Philip Thalis: Making Sydney - taking the long perspective.

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Powerhouse Museum

500 Harris Street

Ultimo, NSW 2007

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Making Sydney - taking the long perspective.

A presentation by Professor Philip Thalis

Sydney today is in a period of dramatic change - perhaps unmatched in its short history.

Aldo Rossi, the Italian author and architect noted that;

Of course, there are certain epochs or periods of time in which a city is transformed especially quickly … when the changes are impulsive and apparently unexpected… Certain catastrophic phenomena such as wars or expropriations can overturn seemingly stable urban situations very rapidly... In all cases many forces come into play and are applied to the city, and these forces may be of an economic, political or some other nature…

What’s needed in Sydney today is a reorientation of our city making activities towards embodying the public interest, ingraining durable qualities, promoting genuine sustainability, adopting long term thinking.

We need to champion good design at the heart of all projects and ‘planning’.

About Philip Thalis
Philip is founding principal of Hill Thalis Architecture + Urban Projects, a practice recognised for its design excellence and independence. He has 30 years’ experience in the design of public space, urban design, multiple housing, infrastructure and heritage adaptation.

Ticket prices:

  • Free for Society members

  • $25 for non-members

  • $15 for Concession/Student

Light refreshments and snacks will be served.

VENUE:
POWERHOUSE MUSEUM
500 HARRIS STREET
ULTIMO

Parking available on the street nearby or in parking stations. Alternatively, catch the 501 bus which goes from Central Station to the Powerhouse Museum.


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Ultimo, NSW 2007

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