SCCI Architecture Hub 2021
Presented by the Sherman Centre for Culture and Ideas and The University of Newcastle.
April 23 | SCCI Headquarters
- Opening and Keynote: Architects of Moving Image: Creatives And Creators
- Oscar-winning producer, Emile Sherman (The King’s Speech, Lion, Top Of The Lake) and filmmaker, producer, director and writer, Samantha Lang (The Well, Carlotta, The Monkey’s Mask, It All Started With A Stale Sandwich) introduce the many architects behind the moving image. Not dissimilar to the various undertakings of built environment professions, filmmaking gathers together an army of specialist collaborators to realise creative projects. Film directors and producers, screenwriters and actors, set and costume designers – not to mention audio engineers, score composers, lighting technicians and a whole host of other specialist consultants – are merely some of the creative constituents in the movie-making equation of space + time + people + technology. But what are the roles played by ‘creatives’ versus ‘creators’ in this collaborative process?And what can the ecosystem of this discipline reveal for the logic, structures and cultures of other professions engaged in cooperative construction? The conversation is moderated by author, curator, cultural producer and SCCI Global Emissary, Dolla Merrillees.
April 24 | Hunter Room, Newcastle Town Hall, NEWCASTLE
- Homes For The Hopeful
- Homes For The Hopeful gathers together David Kaunitz (co-Founder, Kaunitz Yeung Architecture), Jennifer Kulas (Project Lead and Development Manager, Nightingale Housing) and Troy Uleman (Director, John McAslan + Partners) to address the responsibility of practitioners in the built environment to provide architectural solutions and positive action to housing and humanitarian challenges. The conversation is moderated by acclaimed author, journalist and broadcaster, Caroline Baum.
- Museums Today And Tomorrow
- The very notion of a museum is already concerned with physicality: the object which contains other objects. In more recent times, however, the notion of a museum has arguably been equally concerned with experience: questions of testimony, entertainment and provocation which underpin audience satisfaction. Museums Then & Now brings together two architects – William Smart (Founder, Smart Design Studio) and Graeme Dix (Principal, Johnson Pilton Walker) – to discuss a variety of design perspectives shaping the contemporary evolution of this complex building type. The conversation is moderated by author, curator, cultural producer and SCCI Global Emissary, Dolla Merrillees.
- Glimpses Of Utopia: Real Ideas for a Fairer World
- Keynote following "Museums Today and Tomorrow". Jess Scully is Deputy Lord Mayor of Sydney and author of Glimpses Of Utopia: Real Ideas for a Fairer World. In this keynote address, Jess Scully introduces us to people across the globe who are refusing the business-as-usual mindset –putting humans back into the civic equation, reimagining work and care, finance and government, urban planning and communication – to make them fairer and better for all. In this keynote address, Jess Scully shares how care workers are reclaiming control in India and Lebanon; how people are transforming slums into safe havens in Kenya and Bangladesh; how radical banking is funding renewable energy in USA; how Australian architects are redefining real estate; how new payment systems are keeping money in local communities in Italy and the Philippines – and that’s just the start.
April 25 | Hunter Room, Newcastle Town Hall, NEWCASTLE
- Living Luxury
- Today, ‘luxury’ is no longer defined by wealth or prestige. In keeping with the more humanist and ecological values of our current moment, ‘luxury’ now brings into its ideological embrace concepts such as quality of craftsmanship, durability, environmental sustainability, community generosity and – ultimately – sensory delight. Living Luxury gathers architects Camilla Block (co-Founder, Durbach Block Jaggers), and Andrew Burns (Founder, Andrew Burns Architecture), to discuss questions of what we value utmost in the built environment. The conversation is moderated by acclaimed author, journalist and broadcaster, Caroline Baum.
- Architectural Resonances
- What can you do with an architectural imagination? Where can a degree in architecture take you? What types of opportunities can architectural thinking shape? Architectural Resonances brings together philanthropists Andrew Cameron AM and Dr Gene Sherman AM to discuss how architects are uniquely positioned to find new pathways of acting in the world – far beyond that of designing architecture. The conversation is moderated by author, curator, cultural producer and SCCI Global Emissary, Dolla Merrillees.