Gaudi, builder of Europe’s last great cathedral, seemed something of medieval remnant as he walked home from the skeleton of Sagrada Familia and was killed by a tram in 1926. His death mirrors that of so many killed by the new element of speed that came to our modern streets. In this week’s lecture we examine how walking became constrained and suppressed by a mechanisation and a digitisation that took us away from the world into fabricated zones such as the mall and the arcade, and beyond this the cyberspace of fake news and conspired co-realities.
Each session will be from 10.30am to 12.30pm with a short 10 minute water/stretch break at intermission.
Proudly sponsored by Arab Bank Australia and Sir William Dobell Art Foundation
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