INAUGURAL PROFESSORIAL LECTURE     |     2018

Organisers: Victoria University of Wellington Engagement and Alumni Office
Date: Tuesday 24 July 2018, 6:00pm
Media: Animated projection
Site: Victoria University of Wellington, Rutherford House RHLT1, Bunny Street, New Zealand

This is Professor Daniel Brown’s inaugural lecture as Professor of Design Studio at Victoria University of Wellington. This public lecture series provides the opportunity to engage with the latest thinking on the world’s major issues. In this public lecture, Professor Daniel Brown tells ten tales about how a work of Architecture finds its Voice. These tales draw from painting, sculpture, film, music, poetry, philosophy, religion, politics, linguistics, cultural studies, Māori and Pasifika studies, and the classics. One story describes how the Māori karanga becomes embedded into an architectural design. Another story describes how – through architecture – a Pasifika student is reintroduced to her cultural heritage by the tales of her maternal grandmother. Daniel reflects upon how the Humanities and Social Sciences provide a fundamental voice to all New Zealand industries and professions, especially architecture. Professor Brown graduated from Yale University and is a recipient of the New Zealand National Award for Sustained Excellence in Tertiary Teaching as well as the Fulbright Fellowship.

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