ACCA’s final Cities of Architecture lecture for this year will tour the west Mexican city of Guadalajara through the eyes of Diego Ramírez-Lovering, deputy dean and associate dean of Monash Art Design and Architecture (MADA) and co-founding managing director of Monash Architecture Studio (MAS).
One of Latin America’s fastest growing cities, Guadalajara fuses a long history of tradition and folklore with a vibrant and emerging contemporary arts and architecture scene. Professor Diego Ramírez-Lovering will explore the notion of ‘Opportunistic Urbanism’ – the influence of the the ad hoc, the contingent and the easily obtainable – in the context of the city’s evolving social issues. Arrive at 5pm for a complimentary Guadalajara-inspired cocktail by the Melbourne Gin Company.
Artist, essayist and DIY map-maker Vanessa Berry takes us on an alternative tour of Sydney's lost and abandoned places in her blog, Mirror Sydney. Here, against the backdrop of a rapidly transforming urbanism, we bring you an excerpt from her new book of the same name – a timely meditation on place and time propelled by childhood memories and urban wanderings
Being able to work across our differences is crucial if we are to solve the housing crisis in Melbourne, says urban planning professor Carolyn Whitzman, of University of Melbourne. Whitzman's background in activism now underpins her work on solving Melbourne's housing crisis: she describes her research as trying to make social change happen through experiments in deliberative democracy
Our 8th print issue of Assemble Papers, ‘Metropolis.’, muses on the power of cities and their citizens to instigate and enact global change. AP editor Jana Perkovic shares her thoughts on the evolution of the issue, published in partnership with this year's MPavilion