Making Sydney – taking the long perspective, Talk by Philip Thalis, 27 Sept

The Twentieth Century Heritage Society of NSW & ACT invites you to

Making Sydney – taking the long perspective

A talk by architect Philip Thalis
Friday 27 September 2019
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

At the Powerhouse Museum Theatrette, 500 Harris Street, Ultimo Sydney today is in a period of dramatic change ‐ perhaps unmatched in its short history. Aldo Rossi, the Italian author and architect noted that:

Of course, there are certain epochs or periods of time in which a city is transformed especially quickly … when the changes are impulsive and apparently unexpected… Certain catastrophic phenomena such as wars or expropriations can overturn seemingly stable urban situations very rapidly… In all cases many forces come into play and are applied to the city, and these forces may be of an economic, political or some other nature…

What’s needed in Sydney today is a reorientation of our city making activities towards embodying the public interest, ingraining durable qualities, promoting genuine sustainability, adopting long term thinking.

We need to champion good design at the heart of all projects and ‘planning’.

Cost: 20th Century Society members – FREE; Non‐members – $25; Concession/Student – $15 Bookings: via Eventbrite‐thalis‐making‐sydney‐taking‐the‐long‐perspective‐tickets‐67175358305