Three Dates In April to put in your diary

The Right to The City is an exhibition, symposium and publishing project that brings together a series of artistic, theoretical and philosophical escape plans. These escape plans range from the whimsical to the more serious, and present real or imagined ways of reinventing life in our cities.

Exhibition: opens 6pm, April 7th and runs April 8 – 30th.
Tin Sheds Gallery
Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning
University of Sydney
148 City Road, Sydney

Participating artists: Atelier d’architecture autogérée (Studio for Self-managed Architecture, Paris), Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro (Australia), Milkcrate Urbanism (Australia), D.V. Rogers (NZ/Australia), Marjetica Potrč (Slovenia), Sophie Warren and Jonathan Mosley (UK), BaBaBa International (Australia), Temporary Services (USA), SquatSpace (Australia) and Tessa Zettel & Karl Khoe (Australia)

Curated by Lee Stickells and Zanny Begg.
DIY Urbanism curated by Joni Taylor.

Keynote Lecture: 6.30pm, April 8th, Rethinking Rights, Rethinking Cities
Margaret Crawford
At the Faculty of Architecture Design and Planning
University of Sydney

Margaret Crawford will deliver a keynote lecture, bridging between the exhibition opening and the symposium. Margaret Crawford is Professor of Architecture in the College of Environmental Design, University of California, Berkeley. Her research focuses on the evolution, uses and meanings of urban space. Her book, Building the Workingman’s Paradise: The Design of American Company Towns, examines the rise and fall of professionally designed industrial environments. She edited The Car and the City: The Automobilethe Built Environment and Daily Urban Life and Everyday Urbanism, and has published numerous articles on shopping malls, public space, and other issues in the American built environment. Her recent book Nansha Coastal City: Landscape and Urbanism in the Pearl River Delta was published in early 2006 and co-edited by Alan Berger.


Symposium: 10am-6pm, April 9th, 2011, The Right to the City
At the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning
University of Sydney

Speakers include: Mimi Zeiger, New York, Marjetica Potrč, Ljubljana, Ann Deslandes, Sydney, Kurt Iveson,University of Sydney, Sarah Barns, University of Technology, Sydney, Josh Harle, University of NSW, Cathy Smith,University of Queensland, Charles Walker, Auckland University of Technology, Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro, Berlin/Sydney, SquatSpace, Sydney and atelier d’architecture autogérée, Paris.

Free food by BaBaBa International

For full program please check the website



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