2017 Droga Architect in Residence talk

Dr Alberto Pérez-Gómez, 2017 Droga Architect in Residence

Distinguished architect Dr Alberto Pérez-Gómez, 2017 Droga Architect in Residence, will be speaking at State Library of Queensland on Wednesday 14 June.

The Droga Architect in Residence Program is an initiative of the Australian Institute of Architects Foundation, and reflects its vision of architecture as fundamental to Australian culture.

Dr Pérez-Gómez will deliver six lectures nationally with his Brisbane talk focussing on the topic: The Problem of Context in Contemporary Architecture.

“I will argue that architectural context and qualitative place cannot be reduced to an image, and thus its proper identification in design is not a simple matter. This lecture will attempt to unpack this problem and identify appropriate strategies for architects to acknowledge context in their design work,” said Dr Pérez-Gómez.

Dr Pérez-Gómez holds the position of Saidye Rosner Bronfman Professor of the History of Architecture and is the Founding Director of the post-professional M.Arch. and PhD, History and Theory of Architecture Option, School of Architecture, McGill University, Montréal, Canada.

He has an extensive teaching background, and has published widely, including his most recent publication Attunement: Architectural Meaning after the Crisis of Modern Science. His numerous awards include the 1980 Alice Davies Hitchcock Book Award, granted by the Society of Architectural Historians for Architecture and the Crisis of Modern Science.

Seating is limited. Do not miss this opportunity to hear this insightful lecture by Dr Pérez-Gómez.

Introduction by Richard Kirk, FRAIA, President, Australian Institute of Architects.

Q & A Moderator: Brit Andresen, Professor Emeritus, University of Queensland + Don Watson, Adjunct Professor, University of Queensland

Date: Wednesday 14 June

Time: 6–8pm

Where: Auditorium 2, Level 2, State Library of Queensland

Register: Eventbrite

For all enquiries contact Mandy O’Bryan, Philanthropy Manager mandy.obryan@architecture.com.au