TNL: Metamorphoses: Concepts and Constructions

By Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning

Aug. 19, 2010

6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

148 City Road, Darlington, The University of Sydney

Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning

Speakers: Chris L. Smith, Sarah Benton, Ross Anderson, FADP
Introduction: Terry Smith, Visiting Professor FADP

About the talk
The mythic stories of Ovid’s Metamorphoses are a song to transformation and change. This talk accompanies an exhibition in the Tin Sheds Gallery of 15 finely crafted architectural models, representing the 15 books that make up Ovid’s evocative narrative. These large models, completed by Master of Architecture students, interpret the tales of change in three dimensions using rich materials – ceramics, timber, metal, glass, stone, papers, plastics and fabrics – that have been transformed using mechanical or industrial processes. Chris L. Smith, Sarah Benton and Ross Anderson will present the theoretical foundations of the studio project, its structuring, process and outcomes, along with a discussion of potentially rich complementary avenues of teaching and research oriented by Metamorphoses.

About the speakers
Chris L. Smith is Associate Professor in Architectural Design and Techné; Sarah Benton is Lecturer in Architectural Design and Digital Architecture; Ross Anderson is Lecturer in Architectural Design, History and Theory. All teach in the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning, University of Sydney.

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