New Acton South, Fender Katsalidis

New Acton South, Fender Katsalidis
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The Griffin Lecture 

The Griffin Lecture - 2018

Australian comedian, radio host & television presenter, Tim Ross will give the 2018 Griffin Lecture titled ‘Pick a Town and Break it Down’. Tim states his case for the protection of our architecture of the mid 20thcentury and will valiantly try to explain the Australian obsession with obliterating the past.

Institute members can book their tickets HERE 

What:      2018 Griffin Lecture presented by Tim Ross
When:     12.00 pm, 7 November 2018
Where:    National Press Club of Australia,
                16 National Circuit, Barton ACT 2600
Cost:       member price $70

Named in honour of Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony, the Griffin Lecture aims to address the big issues in architecture and design and examines national matters of interest in the built environment. Since its first delivery in Canberra in 1961, this public lecture has been presented by eminent individuals including Gough Whitlam, John Gorton, Roy Grounds, Manning Clarke, Clover Moore and Philip Adams.

The Griffin Lecture is organised by the ACT Chapter with the generous support of:

The 2017 Griffin Lecture with George Megalogenis, journalist, political commentator and author was an absolute success!

To read a transcript of the 2017 Griffin Lecture, please click HERE

Named in honour of Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony.

The aim of the lecture is to address big issues in architecture and design; to examine national matters of interest in the built environment. The lecture is delivered by individuals of the time - commentators, politicians and the profession. Previous speakers include Gough Whitlam, John Gorton, architects Roy Grounds and Romaldo Giurgola, Manning Clarke, Lucy Turnbull and Clover Moore. It is a public lecture at National Press Club.

Journalist, political commentator and author, George Megalogenis delivered the 2017 Griffin Lecture for the Australian Institute of Architects. His lecture made the case for a big Australia without a big Sydney and Melbourne, and explain why decentralisation is our number one policy challenge for the 21st century.

Griffin Lecture Archive