Seminar A Cultivated City: The Griffins in Australia's Capital

The Griffins

SEMINAR A Cultivated City: The Griffins in Australia's Capital Join prominent architects, designers, curators and Library staff as they debate concepts of design and democracy in the Griffins’ plan for Canberra. Thursday 2 May, 10 am–4 pm Theatre, $35 Bookings: 02 6262 1271 or Supported by Forrest Hotel Apartments   PROGRAM 9.30 - 10.00am Registration and morning tea 10.00am Welcome and opening remarks: Jasmine Cameron, Assistant Director-General, Public Programs, National Library of Australia   10.10 - 11.00am  Opening Address - 'Rebels and Gilt-spurred Roosters: Politics, Bureaucracy and the Democratic Ideal in the Griffins' Capital.' Alasdair McGregor, author of Grand Obsessions: The Life and Work of Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin.   11.00am - 12.00pm The Tale of Two Cities  Participating chair Paul Daley, journalist, foreign correspondent and author of Canberra   Christopher Vernon, Associate Professor School of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts and guest curator of The Dream of a Century exhibition   Dr Dianne Firth, Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Canberra and Deputy Chair ACT Heritage Council   Dr Jeff Turnbull, Honorary Fellow in Architecture, Building and Planning University of Melbourne   12.00 - 2.00pm Lunch  (self-catered)   1.00 - 2.00pm  Guided tour of the Dream of a Century the Griffins in Australia's Capital exhibition (Christopher Vernon)   2.00pm - 3.00pm  The Griffins' Archival Legacy Participating chair, Nat Williams, Director Exhibitions Branch   Ian Batterham, Conservator at National Archives of Australia   Dr Anna Rubbo Associate Professor, Faculty of Architecture and Planning University of Sydney   Kylie Scroope, Acting Curator of Manuscripts, NLA.   3.00pm - 3.30pm Closing address: - The Continuing City Professor Dr Karl Fischer, Acting Director of the Master of Urban Development and Design Course Faculty of the Built Environment, University of New South Wales, co-author  Professor James Weirick, University of New South Wales. 3.45 -4.00pm   Closing remarks: Margy Burn, Assistant Director General, Australian Collections and Reader Services, National Library of Australia