AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS FOUNDATION
National Gallery of Victoria special lecture
2017 Droga Architect in Residence – Dr Alberto Pérez-Gómez
Place and Architectural Space
"Modern and contemporary architects have often assumed that the sites they build upon have few if any given qualities, reinforcing placelessness with boring repetition or mindless anarchic innovation. Place is primary in existence but tends to hide in our perception framed by technological concepts. This lecture will consider possibilities emerging out of this dilemma."
Dr Alberto Pérez-Gómez
The Foundation, in partnership with the NGV Department of Contemporary Design and Architecture, invite you to attend a special lecture by distinguished architect Dr Alberto Pérez-Gómez, 2017 Droga Architect in Residence.
Wednesday 21 June, 6–8pm
180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
Introduction by: Karl Fender, Board Member, The Foundation
Q & A Moderator: Prof Donald L. Bates, Melbourne School of Design
Alberto holds the position of Saidye Rosner Bronfman Professor of the History of Architecture and is the Founding Director of the post-professional M.Arch. and PhD, History and Theory of Architecture Option, School of Architecture, McGill University, Montréal, Canada.
He has an extensive teaching background, and has published widely, including his most recent publication Attunement: Architectural Meaning after the Crisis of Modern Science. His numerous awards include the 1980 Alice Davies Hitchcock Book Award, granted by the Society of Architectural Historians for Architecture and the Crisis of Modern Science.
This event is part of the NGV Victorian Design Program.