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	Image: Alexis Sanal

Self-organised city design

Alexis Sanal and Sam Spurr in conversation

How can city design reinvent its attitudes and design to reflect future public use, needs and desires? Alexis Sanal, the Australian Institute of Architects Foundation Droga Architect in Residence, and Sam Spurr, lecturer at University of New South Wales Art and Design, will explore the potential of our cities to animate daily social life and manage local infrastructures and economies.

Join the discussion of ideas around the significance of public places of exchange, and their positive impact on communities, including entertainment areas, museums, galleries and social and civic spaces.

Alexis Sanal is an emerging Istanbul-based practitioner, who has been awarded the 2018 Droga Architect in Residence by the Australian Institute of Architects Foundation. Her passion is exploring living culture and built environments that blend contemporary urban realms with timeless physical and natural contexts to create imaginative and meaningful experiences. Alexis is co-founder of SANALarc, a knowledge-centric studio, focused on civil and civic architecture, research and city-design.

Dr Sam Spurr is a theorist and designer dedicated to uncovering the performative and poetic capacities of spatial practice. She works across multiple modes of practice that include architecture, academia, writing and curatorship. She is currently a senior lecturer at UNSW Art and Design teaching and convening undergraduate and postgraduate subjects across fine arts and design.

Image: Alexis Sanal

Wednesday 21 March 2018, 7.15pm


No bookings required

Duration 40 minutes
Location: Contemporary galleries