The Wheeler Centre presents a panel of architects discussing their expert local perspectives on the built environment in our city on Thursday 18 September.
The panel consists of Kerstin Thompson (Kerstin Thompson Architects), Shelley Penn, Rodney Eggleston (March Studio) and Jon Clements (Jackson Clements Burrows Architects). In a discussion reminiscent of Rem Koolhaas’s theme for 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale, the panellist will explore whether our national architectural (or cultural) identity has been sacrificed to modernity. How do we house and cater to a population forecast to dramatically boom, while retaining our built heritage? How has Melbourne’s architecture come to define our city? And what role do architects have to play?
Hosted by author Michael Heyward this talk is part of the Architecture in the City series which asks “How does architecture influence our cities – and the way we live? And what do we need to consider when we’re designing major buildings?” It is presented in association with Naomi Milgrom Foundation and the Australian Institute of Architects.
18 September 2014
6.15 pm – 7.45 pm
The Wheeler Centre
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176 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Vic, Australia