Centre for Architecture Theory Criticism History
School of Architecture

Italy/Australia: Postmodern in Translation

  • Dr Silvia Micheli
  • Prof John Macarthur
Project Timeframe: 2013-2015

Italy/Australia: Postmodern in Translation was a Post-Doctoral project primarily conducted by Dr Silvia Micheli. The project was undertaken in the Centre for Architecture, Theory, History and Criticism (ATCH), at the School of Architecture, University of Queensland. This project which began as a symposium that aimed to cast light on the international influences on Australian architecture and urbanism of the late 20th Century. In particular, it focussed on the exchanges between Italian and Australian architecture, through the analysis of buildings, projects and competition entries and the investigation of theoretical production in Italy or linked to Italian architectural culture. 

Related Publications: 
  • Forthcoming  

    A forthcoming book featuring a series of papers surrounding the issues covered throughout the symposium is set to be published in late 2017. The book is set to be published by URO Melbourne and titled, Italy/Australia: Postmodernism in Translation. 


    A symposium was held in November of 2015 at the University of Canberra. Dr Silvia Micheli chaired the symposium whilst the keynote speaker was Léa-Catherine Szacka (Aho, Norway and ATCH Visiting Fellow 2015).

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