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The University of Canterbury’s rare collection of thousands of architectural drawings has been selected by UNESCO as a significant and important piece of New Zealand memory that should be preserved for all time.
Victoria University of Wellington’s Faculty of Architecture and Design is hosting an exhibition and public lecture by Visiting Architect Grace Mortlock, of Sydney-based Other Architects, and her co-director David Neustein.
Grace and David believe that architecture can go beyond its brick-and-mortar purpose to provide a form of commentary on the world around us. In their public lectures, they will discuss their views on how architecture can make us aware of wastefulness or excess, alert us to the presence of undervalued places, or help us question behavioural rules and restrictions. They will share how their work aims to question prevailing architectural practices and norms for the good of the community.
The lectures are accompanied by an exhibition at Victoria University of Wellington’s Faculty of Architecture and Design, which will provide insight into Other Architects’ current work and thinking.
Other Architects is an architectural practice that seeks out ‘other’ approaches beyond conventional wisdom, popular opinion and architectural trends. The company has won several awards, exhibited at prestigious international events, and featured in numerous international publications. Both co-directors have spoken at significant architectural events across the world, including the Venice Architecture Biennale.
What: Visiting Architect Lecture and Exhibition: At This Stage When/Where: Exhibition: 5.30 pm 14 September to 5 pm 23 September, Faculty of Architecture and Design, 139 Vivian Street, Te Aro Campus, Wellington Lectures: · Wellington: 18 September, 6pm, Faculty of Architecture and Design, Victoria University of Wellington, 139 Vivian Street · Christchurch: 20 September, 6pm, Warren and Mahoney Studio, 254 Montreal Street Cost: Free RSVP: No booking required
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