The Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building at the University of Technology, Sydney, will host a series of discussions on the future of architecture and urban design in Sydney. Sydney Open visitors are encouraged to drop in and join the discussion.


11am – Fashion and architecture: reading Surry Hills’ material past

Associate Professor Charles Rice will discuss Surry Hills as a historical centre for the fashion and textile industries, and how we can access this history through the material fabric of architecture.

12pm – Sydney future: architecture and our role in Asia

Associate Professor Anthony Burke will examine how Australia’s position in the Asia–Pacific will influence the future design of Sydney’s built environment.

1pm – Sydney present: gentrification and urban transformation

Senior Lecturer Tarsha Finney will explore the spatial characteristics typifying the global phenomenon of gentrification. Sydney will be placed in the context of other world cities undergoing similar urban transformations, such as Mexico City, London and Beijing.

2pm – Ultimo futures: 2020 vision

Professor Desley Luscombe, Dean, Faculty of Design, Architecture & Building, UTS, will host a discussion of Ultimo’s likely transformation over the next ten years. New buildings, new communities and new businesses will consolidate Ultimo’s position as Sydney’s most dynamic cultural-capital precinct. Hear the vision for the future.

Location: UTS | Guthrie Theatre, Peter Johnson Building, Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building | 702-730 Harris St, Ultimo
Sunday 7 November
11am – 3pm
Free entry with the City Pass ticket

For information on this forum as part of the Sydney Open, please visit Historic Houses Trust Website

This event is part of the Sydney Architecture Festival