Following the sell-out success of his 2019 series The art of architecture: Directions in Gallery design, Professor Anthony Burke returns to the Gallery to present his brand new series - Restoration: A very modern project.
Restoration in architecture is - as it turns out - a very modern project. As a reaction to the soullessness of much contemporary development, communities are again looking to locate something like authentic culture, experience and memory in the environments around them. But where did our ideas of architectural restoration come from and why is celebrating our built history so controversial?
From the proposals for the restoration of the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris after the fire, to the proposed War Memorial extensions in Canberra, restoration is a hot topic. Touching on architectural history, cultural debates and contemporary design, this series will explore international restoration case studies alongside a more familiar catalogue of contemporary and contentious Australian buildings. Join Anthony Burke in this three-part lecture series to explore some of the origins, issues and opportunities of restoration as a rising star (again) of contemporary architectural design.
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