March 16th, 2013
Episode 268 of 346 episodes
in the studio withAndrew Feeney, an urbanist, designer and thinker.Andrew blogs athttp://www.envisagedcity.com. NEWS AND EVENTS •Drawing Out - an international symposium on drawing and writing: this two day super-symposium brings together international artists and writers from diverse disciplines to consider the relationship between drawing and writing within a series of dynamic and thought provoking presentations and provocations.17–18 April at the RMIT Design Hub,for more infohttp://www.rmit.edu.au/drawingout •‘More than one way to skin a building’a discussion on architectural criticism featuring Alexandra Lange from the US, Justine Clark, Michael Holt, Karen Burns and Rory was on last week. There is a film up online so you can relive every minute. Interesting discussion to have now at a point of transition from magazines and newspapers to online and the issues associated with this. But ultimately the conclusion seemed to be that criticism isn’t that relevant to the public, and it has little influence on designers and commissioners.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DH2QjjE1_ZU&list=PLgGN9A-SZN9ns4OATd9PbLhflMTjlxFKt&index=7 •Danish urbanist Jan Gehlis speaking NOW at the capitol theatre. He worked on the city centre in the 90s, and has been invited back to look at the docklands, which he was very critical of in a new report, saying “the residential tower is the lazy architect’s answer to density. My interest is in cities for people, not cities for developers and not cities that make traffic happy.”http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/docklands-scores-low-marks-20130311-2fwfx.html •RMIT Australian Architecture Lecture seriesbegins again, this Friday 15th at 2.30pm Conrad Hamann discusses early Australian Architecture while Stuart Harrison talks about the Founding of Melbourne at 4pm in Building 8, Level 11, lecture theatre (room 68).