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Kerstin Thompson Architects: Encompassing People and Place

This event includes a presentation by Kerstin on her public and community-focused projects exploring the theme of ‘cultural memory’ and including the award-winning Broadmeadows Town Hall and the upcoming Jewish Holocaust Centre.

Kerstin’s lecture will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Virginia Trioli and aimed at drawing out differing perspectives across the procurement, community consultation and design process. We’ll hear from the architect, the academic, the stakeholder, the artist collaborator and the public, and we’ll also touch on the role history and community memories play.

Panellists include RMIT Emeritus Professor Leon van Schaik AO; Artist Robbie Rowlands; Jayne Josem, CEO of the Jewish Holocaust Centre; and Matt Wilson, Senior Urban Designer, Hume City Council.

1 – Broadmeadows Town Hall, photo © Dan Preston
2 – Broadmeadows Town Hall, photo © John Gollings

Launch event and panel discussion for the book Kerstin Thompson Architects: Encompassing People & Place.

‘Kerstin Thompson Architects: Encompassing People & Place’ is published by Thames & Hudson, authored by Leon van Schaik AO, edited by Fleur Watson and designed by Stuart Geddes. This event is presented by RMIT School of Architecture & Urban Design and Thames & Hudson, supported by Centre for Architecture | Open House Melbourne and The Capitol. Part of Melbourne Design Week 2021, an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the NGV. 

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Time & Date

Tuesday 30 March 2021
6.30pm – 9pm

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The Capitol, RMIT University 113 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

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