The third instalment of ACCA‘s ‘Cities of Architecture‘ talks comes from Don Bates, director of LAB Architecture Studio and Chair of Architectural Design at the University of Melbourne. Join Don as he surveys the urban, architectural and cultural contexts of Texas’s most populous city, including an insight into some of Houston’s art galleries and museums, as well as the little-known correspondence between Houston and Melbourne.
Running from March to October, the ‘Cities of Architecture’ program brings together leading architects, designers and academics to discuss some of the world’s most inspiring cities through the built environment, culture and urban history.
Arrive from 5pm to enjoy a complimentary Houston-inspired cocktail created by the Melbourne Gin Company and Starward Whisky. The seminar will begin at 6pm.
Main image: The Rothko Chapel by Philip Johnson, Howard Barnstone, Eugene Aubry, Houston. Courtesy ACCA.
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