Tuesday 28 October 2014, 6.30pm-7.30pm

Presented by, this discussion will look at the themes prevalent in the film Cathedrals of Culture—a screening collaboration between ACMI and MPavilion in November—and will deliberate on the narrative that is created by our interaction with spaces we know all too well. The twentieth-century German philosopher Walter Benjamin described the functioning of architecture as something that is consummated by “the collectivity in a state of distraction”, and this panel—of multidisciplinary artist Callum Morton, architects Aaron Roberts and Kristin Green, and visual artist Marnie Edmiston—will focus on how the perception of our environment is often only a thin veil of the real space. In places we call ‘home’, our perception is regularly taken over by habit, and the recognition of the depth and importance of such environments is all too often considerably diminished.

Tuesday 28 October 2014, 6.30pm-7.30pm
Queen Victoria Gardens, Melbourne
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AIA – NSW CHAPTER – Tuesdays@Tusculum

14 October 2014 – 6:00pm

In choosing a site, do you choose to celebrate, reject or blend in to its surrounds? In the beautiful yet harsh environment of natural and urban Australia this choice could dictate the survival of your building. Are we at the mercy of our site? Our buildings are not singular units but members of a broader typology and vernacular and will be judged as such.

Shaun Carter is based in Summer Hill and approaches the talk from an urban background, whilst Melbourne and Hobart based Aaron Roberts is renowned for works based in natural environments.

Together they will explore the relationship between their projects and the landscapes they have evolved from, and how reacting to urban and natural Australian sites has produced distinctively Australian architecture.

Tuesdays@Tusculum series:
The Australian Institute of Architects and bespoke careers are proud to present the 2014 Spring/Summer Tuesdays@Tusculum series. These season of talks has been produced in two series by separate curators.

CURATOR: Lewis Wisden

Lewis is a recent graduate from the University of Newcastle. His group of talks
will explore the question: What does Australian architecture have to offer?
This question will prompt a series of conversations that explore the
current and developing values and trends in Australian architecture
within the context of the international architectural movement.
Lewis’ program of talks will run on the second Tuesday of the month from
September to November, and are proudly sponsored by Bespoke Careers.

All talks will be held at Tusculum – 3 Manning Street, Potts Point, NSW 2011 unless otherwise noted with a 6pm for a 6.30pm start. Talks include 2 informal CPD points.
Institute member FREE, non-member $10, student non-member $5.

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Wednesday 10 December 2014, 8.00am-8.45am

As part of the launch and program of the new M Pavilion –  Georgia Nowak brings the sermon! See here for details

A designer and a yoga instructor collaborate on a structured lesson that takes us back to yoga’s Sanskrit roots—meaning ‘to combine’. Together, they create a morning wellness session reinforcing a positive design intention. In this class, Georgia Nowak of Room11 Architects—well known for creating buildings and structures that are highly attuned to place—will lead an introductory sermon to set the scene and context.

Queen Victoria Gardens, Melbourne
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