Sydney is renowned for sticking the proverbial boot into its new public buildings and their architects – The closer you are to the harbour and the Opera House, the harder the blow. The newly renovated Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia (MCA) is the latest victim of such attention. In response, we’ve invited a panel of architects and writers to participate in an ‘Open Conversation’ on Sydney’s Culture of Critique (or Critical Culture). Panelists have been invited based on the divergent views they publicly express on architecture generally, and in particular on the MCA project. The focus of the event will be to openly discuss the manner in which both the profession and the community “consume / critique” architecture in Sydney.

Date: 6:30pm
Time: Thursday 3 May 2012
Location: L5 Architecture Studios, UTS Building 6 702 Harris St, Ultimo.

Sam Marshall, Architect, Architect Marshall
Andrew Donaldson, Architect Marshall
Paul Berkemeier, Architect
Philip Cox (AO), Cox Architecture
Elisabeth Farrelly, Opinion Writer for SMH {TBC}
Imogene Tudor, Director – Make-Space for Architecture.

John de Manincor, Contributing Editor Architecture Australia.

The format will be a “round-table” discussion with members of the audience invited to participate throughout the evening.

Please RSVP and join us  for this lively discussion.

RSVP is essential by Tuesday 01 May



Back ground reading:  Museum-of-Contemporary-Art-in-Sydney-can-you-guess-where-the-next-big-thing-will-be.html

Farrelly SMH  spatial-delight-gets-lost-at-mca-20120326-1vup9.html

Make-Space for Architecture is an independent collective promoting the agency of architecture in Sydney. Our aim is to nurture and promote critical practice in the industry, campaign with decision makers and inform and mobilise the community in order to effect positive change.