||Wednesday 6 March 2013
5.30pm for 6pm – 8pm
Refreshments available on arrival
||Bradley Forum, Hawke Building, Level 5, City West campus
||Register here by Wednesday 27 February 2013
Critique, and by extension criticism, is a vital part of both the everyday creative-practice and teaching in the creative disciplines. The critique of creative works, such as buildings, drawings, images, or artworks, is pivotal for creative practitioners and the broader public to understand the work’s creative and cultural value. In other words, not just judgements of the aesthetic pleasure that the creative work might provide, but, more broadly, what cultural values and critical positions are expressed by the work. However, there are fewer and fewer opportunities and forums in which to mount such cultural critiques of creative practice and its production. The nature and role of critique is changing. So to the public’s perceived value of critique has waned since the 60s, and today is largely thought of as exclusionary intellectual navel-gazing that only permeates the walls of universities and academic journals. The more familiar everyday practice of debating the latest shock-jock celebrity gossip or news-cycle driven political sound-bite seems preferable to deeper and more meaningful interrogations of cultural and environmental questions. It would appear that perhaps both the critique and the critic are in need of cultural reinvention.
See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil is a public round-table forum that will to bring together critics, architects, artists, curators and academics in one forum in which to debate the past, present and future of ‘criticism’ in art, architecture and design.
Dr Alexandra Lange | Faculty at School of Visual Arts, New York, USA
Author of Writing About Architecture (2012); contributing editor, New York magazine; and contributing writer, Design Observer
Professor Ian McDougall | Founding Director ARM (Ashton Raggatt McDougall Architects), Melbourne, VIC
Professor of Architecture and Urban Design, University of Adelaide, SA;
Adjunct Professor, RMIT, Melbourne, VIC
Andrew McKenzie | Director at CityLab
Publisher URO Media based in Melbourne, VIC & Brisbane, QLD; Architectural writer for the Australian Financial Review
Dr Naomi Stead | Senior Lecturer at UTS, Sydney, NSW
Editor of Semi-Detached (2012); currently holding a post–doc fellowship at UQ, Brisbane, QLD
Robert Leonard | Director of the IMA: Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, QLD Managing Editor of The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art
Dr Chris Brisbin | Lecturer in the School of Art, Architecture and Design, UniSA, SA Editor <s-architecture>, contributing editor of Ultima Thule: Journal of the Architectural Imagination, Board member of CACSA
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