Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne
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Here Lives Our Culture explores cultural materials drawn from more than 20,000 items in the University of Melbourne’s Rare East Asian Collection. To reflect the experience of a traditional Chinese library, the exhibition is organised around the four-category system used in ancient China: Classics, History, Masters, and Literature. China has an extensive history of collecting and classifying books, and libraries have long sat at the heart of its cultural knowledge production. Inspired by the Analects of Confucius and encompassing materials from the seventeenth to the twentieth century, Here Lives Our Culture invites you to learn, share and connect through our collections at the Baillieu Library.
The exhibition has been curated by Xiaoju Liu, Senior Librarian, Chinese and Asian Studies and Kerrianne Stone, former Curator, Prints and continues to March 2024.
This second event in the Building Reform Series of Panel Discussions explores the critical impact of procurement in the building industry.
Join us for a thought-provoking panel discussion and Q & A with key building industry stakeholders.
In the discourse surrounding building reform, procurement stands as the proverbial elephant in the room.
Often managed by decision makers and government—its impact is profound and wide-ranging. This panel discusses the critical implications of procurement, focussing on its impact on the pressing need to enhance the quality of our cities. In the process we reinforce issues of confidence in the building industry— as described in reports like the Shergold Weir—aimed to ensure control over liveability and the challenges of climate change.
Despite multiple efforts to address issues of the balance between time, cost, and quality in construction, completed projects do not provide reassurance that we have things under control. This panel focuses on the tension between short-term value management and the imperative to create long-term resilient, accessible environments.
Proudly supported by the Association of Consulting Architects.
Light refreshments will be served following the panel discussion.