EXCURSIONS@HOME - Andrew Leach

When
03-12-2020 from 20:00 to 22:00
Where
Microsoft Teams
Language
Dutch
Organizer
Wouter Davidts
Contact
Wouter.Davidts@UGent.be
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E@H_Andrew Leach.jpgYou are kindly invited to attend the online lecture by Andrew Leach on Thursday 3 decmeber, 8PM.

The lecture is the second in the series EXCURSIONS@HOME, in which scholars, architects and artists take us on a journey abroad. Not unlike the 18th century writer Xavier De Maistre, but supported by the newest technologies of global communication, we will travel together, yet each from our own room, to buildings, squares and sites that they cherish and wish to share with us.

You can follow the live stream of this lecture via the "Teams Live" link below:
https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_NDM1NDJhZTUtZmRhMi00YmQxLWE5MGItNmY4ZDVkZmM3ODYx%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22d7811cde-ecef-496c-8f91-a1786241b99c%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%227ab90f0b-308f-4db5-bf4f-b05d7254b022%22%2c%22IsBroadcastMeeting%22%3atrue%7d

Gold Coast - 28°0' S 153°23' E


The Gold Coast is Australia's most rapidly changing city – regularly compared to Miami and Las Vegas for its embrace of bad taste and the good life; and with Dubai for its sudden moments of high-rise assuredness and seeming lack of restraint in either the ambitions of building or their manifestations. This excursion will focus on the contemporary city and the conditions that have given rise to its character - high rise, bad taste and skewed towards the beach edge. 

Andrew Leach is Professor of Architecture at the University of Sydney, where he is Associate Dean (Research) in the Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning. He writes on contemporary issues in the fields of architectural history, theory and criticism.