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The Architects - Show 277 - Simon Sellers

April 23rd, 2011

Episode 186 of 346 episodes

Rory Hyderetuirns to join us in the studio and to update on his adventures in Europe and Sydney at theRight to the City • The Right to the City symposium last Saturday hosted by Sydney Uni. Based on an essay by David Harvey of the same name fromNew Left Reviewin 2008 which argues for the ‘right to shape the city’ as a fundamental human right, and one that runs counter to the dominant forces of the market and capitalism. We will be join by Simon Sellars - ofBallardian ARCHITEXTpop-up store opens at DesignEx tomorrow, and for AusIA conference NEWS • ‘Concrete Islands’ exhibition opens in Paris, curated by Elias Redstone, ‘exploring contemporary experiences of utopian architectural projects...designed with inherent social and political values that now exist in various stages of inhabitation, dereliction and destruction’. Includes the film ‘Troll: the voluntary ruin’ by Angelo Angelidakis (On Domus, where Joseph Grima has just produced his first issue as Editor in Chief) • AIA Headline: ‘Architecture of death’ wins top Sunshine Coast Regional Architecture Awards. Kingaroy Crematorium by JMA Architects Qld has received the 2011 Gabriel Poole Award for Building of the Year. • Lebbeus Woods on strike until the Chinese Government release Ai Wei Wei. Wei Wei’s detention is serious, but this statement by Lebbeus is just ridiculous. I mean, honestly, way to bring the story around to you, and the shameful architecture media have lapped it up. EVENTS • AIA National Conference ‘Natural Artifice’ this Friday and Saturday. International speakers: Juhani Pallasmaa, François Roche, Luis Mansilla, Fumihiko Maki, Lisa Iwamoto, Manuel Aires Mateus, Teresa Moller, Luis Callejas & Sebastian Mejia • Young Architects Forum on Friday evening: David Boyle, Drew Heath, Leah Heiss, Rory Hyde, Russell Lowe, Simon Pendal, Ingrid Richards, Andrew Simpson, James Stockwell & Marcus White. BMW Edge, 8pm, $15 • Dr. George Michell lecture - The Great Temple at Thanjavur, India: One Thousand Years, 1010 to 2010 Old Problems, New Thoughts, Melbourne Uni Architecture School, Tomorrow (Wednesday) 13 April at 7:00pm • Kim Dovey Lecture: ‘Assembling architecture’, Friday, April 15, 6:30pm in RMIT 8.11.68 • Bianca Hester opening tomorrow night at Sarah Scout, Bourke St, above Paperback Books, 6pm.

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