MS4A in collaboration with The Rizzeria invite you to play a game of chinese-whispers through words and drawings and, to explore alternative visions of the city. The outcome, a take-home, hand-made, limited edition zine that publishes your voice, as drawn by three of Sydney’s most creative architectural minds.
Following our first Open Conversation held in May 2012 which focused on the MCA and Architectural criticism, MS4A along with the University of Sydney, the Architectural Review Asia Pacific (AR), and the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) will host a round table discussion on the position that Architectural criticism holds within Australia.
By contributing writer Adam Jasper
Just in case you’ve missed the story thus far. On May 3rd, Make-Space for Architecture held a public forum on critical culture in Sydney. The overt occasion: the mixed reviews that had greeted the opening of Sam Marshall’s extension to the MCA.
The reaction we’ve had to our Open Discussion – MCA event has been huge. We’ve seemingly raised opinion from the sleepy depths of the profession and the sparks are flying! We are now happy to provide a background to the event, our own reflections and links to subsequent media reviews and comment.
Make-Space is pleased to announce the new date and venue for the OPEN CONVERSATION – MCA event.
Sydney is renowned for sticking the proverbial boot into its new public buildings and their architects – The closer you are to the harbour and the Opera House, the harder the blow. The newly renovated Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia (MCA) is the latest victim of such attention.
Thinkers, writers, teachers and practitioners come together for this casual Sunday afternoon round-table conversation. Discussion will focus on architectural culture and practice in Sydney through the lead-in question ‘Is Architecture in Crisis?’.
This conversation is the final event in our month-long occupation with SHFA’s ‘The Rocks Pop-Up’. The discussion will close with a reflection on the month and an enquiry into the future of Make-Space.
Please join us for a casual drink following the discussion.
Learn new skills or hone existing ones in an open model-making workshop. Participate in hands-on model-making, photography and other presentation techniques with other professionals and students (UTS, USyd and UNSW). Bring along your model making projects and spare modelling materials to Make-Space for Architecture’s Pop Up Gallery Space for a fun day of skill sharing.
Consistent with our soft opening, Make-Space will host a program of relaxed film screenings as a participant in the Breaking Out and Breaking In Distributed Film Festival. The festival is disbursed around the world and sponsored by BLDGBLOG, Filmmaker Magazine, and Studio-X NYC.
“Breaking Out and Breaking In is an exploration of the use and misuse of space in prison escapes and bank heists, where architecture is the obstacle between you and what you’re looking for.”