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Reading the City: Bricks and Mortar


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Across March we’ll be Reading the City; shining a light on the many ways we understand and talk about Melbourne itself. From the city as an abstract concept to the physical landscape in all its permutations, we’ll be hearing from visual artists and architects, policy makers and designers, novelists and historians. The City of Literature becomes the focus, and you’ll never read it the same way again.

Bricks and Mortar

Imaginative cities be damned – what about the skyline?

It can’t be true that Melbourne has no landmarks but what are they? Top architectural thinkers Justine Clark, Peter Corrigan and Geoffrey London present their favourite – and least favourite – Melbourne buildings.

Chaired by Stuart Harrison.


Justine Clark

Justine Clark has been editor of Architecture Australia, the national magazine of the Australian Institute of Architects, since 2003 and has been involved with the magazine since 2000. In 2009 she received the National Bates Smart Award for Architecture in the Media. Experienced as an architectural ... Read more

Geoffrey London

Geoffrey London is the Victorian Government Architect and Professor of Architecture at The University of Western Australia For nearly five years he was the inaugural Government Architect in Western Australia and has been the Professorial Fellow at The University of Melbourne. He is a past Dean and H... Read more

Peter Corrigan
Peter Corrigan

Peter Corrigan is the winner of the 2003 Royal Australian Institute of Architects’ Gold Medal and in 2008 received a Member of the Order of Australia for his service to architecture as an academic, educator and practitioner and to the arts, particularly through theatre production design. He has be... Read more

Stuart Harrison

Stuart Harrison is a practicing architect, lecturer, broadcaster and architectural advocate. He founded and co-hosts The Architects on Melbourne radio RRR, the weekly radio programme dedicated to the promotion of architecture in the community. Harrison formed Harrison and White (HAW ) with Marcus Wh... Read more


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