Wednesday, 26 June 2013
June's Moon seminar saw four scholars from within the School of Architecture experiment with their presentation for next month's conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, "Open".
Charmaine 'Ilaiu Talei from the Aboriginal Environment Research Centre (AERC) kicked things off with a paper describing the four-part hybrid economy involved in Samoa's construction and maintainence industries.
ATCH's Jared Bird delivered a paper on the development of Griffith University's Nathan Campus, contextualised by discourse that accompanied the growth of the university in the 1960s in the US, UK and Australia.
Antony Moulis of ATCH presented his analysis of the pinwheel plan form practice of John Andrews. Amongst other objects, the formal and socio-political significance of the swastika in post-war architecture was touched on.
ATCH member Andrew Steen closed proceedings with his operations on the structural and historical apparatuses of Charles Jencks, focusing on semiology, the British Pop architecture movement and their others.
The event was judged a success.