For the first time, the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art is presenting Cities of Architecture — a series of talks exploring the world's most fascinating and beautiful cities — once a month from February to October this year.
The series will begin with a broad (and free!) launch talk at MPavilion which will discuss using cities as a means for exploring architecture and urbanism. The lectures on individual cities — which will cover Tokyo, Venice, Huston, Madrid, Shanghai, Barcelona, Isfahan and Guadalajara — will expand on this in greater depth.
The talks are being given by experts in the field — think professors of architecture and the directors of Melbourne's most notable architectural studios such as LAB, the studio that designed Federation Square. Stuart Harrison, co-host of 3RRR's The Architects, will give the Venice talk on April 10, and the executive architect and researcher at the Sagrada Familia basilica, Mark Burry, is set to give the Barcelona talk on Monday, August 14. Altogether, it looks like a stellar lineup.
Each talk even includes a custom-made cocktail to suit the city, designed by the people at the Melbourne Gin Company and Starward Whisky.
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