Video: EXCURSIONS@HOME - Andrew Leach



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.