Sydney Architecture Festival 2013


Today kicks off Sydney Architecture Festival 2013 and we’re psyched. We do love a great building. Running from 1-10 November, it’s ten days of talks, tours and exhibitions celebrating design in Sydney. Last year there were incredible underground tunnel tours (!!) and talks, and this year is not to be outdone with over 60 events scheduled right around the city.

Here are our picks:

The annual Lloyd Rees Memorial Lecture at the Museum of Contemporary Art is always awesome.

Ask an Architect series at Parramatta Library. Who hasn’t needed a professional opinion from time to time?

The exhibition Sydney Opera House 40th Anniversary: David Moore Photography Retrospective, at the Opera House, which documents the construction of the amazing building.

Blindfold Critique. LOVE this! What fun! Sydney artist and architect Professor Richard Goodwin will be blindfolded and taken to a well known piece of Sydney architecture & then asked to critique the architecture without seeing it or knowing where he is!

And lastly, Tin Sheds Gallery is hosting User Generated Architecture, with Raumlabor Berlin and Not Quite Square, two parallel projects that explore various architectural concepts and theories, including the hand made hippy houses of Nimbin to the utopian architectural experiments of the 1960s and 70s.


Image: The Generator, Raumlabor Berlin, Venice 2010, via Sydney Architecture Festival.

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