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The Grand Section - an architectural journey through the guts of Australia

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Conrad Gargett, ‘Campfire’, Level 26, 240 Queen St, Brisbane

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Join us for a unique lunch time talk by Newcastle University students Bobbie and Owen as they share with us their recently completed 10 month long "bicycle meander" along Latitude 25, the datum of Uluru. This event is generously hosted by Conrad Gargett with a casual lunch provided.

A short extract from the records of their incredible journey via https://www.thegrandsection.com/ ; -

"The broader ‘Australia’ is largely unknown. The fringe, in which 85% of Australians inhabit, is only a part of the broader whole. A great Australian ignorance pervades; Girt by sea, Girth by Desert. The reality of Australia though, is in fact much more diverse than this.

The Grand Section’ combines the principles of The Grand Tour; the educational rite of passage looking abroad for inspiration and teaching, and an architectural section; a crucial drawing to understand interrelationships. A participatory Australian based journey attempting to increase our understanding of the reality of Australia, the nature of its habitations and the in-between.

A section, through the guts, from east to west, using latitude 25. Deg as the arbiter to remove preconceptions. Slowness over a 10 month duration, journeying and taking refuge in landscape for shelter. "

Being a lunchtime talk time will be limited, so punctuality is key. We'll have a 12h30 for 13h00 start with the talk being held between 13h00 and 14h00. Please let me know if at any point you can't make the talk so catering can be adjusted accordingly. Looking forward to seeing you there!

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