Open Agenda Competition Winners Byron Kinnaird, Barnaby Bennett and James Gardiner are the confirmed speakers for this Public Lecture.

This will be held 6:15pm drinks for a 6:30pm start, Wednesday 27th October, level 5 Architecture Studios Building 6, UTS City Campus

Featuring Anthony Burke, chair of the competition, who will give an Introduction about the Open Agenda 2010 Competition, currently on exhibition at Customs House.

Byron Kinnaird and Barnaby Bennett write of “architecture drawing” (pictured above):

“The task in this project is to discover a number of “constructions of knowledge” that might guide us to a deeper understanding of the topic, and to models that might better explain the power of the drawing.”

“architecture drawing” drew comments from the advisory panel such as:

“Superb. An effort to make a rich contribution to architectural discourse and knowledge.”

“The energy, experimentation and freshness to the proposal make this idea truly unique. While the irony of the 3D modelled elements is not lost on anyone, the clarity, depth and intellectual rigour of this proposal make it highly attractive.”

James Gardiner writes of “(in)human habitat”:

“The historic approach to creating artificial reefs has been to use waste products: scuttling ships, dumping tires or at best, placing reef units of concrete, steels or other elements that are cheap to manufacture. The combination of emerging digital design and additive manufacturing techniques allows a complete re-imagining of the way we consider the artificial reef, without the costs.”

“(in)human habitat” drew comments such as:

“A wise and promising submission presenting an interesting idea with important/contemporary ethical implications that needs development backed up with examples of past work. It promises to produce a potentially interesting project that will be discussed in wider terms than itself.”

“A strong premise/problem and a bold refreshing proposal. Designing for nonhumans is surely a crucial project. The emphasis on additive manufacturing is appealing and exciting and the work to date is remarkable, but how can we be sure these techniques are the most suitable way to achieve the required spatial diversity for these artificial reefs? A fascinating project, I support it without reservation.”

“This proposal has some extraordinary possibilities and the idea of the non-human subject of architecture ties intelligently and innovatively to issues of sustainability, materiality and habitat (context).”

Click here to see list of complete speakers in the Public Lecture Series

This event is part of the Sydney Architecture Festival