School of Architecture


Tuesday 10 December 2019 6:00pm to 8:00pm


Australian Institute of Architects
70 Merivale Street 
South Brisbane 


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Please join us on Tuesday 10 December 2019 for the book launch of Speaking of Buildings: Oral History in Architectural Research.

Speaking of Buildings: Oral History in Architectural Research, edited by Janina Gosseye, Naomi Stead and Deborah van der Plaat, reveals the radical potential of a research method that has historically been cast as subjective, partial and unreliable. 

Through twelve chapters written by an international group of scholars, it calls for a renewed form of listening to enrich our understanding of what buildings are, what they do, and what they mean to people. The book includes essays by UQ academics Dr Ashley Paine and Dr Kelly Greenop.

Speaking of Buildings is published by Princeton Architecture Press, and has received generous support from the University of Queensland’s Architecture Theory Criticism and History (ATCH) Research Centre, from The Critical Practices Research Lab in the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at Monash University, and from the Chair for the History and Theory of Urban Design at ETH Zürich. 

The book was also awarded a Graham Foundation Grant in 2018.

This event is free to attend, however registration is required for catering purposes.

Books can be purchased on the night. 


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