Haunting Memory and Place
Melbourne School of Design and other venues
- Specular and spectral colonial comparisons.
- Knowledge lost and recovered, archives absent and exhumed.
- The ghosts of misadventure, forgotten rituals, routines and procedures, and lost opportunities.
- Multiple pasts, the incongruities and dissonances of history; unsettled abject and uncanny spaces, places and narratives.
- Recurrent apparitions of architectural figures, whether canonical or outlying, within history and practice.
- Writing, drawing and photography as vehicles for figuring architecture’s spectres.
- How particular architectural typologies, spaces or cities are haunted by confluences of fiction, myth, memory and popular culture, and acts of commemoration or desecration.
- The influence of the historic imagination in contemporary culture; its impact on our reverence of place and inhabitation, in the treatment of heritage fabric and ruins, and attempts to resuscitate and interpret through digital means.
- The pursuit of affect, reverberation and atmosphere in historical architectural sites.