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“Design Sensibility: Viennese émigrés in Australia” – with Professor Harrie...

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The Australian Institute of Architects Auditorium

Tusculum

3 Manning Street, Potts Point

Sydney, New South Wales

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“Design Sensibility: Viennese émigrés in Australia”

A lecture by Professor Harriet Edquist, Professor of Architectural History, RMIT University examines the Influence of Viennese émigré designers in Australia

Friday 25thJuly at 7:00 pm in the auditorium of the Australian Institute of Architects at Tusculum 3 Manning Street POTTS POINT NSW 2011

Situated between international modernism on the one hand and local debates about “Australian” architecture and design propounded by Robin Boyd and others on the other, Viennese designers negotiated the values of domestic design they had absorbed in the cities of Europe within a fast-changing postwar Australian environment.

In this lecture Harriet Edquist will show how personal histories of émigré and refugee Viennese designers throw into question Australian design history’s often limited definition of design as a purely modernist professional practice beholden to a national agenda.

It will argue that on the contrary, geographical and cultural boundaries are fluid, that learning never stops, that memory was often central to the émigré expression of “home” and that the ideology of the avant-garde could be avoided.

BOOKINGS & PAYMENTS: Please use the link on this ‘Eventbrite’ listing where you can pay by VISA or MasterCard. Costs are: C20th / AIA Members: $20 pp; Non Members: $25 pp; Concessions $15 pp. If you prefer to pay directly to the Society by EFT, details are: ANZ Bank, BSB: 012352, A/C: 270268971, A/C Name: Twentieth Century Heritage Society of NSW Inc. NB: Please include your name (i.e. DSmithTalk). If paying cash on the day please book with gconder1@bigpond.com

Image: Sitting room, 92 Burke Road, East Malvern. Furniture designed by Slawa Horowitz-Duldig and produced by Sigmund Jaray, Kunstmobelfabrik Jarayin Vienna. 1931. Image courtesy of Duldig Studio.

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3 Manning Street, Potts Point

Sydney, New South Wales

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