The final session in The Expert + The Architect is coming up – come along on November 20 to hear Kerstin Thompson and Sylvia Hadjiantoniou.

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6–9pm, 41 Exhibition St

The Expert + The Architects is a free public talk series. Curated by Anna Maskiell for the Australian Institute of Architects, it brings together architects and the people they work with and for to explore themes relevant to contemporary practice.

One event a month – download the flyer here E+A Poster-01-1

November 20: On: Collaboration

Sylvia Hadjiantoniou, Director Major Capital Projects, Monash Health amd formerly Monash University
Kerstin Thompson, Architect, Kerstin Thompson Architects

MUMA, an award-winning museum for contemporary art is an innovative project that synthesises many ideas from different stakeholders – including professors, students, curators and industry professionals. The ongoing success of this project was made possible through cohesive and collaborative input from this diverse array of sources.

But what does collaboration actually mean? More importantly, how can this approach lead to better architecture, that as a consequence leads to an improved student experience? How do partnerships make a long lasting difference towards the creation and strengthening of our communities?

Join architect Kerstin Thompson and client expert Sylvia Hadjiantoniou as they reflect on their working relationship. Together they will explore how collaboration enabled the revitalisation of Monash University’s Caulfield campus through the transformation of an under-utilised 1960’s building and carpark into MUMA, a leading museum which integrates art with daily campus life to offer an enriched student experience.

Past talks
August 21 On: Cultural Translation

Damein Bell is a Gundtijmara man and CEO of Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation where, under instruction from the community, he implements Gunditj Mirring’s strategic plan, and advocates for Gunditjmara in native title and cultural heritage. Damein is travelling to Melbourne from Heywood to speak at this special event.>

Dr Darragh O’Brien is an Architect, researcher and founder of the Evidence Based Design Journal.

October 23: On: Sport and Community

Kate Roffey, Committee for Melbourne + Tennis Australia former CEO
Hamish Lyon, Architect, advocate, principal NH Architecture