Centre for Architecture Theory Criticism History
School of Architecture

Making spaces for the people: Brisbane urbanity and the “Expo effect”

Thursday, 18 July 2019

Queensland’s Expo 88 is considered the catalyst of Brisbane’s change from country town to global city. Yet the urban redevelopment that happened after Expo was the city’s real ‘coming of age’. Backdrop to the city’s re-urbanisation were social protests and political and cultural changes. With Expo and the making of new spaces for the people, a transformed city image emerged.
 
The forum invites protagonists and city makers to discuss the production of Brisbane's urban identity during, and after, Expo 88 – and how its local culture contributed in the construction of a contemporary ‘world city’.

Panelist
Andrew Gutteridge – Principal, Arkhefield
Debra Beattie – Documentary filmmaker (Griffith University)
Toby Lodge – Architect and Urban Planner, South Bank Corporation (TBC)
Kate Rogers – Urban Planner, RPS Group (Gold Coast)

RESEARCH TEAM:  Assoc. Professor Antony Moulis, Dr Deborah van der Plaat, Dr Silvia Micheli and Dr Andrew Wilson

WHEN: THURSDAY AUGUST 15, 5.30-7.30  WHERE: DOME GALLERY, MUSEUM OF BRISBANE.

A FREE EVENT

PLEASE REGISTER HERE