A Modern Legacy keynote panel talk

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

22 Jun 2022 Once Only Event

Join a panel of architects and experts as they discuss how modernism impacted Australian architecture, and what are the lasting legacies of the movement.

Architecture and design are part of a complex continuum that allows the built environment the scope to evolve and change over time, with major implications for the way they live.

The mid-20th Century in Australia was a time of mass immigration, accompanied by urbanisation, technological advances, and a belief in political progress. The European diaspora beginning in the late 1930s carried modernism across the globe and to Australia, including new thoughts on architecture.

Their panel will discuss how modernism and modernity continues to influence the designs of architects working today, in both positive and negative ways. Speakers will give their thoughts on the legacy of modernism and on key buildings in Australia’s architectural history, reflecting on choices relating to form, space, materials and sustainability.

Moderator: Peter Salhani, journalist

– Alexander Symes, architect
– Isabelle Aileen Toland, architect
– Rebecca Hawcroft, cultural heritage specialist

If you are a lover of modernist design, architecture or history, this talk is for you.

The event is presented by Sydney Living Museums as part of their Architecture and Design Series.


Non Smoking Public Toilet

Internet Access

Free Wifi


From AU$16.00

Event Dates

Once Only Event

22 Jun 2022

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