NOW and WHEN: Australian Urbanism

22 June – 22 July 2012

NOW and WHEN: Australian Urbanism features spectacular architectural visions of Australia’s potential urban future in 2050 and beyond, along with ground-breaking 3D stereoscopic aerial views of three Australian urban landscapes of the present. It enables Australians to experience what was shown at the ‘other’ Venice Biennale, being the 2010 Venice Architecture Biennale, which features in each alternate year to its more famous cousin, the prestigious Venice Architecture Biennale.

In an engaging multimedia presentation, the exhibition stimulates debate on the future of the urban environment, commenting profoundly on timely issues that include sustainability, urban sprawl and density, and immigration. A speculative component of the exhibition consists of hypothetical images that propose scenarios for Australian cities into the distant future.

NOW and WHEN: Australian Urbanism is creatively directed by John Gollings and Ivan Rijavec, realised in 3D by FloodSlicer. At the prestigious 2010 Venice Architecture Biennale, the show attracted an impressive 93,000 attendees and has since gone on to reach international audiences in Italy, South Korea and China, with more touring this year planned for Asia.

Media release (PDF file, 350kb) (opens in a new window)

Australian Institute of Architects