Contemplative Studies Centre at the University of Melbourne
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Join Professor Philip Goad (Co-Director of The Australian Centre of Architectural History, Urban and Cultural Heritage (ACAHUCH) and Melbourne School of Design Chair of Architecture), Pamela McGirr, Jury Chair for the 2023 AIA Heritage Architecture awards, and Jurors Mark Raggatt (ARM) and Christine Phillips (RMIT) to discuss the awardees and shortlist this year.
The seminar will feature an inspiring dialogue between panellists who will discuss their winning or nominated projects including:
- Queen Victoria Markets Shed Restoration A-D, H-I
- Fitzroy Town Hall Ceiling Conservation
- University of Melbourne Student Precinct
- Warrnambool Library and Learning Centre
The panel will describe the process the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) takes in adjudicating these awards, and share their thoughts on current issues in heritage, conservation and renewal.
This will be followed by an open discussion and the opportunity for questions from audience members to panellists.
In this year’s Interdisciplinary Forum, we’ll take a moment to consider TIME.
Bringing academic expertise and artists’ perspectives together for this popular annual event, we’ll embark upon an engaging day of presentation and discussion on how we experience, measure and harness TIME.
We live in a time of urgency around many pressing societal and environmental needs – time is short and rapid solutions are needed, while we remain mired in indecision. Yet this is only part of the story of duration. TIME reveals itself to us in myriad ways – in the human life cycle, our shared oral histories, the hours of the working day, seasonal changes and eroding rocks. This year’s forum will take time-out from the day-to-day to reflect. Following a keynote presentation from Gerald McMaster CM, curator, artist, author, and professor emeritus OCAD University, Toronto, we’ll traverse deep time, anxious time, cycles and rhythms across three dynamic sessions. The day will be rhythmically punctuated by Submerged, a participatory audio score for ALL bodies, by choreographer and writer Amaara Raheem.
Forum participants will include artists Robert Andrew, Lisa Sammut and Yasmin Smith, alongside University of Melbourne experts from a range of disciplines including social and political studies, geochronology, contemplative studies, and media and communication.
Professor McMaster’s presence in Australia is made possible by the Terra Foundation for American Art and the Power Institute.
Free event, bookings required. Lunch and refreshments provided.