Audience: The XXVIIIth Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand

State Library of Queensland, Brisbane, July 7-10, 2011

Conference Theme: Who are the audiences of architectural history? This international conference includes over 70 papers addressing the relationship between architectural history and its audience, inviting reflection upon works of architecture, ideas about architecture and the roles that architects, historians and critics play in projecting audiences for our built past.

Keynote Speakers:

Mark Jarzombek – Professor of History and Theory of Architecture and Associate Dean, MIT School of Architecture and Planning
Taro Igarashi – Department of Architecture and Building Science, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University (supported by the Japan Foundation)

Conference Sessions:
Australian and New Zealand audiences for modern architecture/ Adaptive re-use as architectural history/ Urban architecture and its histories/ Landscapes of performance and invention for the critical audience/ Consumption and production in the indigenous architectures of the Pacific Rim/The role of the media in the cultivation of audiences for architecture/Nineteenth-Century architecture and its audiences/Japanese architectural culture post-war/Designing the archive: Histories and practices

Plenary Discussions:
“Urbanizing Frontiers: Cities and indigenous space” – with Dr Penelope Edmonds, School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, University of Melbourne
“Audiences for Architecture: Journals, magazines and publishing today”  – with Thomas Weaver, Editor of AA Files, Architectural Association, London

Architecture Tours 7 July, 2011
Brisbane CBD Walking Tour (2pm-4.30pm) A guided walk around Brisbane’s Central Business District to observe and visit some of the city’s heritage listed buildings. A special guide map will be available.

Urban Indigenous Brisbane (2pm-4.30pm) This tour takes a walk to sites of urban indigenous significance in the inner city. A series of maps will be made available to explain traditional uses of space and present day sites of significance.

UQ Centenary Architecture Tour (2pm-4.30pm) In 2010 the University of Queensland celebrated the centenary of its proclamation. A guide map and architectural tour were created by the School of Architecture to highlight the history of architecture on the St Lucia campus. This tour will involve travel to UQ by public ferry and a walk to UQ’s Great Court, including buildings by RAIA Gold Medallists Robin Gibson and James Birrell.

Driving Tour of 20th Century Gold Coast Architecture (12.30pm-4.30pm) The tour will include stops at some mid-twentieth century high-rises as well assome more recent work on the Gold Coast. A preliminary expression of interest is required in order to secure transport for the driven tour and there will be a small fee to participate.

For further details, registrations and a full program see the conference website or contact Antony Moulis OR Deborah van der Plaat