Communiqué Lecture Series

Ricky Ridecos (U.S.A)

Communiqué is an annual lecture series, hosted by the School of Architecture and Planning in the National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries at The University of Auckland. The program for each Communiqué series centers on issues relevant to architecture and planning, but intentionally seeks to present an expansive view on these subjects. Architecture and planning are spatial arts and as such, speakers are drawn from a wide range of disciplines, industries and practices that engage with spatial issues. Communiqué  speakers are school staff and senior research students, as well as visiting professionals and academics from New Zealand and around the world.

Communiqué 2015

Communiqué 2015 is proud to present the lecture series, BRIDGING THE UTOPIAN AND THE PRAGMATIC. From March to May, both speculative and realised works by renowned contemporary architects will be discussed by the authors themselves as well as critical historians. The process of space-making - from ideas, to research and invention, to realisation - will be traced criss-crossing between the utopian and the pragmatic.  

All lectures are free and open to the public. Attendance at all lectures earns 10 CPD points. 

Please RSVP via the Eventbrite website.

2015 Lectures

18 March Gregor Hoheisel (GRAFT) - Distinct Ambiguity 6:30pm, Engineering Lecture Theatre 439
26 March Chris Bosse (LAVA) - Digital Cathedrals and the City of the Future 6:30pm, Engineering Lecture Theatre 439
22 April Ross Jenner (University of Auckland) - Aires Mateus: Airs and Solids 6:30pm, Conference Centre Lecture Theatre
29 April Alessandrio Melis (Heliopolis21-University of Auckland) - Get Fired? Not Today! 6:30pm, Engineering Lecture Theatre 403
13 May Severin Soder (Architectus) - Imagined 6:30pm, Engineering Lecture Theatre 439
20 May Julia Gatley (University of Auckland) - Reflections on a Provocateur: Sir Ian Athfield (1940-2015) 6:30pm, Conference Centre Lecture Theatre
27 May Jinhee Park & John Hong (Single Speed Design) - Micro Urbanism 6:30pm, Engineering Lecture Theatre 439

Location Guide:

Engineering Lecture Theatre 439: Building 401, University of Auckland, 20 Symonds Street, Auckland City

Engineering Lecture Theatre 403: Building 401, University of Auckland, 20 Symonds Street, Auckland City

Engineering Lecture Theatre 404: Building 403, University of Auckland, 20 Symonds Street, Auckland City

NICAI Conference Centre Lecture Theatre: Room 342, Building 423, Univeristy of Auckland, 22 Symonds Street, Auckland City

Media

Podcast recordings of all Communiqué 2015 lectures can be found here