Architecture is Everyday
Theatre B117, Melbourne School of Design, Masson Road, University of Melbourne Parkville Campus, Parkville 3010
University of Melbourne, Masson Rd, Parkville VIC 3010, Australia
Robin Boyd was, in the words of his biographer Geoffrey Serle, “Australian architecture’s chief spokesperson”, a role which no one else has held before or since. A free talk exploring who might be the Boyd of the 21st century, and how has the conversation changed or remained the same?
Now, in our era of architecture pavilions and commissions and influential design blogs, Australians appear to be increasingly design-savvy. But since Boyd’s time, the emphasis has shifted from the Small Homes Service and ‘architecture for everyone’, to the subjugation of architecture as a means to an end for the property developer: the rise and rise of real estate and the housing market. Is this aspirational approach to architecture the key reason why architecture is still viewed as separate to everyday life, a practice and a profession for the educated or privileged few? Now, more than ever, do we need an architect-public intellectual? Who might this Boyd of the 21st century be and how has the conversation changed or remained the same?
The Australian Ugliness collaborators:
Eugenia Lim – writer, director, performer, editorAlexandra George – producerVirginia Kay and Jamie Houge – executive producersTim Hillier – cinematographerDan West – composition and sound designWOWOWA with Robin Boyd – installation designThe Post Lounge – Kurt Royan (General Manager), Ela Furdas (Post Producer), Kali Bateman (Colourist), Alan Bennett (Online Editor)Amos Gebhardt – mentorNat Cursio – choreographyKat Chan – costume design and art departmentJulia Spizzica – wardrobe assistantShylo Tui – lighting consultant (Walsh Street)Tom Ross – stills photographerEleanor Orchard, Alice Cummins, James Andrews, Gregory Lorenzutti, Alice Dixon – performersMiau Teng Tan, Daria Tolotchkov, Aryan Azizkhani, Rifat Muharram, Phoebe Kramer, Alex Jeanne Macdonald, Tamara Baksheev, Matthew Li – MADA Wearing the City designersTony Isaacson – project managerPeter Felicetti – structural engineerLapel Industries – constructionPaul Christian and Emeile Dawkins – installation3D Inflate – inflatableMitra Farjpoor – curtain makerWarren Davey – signwriter
The project is made possible through the generous support of the following partners:
Presented byOpen House MelbourneMelbourne School of Design
Supported byAustralia Council for the ArtsCreative VictoriaCity of MelbourneAustralian Cultural FundGertrude Contemporary studio program
Cultural PartnersThe Robin Boyd FoundationWOWOWAPlot MediaThe Post Lounge
Industry PartnersKane ConstructionsHASSELLOnteraWojo Signs
Photo Credit: Eugenia Lim, The Australian Ugliness (2018) production still by Tom Ross
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