Miegunyah Lectures on Architecture and Cities- Professor Attilio Petruccioli and Professor Claudio D’Amato Guerrieri

Miegunyah Lectures Melbourne School of Design Faculty of Architecture, Building & Planning The University of Melbourne Lecture 1 – Tuesday 17th August Professor Attilio Petruccioli (Head, Department of Civil Engineering and Architectural Science, Polytechnic of Bari, Italy) ‘The Genetics of Walls: Urban DNA and social features’ In the 1950s, Saverio Muratori created the ‘urban typology school’ to study the morphological evolution of the city of Venice through the centuries. This lecture will use the main tenets of Muratori’s theory to read the historic and contemporary fabric of Balkan, Middle Eastern and Central Asian cities. Through the analysis of their structural skeleton, light will be shed on the spatial complexity and social richness of specific urban textures, from Bosnia to Jerusalem, many of which have been scarred by recent events in world history. By reflecting on their cultural value and environmental…

NGV Lecture Isobel Crombie ‘The World Turns: Contemporary Asian Photography’

Dr Isobel Crombie Senior Curator, Photography, NGV The World Turns: Contemporary Asian Photography Thursday 19 August, 2010, 6pm for 6.30pm Presented by The Friends of the Gallery Library, National Gallery of Victoria. Mapping is an essential part of life. We create maps to help locate us geographically but we also construct them to orient us politically and even artistically. The art world has a map which, until recently, was dominated by New York, London and Paris. In recent years, however, this map has started to change: and it is clear that the art world is no longer centralised in the way that it once was. The advent of biennales in Istanbul, Shanghai, Fukuoka and Delhi are evidence that the art world is turning and the spotlight is moving to the Asia Pacific. In this lecture, I will be looking at…

Exhibition: ‘Charles Nodrum Selects’ LUMA

Charles Nodrum Selects Exhibition of works from the La Trobe University Art Collection and talk by Charles Nodrum La Trobe University Museum of Art 14 July – 29 August 2010 In a personal collection, unless you are a masochist, you are not going to hang a work on your wall that you don’t like, just because it happens to be an ‘important painting’ by an ‘important artist’ – Charles Nodrum 20 August 2010 – 11.30 am Charles Nodrum will be appearing at the La Trobe Museum of Art (Bundoora) to discuss his approach to the art of building a personal collection. This is a FREE event but please book to ensure availability of seating (see contact details below). In 1969 Charles Nodrum arrived from England and walked off the street and into a job at Joseph Brown’s prominent Melbourne art…

Reminder EVCS Seminar Monday 9th – Caitlin Breare on Borromini’s Oratory

The European Visual Culture Seminar presents: Caitlin Breare Saints and Singers: The crisis of Oratorian style during their patronage of Borromini Despite now being renowned as a Baroque genius, architect Francesco Borromini suffered an exasperating and tumultuous career involving numerous personal conflicts and the subsequent loss of several commissions. One of these losses also happened to be his longest project as architect of the Oratory of the Filippini, an appointment that ended after some 15 years of partnership. Click here for the full abstract. All Welcome Date: 6:30pm,  Monday 9th August, 2010 Venue: Rm 150, Elisabeth Murdoch Building (University of Melbourne, Parkville Campus) Drinks and Nibbles provided, gold coin donation appreciated for snacks. Wine generously donated by Eugene Barilo von Reisberg. The seminar will be followed by dinner in Lygon St. Further Enquiries: Mark Shepheard shepm@unimelb.edu.au

Call for Papers: ‘Emotions in the Medieval and Early Modern World’ Perth 2011

Call for Papers – Emotions in the Medieval and Early Modern World 8-11 June, 2011, The University of Western Australia, Perth Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, University of Western Australia Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Perth Medieval and Renaissance Group. This conference will explore the subject of emotions in the medieval and early modern world, c.500-1800, across a range of disciplines. Within the field, paper proposals from any relevant areas of study are welcome. Possible approaches and themes may include: the theory of pre-modern emotions; emotions in social and political history; religion and emotion; representations in literature, theatre and the arts; scientific, philosophical and theological understandings; the public performance of emotion; gender and emotion; emotion and the body; policing and punishing emotion; disordered emotions, and other related themes. The confirmed plenary speakers…

Preserving The Ephemeral – Street Art and Urban Space Forum and Tour

Preserving The Ephemeral Street Art and Urban Space Public Forum+Tour Sunday 22 August, 11am – 1pm Fitzroy and 3.00pm – 5.00pm at the University of Melbourne Preserving the Ephemeral – a collaborative initiative between City of Yarra and The University of Melbourne – is a public forum to discuss the relationship between street art and architecture; the regeneration of urban space; and the merits or otherwise of street art conservation. Program Guided Tour of Melbourne Street Art: Sunday August 22, 11am – 1pm, Fitzroy, $39 per person (Bookings essential contact Anthony White for more information about the bookings). Public Forum: Sunday 22 August 2010, 3.00pm – 5pm, James Hardie Theatre, Architecture Building at The University of Melbourne. Free entry The tour and forum are part of a University of Melbourne three-day conference – Interspaces: Art + Architectural Exchanges from East…

Call for Papers: ‘Science and the Arts in the Long Eighteenth Century’

Annual SEASECS Meeting – ‘Science and the Arts in the Long Eighteenth Century’ Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, 3-5 March 2011 Proposals due by 1 November 2010 The 37th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (SEASECS) will be held 3-5 March 2011 at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. The theme for the conference will be “Science and the Arts in the Long Eighteenth Century.” The deadline for submission of paper proposals and full panels is 1 November 2010. The eighteenth century has sometimes been seen in the history of science as a quiescent period between the great advances made by the likes of Descartes, Newton, and Leibniz in the seventeenth century and Darwin in the nineteenth. As Roy Porter argues in The Cambridge History of Science (2003), however, the eighteenth century is an especially rich…

Conference ‘Interspaces: Art + Architectural Exchanges from East to West’

Interspaces: Art + Architectural Exchanges from East to West 20, 21 & 22 August, 2010 The University of Melbourne Interspaces: Art + Architectural Exchanges from East to West is a conference that investigates modern crossovers between art and architecture in Europe, North America, Asia and Oceania. It focuses upon encounters between a variety of styles, mediums, and cultures, looking at the inter-relationships between art and architecture in Australia and across the world. Using innovative approaches from a broad range of disciplines, Interspaces will stimulate multi-disciplinary exchange and re-situate non-western art and architecture within the global canon. The conference program includes a public forum on Melbourne’s vibrant street art and talks by experts on historical, cultural and practical questions of art and architecture. Keynote speaker Romy Golan, City University of New York (author of Muralnomad: The Paradox of Wall Painting, Europe…

Lecture – Jane Wernwick ‘Engineering Delight – collaborations on projects to make you smile’

Melbourne School of Design –  Faculty of Architecture, Building & Planning,  The University of Melbourne Jane Wernick Jane Wernick Associates, Consulting Engineers, London Engineering Delight – collaborations on projects to make you smile Tuesday 3 August Jane Wernick, one of the masterminds behind London’s Millennium Wheel, will give an intimate and engaging insight into her extraordinary engineering projects and consultative practice. ‘The talk will describe how structural engineering solutions for our projects are developed as a result of a series of conversations between us, the client, and the other members of the design team,’ Jane says. It will focus on a number of projects which ‘bring delight’ to those who experience them, and will describe how the structural designs evolved. Jane Wernick (FREng Hon FRIBA FRSA CEng FIStructE FICE) is a structural engineer who likes to collaborate with architects and…