Thursday Night Lecture series for Autumn 2010 released

9 March 2010

Details of the Autumn 2010 season of Thursday Night Lectures have been released, with nine lectures spanning a wide range of design, architectural and planning issues.

The Thursday Night Lecture series, coordinated by Associate Professor Anna Rubbo, investigates wide-ranging and interdisciplinary ideas about the culture of architecture, architectural science, urban design and planning, and allied arts. The series seeks to stimulate debate amongst professionals, the University and wider communities.

The Autumn 2010 program includes inaugural lectures from the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning's two new Professors of Architecture, Michael Tawa and Sandra Kaji-O'Grady. Professor Tawa's lecture, Space, Time and Framing in Cinema and Architecture, will launch the program on Thursday 18th of March, while Professor Kaji-O'Grady's talk, Aphorisms, is on the 15th of April.

Associate Professors Andy Dong and Bill Martens, both from within the FADP, will also be giving talks. Assoc Prof Dong's, on the 25th of March, presents an instrument to quantify the public's capability to design, using the recently completed Desalination Plant in Sydney's south as an example. Assoc Prof Marten's talk, on Human Behaviour in Virtual Acoustic Environments, will take place on the 22nd of April.

Thursday Night Lectures also bring in expertise from further afield, and this season's program includes talks from Professor Phil Hubbard, from Loughborough University in the UK, talking on the planning regulations related to sex work on the 1st of April and Barbara Stone, MLC School Principal and Ed Lippmann, of urban design architectural studio Lippmann Partnership, on the nexus between educational philosophy and design, on the 29th of April. The first two of these events are cohosted by the Planning Research Centre while the third is cohosted by the Faculty of Education and Social Work and will be introduced by their new Dean, Professor Rob Tierney.

Talks on Design, Community Engagement and One Laptop per Child and The Architecture of Zero Emission Housing from local practitioners complete the program in May.

Thursday Night Lectures are held from 6.30pm in Architecture Lecture Theatre 1 within the Wilkinson Buiding, 148 City Road, The University of Sydney. They are free of charge and open to all members of the public who share an interest in architecture, architectural science, urban design and planning, and allied arts. For AIA members attendance at the lectures attracts 1.5 Informal Points.

Contact: Sue Lalor

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