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Dean's Lecture Series 2015

Professor Neil Brenner
Professor of Urban Theory / Director, Urban Theory Lab / Graduate School of Design / Harvard University.

Tuesday 17 March, 7.00pm.

The urban age in question: towards a new epistemology of the urban

In what sense is the 21st century world urban? In this lecture, Neil Brenner critiques contemporary ideologies of the "urban age," which confront this question with reference to the purported fact that more than 50% of the world's population resides within cities. 

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Tectonic Grounds

21 February 2015 - 9:00am to 6 March 2015 - 6:00pm

Tectonic Grounds features student works that explore digital fabrication techniques, physical computing such as Arduino and rapid prototyping to create a 1:1 interactive installation.

Open House Indonesia

28 February 2015 - 1:00pm to 2 March 2015 - 6:00pm

Meet our staff and explore your study options at our Indonesia Open Houses. Register now...

GAP Exhibition

3 March 2015 - 9:00am to 11 March 2015 - 5:00pm

GAP (Global Architecture Profiling) showcases the work of contemporary and emerging architects in unique locations around the world. This year, GAP profiles Seoul, capital of South Korea.

Alumni tours - new MSD Building [monthly, first Thursday and Friday]

6 March 2015 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Join us on an in-depth tour of the new MSD building that will give you insight into its many spectacular spaces, and how it will enable world-class research and collaborative learning across disciplines. Multiple tour dates are available.

MacGeorge Lecture: A change of heart towards children?

10 March 2015 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Dr Catherine Burke, University of Cambridge, will deliver the MacGeorge Lecture: 'A change of heart towards children?'Historical perspectives from the UK, Australia and New Zealand on the design of a new primary school for Cambridge.


16 March 2015 - 9:00am to 3 April 2015 - 5:00pm

The exhibition celebrates a 20th century wonder - The Motel. Imported from America and pioneered in Australia by entrepreneur David Yencken, the exhibition features two distinct motel designs established through his patronage.

​Architecture for Collective Impact: Johannes Molander Pedersen (NORD, Copenhagen)

16 March 2015 - 6:30pm

Johannes Molander Pedersen will lecture on how the process of developing architecture and urban areas.

Operational Landscapes: Towards an Alternative Cartography of World Urbanization

17 March 2015 - 9:00am to 3 April 2015 - 5:00pm

The 2015 Dean's Lecture Series presents an exhibition by the Urban Theory Lab (directed by Neil Brenner) 'Operational Landscapes: Towards an Alternative Cartography of World Urbanization'

Dean's Lecture Series 2015: Neil Brenner

17 March 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Professor Neil Brenner presents 'The urban age in question: towards a new epistemology of the urban'

ASA 2015 Conference

2 December 2015 - 9:00am to 4 December 2015 - 5:00pm

The 49th International Conference of the Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA) will be hosted by the Melbourne School of Design, The University of Melbourne, Australia, 2-4 December 2015.