he survived successive economic recessions as an architect and businessman. Peter talks about what’s needed to make better housing and cities as we recover from the pandemic.

Mel Bright is part of the digital generation. She describes how her business is surviving hibernation and the impact of the Federal Government’s JobKeeper program. Mel reflects on some of the positive opportunities arising from the extraordinary events of 2020.

During the lockdown, Peter McIntyre and Mel Bright discuss the effects of recession on the industry and their businesses. They talk about what’s needed for recovery, renewal and to transition to a better future.

Photo: Bart Borghesi


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