Typically held at RMIT Building 8, these talks provide an, “opportunity for a space of exchange between the two disciplines” [of architecture and philosophy]. There is an email newsletter with upcoming talks available on site.
“ARCHITECTURE+PHILOSOPHY provides a unique opportunity for a space of exchange between the two disciplines. While what we provide is a local space – Melbourne practitioners on Melbourne issues – Architecture+Philosophy welcomes speakers from any discipline to engage with questions of contemporary urbanism, planning, technology, space, system, design, distribution and other issues in the productive overlap between the two disciplines. We curate a diverse range of presentations, from research students and established academics to architecture and planning practitioners, policy makers, public artists and those working in the world between theory, buildings and the city.”
Gregory Cowan writes about protest structures. “Subverting the official and institutional state architecture, which is massive white and permanent, this architecture of counterculture is instead light, colourful and spontaneous.” BAD SUBJECTS JAN 2004
The current issue only is freely available online.
“Design Philosophy Papers (DPP) comes from a longstanding desire to gain greater recognition for the study of design by the intellectual community at large, as well as our frustration with the market-driven conservatism of design publishing. It aims to break away from the idea of design as a specialist interest, as well as rejecting the simplistic and debased way design arrives before the public via both old and new media — frequently merely as style or technics. It also comes with a passion to communicate, share and argue for a much, much greater general recognition of importance of design and ‘the designed’ as managed and unwitting agents of force and power.”
An April 2009 lecture by Miles Lewis of Melbourne University on, among other things, the story of the arch. Presents by Architects for Peace.