4 months ago
The first of our 2018 MTALKS is happening tomorrow night - New Heritage, 6.15pm, @mpavilion!
UNESCO defines Cultural Heritage as ‘the legacy of physical artefacts and intangible attributes of a group or society that is inherited from past generations. Cultural heritage includes tangible culture, intangible culture, and natural heritage.
Following the recent debate regarding Federation Square, we ask our panel does something have to be old to be protected? What is our contemporary heritage, how can we identify it and how can we protect it?
What is our New Heritage?
Our stellar line-up of speakers includes:
• Urban planner and Project Manager at @gehl_citiesforpeople - Anna Muessig
• Architect and Project Manager at @gehl_citiesforpeople - Sofie Kvist
• Director of @mattgibsonad - Matt Gibson
• Director of @armarchitecture - Ian McDougall
• Director of OpenHAUS, architect, artist, writer & activist - @taniadavidge
• Executive Officer at @workingheritage - Ross Turnbull
• Institute National President and Director of Clare Cousins Architects - @clarecousins
1-4 features Australian architecture currently under threat:
1. Australian Paper Mills Boiler House, Alphington, by Mussen, Mackay and Potter, built in 1954. One of the earliest known examples of curtain walling in Melbourne. Sourced from the Victorian Heritage Database.
2. 14 Pasadena Avenue by Peter McIntyre, built in 1956. Designed by award-winning architect Peter McIntyre, a @beaumarismodern home without a heritage listing. Sourced from The Leader Newspaper.
3. Anzac Hall, Australian War Memorial, by Denton Corker Marshall, completed in 2001. In 2005, was awarded the Institute’s National Sir Zelman Cowen Award for the Most Outstanding Work of Public Architecture in Australia, and the Institute’s ACT Chapter Canberra Medallion. Photograph by John Gollings.
4. Federation Square by LAB + Bates Smart, completed in 2002. In 2003, was awarded the Institute’s National Walter Burley Griffin Award for Urban Design, the Institute’s Vic Chapter’s Joseph Reed Urban Design Award, the Melbourne Prize and the Victorian Architecture Medal. Photograph by Trevor Mein.
5. Our speakers! at MPavilion