State Library puts the spotlight on architecture

The popular UQ Architecture lecture series returns to State Library of Queensland (SLQ) next week, to ignite discussion and debate around the role of architecture in the 21st century.

The series, now in its sixth year, invites leading local, national and international architects to share and discuss new ideas and knowledge centred on the role of architecture and design in the Asia Pacific.

Acting State Librarian Sonia Cooper said the 2016 series intends to explore regional connections to Asia Pacific, architectural futures and social responsibility in the profession.

“The series will provide an opportunity for a local audience to be part of a conversation about regional connections and help place Queensland architecture in a much bigger context,” Mrs Cooper said.

Series curator Antony Moulis, Associate Professor at UQ Architecture, said audiences can expect a diversity of perspectives on architecture as well as discussion on the situations architects find themselves in culturally, socially and politically as they realise their work.

“There are some really exceptional architects in this year’s series who are doing things beyond the everyday of architectural practice,” he said.

“At UQ we're very excited about the impact the talks can have on rethinking the city and architecture's capacity for real social engagement.”

Seoul-based architect Moon Hoon will kick-off the series on Tuesday 1 March at 6.30pm, following the official launch of the Asia Pacific Architecture Forum at State Library.

The series runs every Tuesday night throughout March and April (excluding 29 March), and will feature architects from Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, Kobe, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane.

Architecture professionals attending the events will be eligible for two formal continuing professional development points (CPD) with the Australian Institute of Architects.

The first two lectures of the series are part of the inaugural Asia Pacific Architecture Forum, an initiative of Architecture Media and State Library of Queensland.

Date Tuesdays, 1 Mar – 26 Apr (excl. 29 Mar), 6pm for 6.30pm start
Venue Auditorium 1, State Library of Queensland
Entry Free, bookings
Media enquiries
SLQ Communications, 07 3842 9847,

2016 UQ Architecture lecture series

Date: Tue 1 March 2016
Speaker: Moon Hoon (Seoul) – Moon Hoon Architects

Date: Tue 8 March 2016
Speakers: Yo Shimada (Kobe) – TATO Architects
and Paul Hotston (Brisbane) – Phorm

Date: Tue 15 March 2016
Speakers: Lara Nobel (Brisbane) – The Tiny House Company
and Andrew Carter (Brisbane) – The Tiny House Company

Date: Tue 22 March 2016
Speaker: Richard Kirk (Brisbane) – Kirk Architects

Date: Tue 5 April 2016
Speaker: Rodney Eggleston (Melbourne) – MARCH Studio
Anne-Laure Cavigneaux (Melbourne) – MARCH Studio

Date: Tue 12 April 2016
Speaker: Kieran Wong (Perth) – CODA Studio

Date: Tue 19 April 2016
Speaker: Georgia Singleton (Sydney) – Woods Bagot

Date: Tue 26 April 2016
Speaker: Kevin Low (Kuala Lumpur) – Small Projects

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