The University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning presents

Lacaton & Vassal: Rothwell Chair Public Lecture - Living in the City

28 Jul 2022

Join The University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning for this special public lecture presented by Lacaton & Vassal, 2021 Pritzker Prize Laureates and the Rothwell Program Co-Chair(s).

They will extend themes introduced in the 2021 Rothwell Symposium, which showcased exemplary social and affordable housing design by international and Australian architectural firms and researchers.

Living well in the big city is the most important challenge of our time and our generation. This issue involves many crucial topics and challenges, such as climate change, sustainability, energy savings, cost of the land, densification, affordability, integration, social equality and simply, quality of life.

In this presentation, Lacaton & Vassal explore the notion that every existing situation contains an opportunity composed of multiple elements, of qualities, of capacities, that can be integrated, reactivated and reused. They suggest that any strategy for making the city starts from the quality of housing for all.

Speakers

Anne Lacaton & Jean Philippe Vassal, 2021 Pritzker Prize Laureates, established Lacaton & Vassal in Paris (1987), and have since demonstrated boldness through their design of new buildings and transformative projects. For over three decades, they have designed private and social housing, cultural and academic institutions, public spaces, and urban strategies. The duo’s architecture reflects their advocacy of social justice and sustainability, by prioritising a generosity of space and freedom of use, through economical and ecological means.

Moderator

Catherine Lassen, Senior Lecturer, Rothwell Chair Coordinator, Sydney School of Architecture, Design, and Planning.

The Garry and Susan Rothwell Chair in Architectural Design Leadership was generously established by University of Sydney Alumni, Garry and Susan Rothwell AM.

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"Transformation is the opportunity of doing more and better with what is already existing. Demolishing is a decision of easiness and short term. It is a waste of many things—a waste of energy, a waste of material, and a waste of history. Moreover, it has a very negative social impact. For us, it is an act of violence."
Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal

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Everest Theatre

Thu 28 Jul 6pm

70 minutes (no interval). Duration comprises 40 minute presentation followed by 30 minute Q&A.

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Everest Theatre

Thu 28 Jul 6pm

70 minutes (no interval). Duration comprises 40 minute presentation followed by 30 minute Q&A.

Free event; registration required.

Please note there is a limit of two tickets per transaction for this event.

Photography and filming prohibited.

The only authorised ticket seller for this event is Seymour Centre. If you purchase from an unauthorised seller, you risk that your tickets may be fake or invalid.

We are a registered COVID-Safe business with measures in place to make your next Seymour visit safe and enjoyable. You can find out more about our safety measures here, and we will also send safety information directly to you prior to your visit. To ensure we can reach you, we recommend checking that your contact information is up to date.

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