Urban Screening 2015-2016

Mimi Cho (Curator/Producer), Frazer MacFarlane (Curator/Producer), Rob Cameron (Curator/Producer)

Research output: Non-traditional research outputExhibitionpeer-review


Perth is an isolated metropolis, poised on the edge of the Indian Ocean and the arid interior of the Australian continent, distant from the larger and more closely linked cities of the Australian eastern seaboard. Ideas which form here do so as exotic fruits in an oasis. Ideas from abroad take some time to arrive.

The Urban Screening brings together ideas from abroad and at home, for cross-pollination of locale and discipline. Ideas from a network of people who have a strong influence on the form, nature and character of places we live in. Many of these ideas are invisible to those not directly involved, and the products are often those of the background, forming the framework of urban life.

We would like to reveal the excitement, hard work, plurality and richness of ideas about architecture in the urban realm being explored and produced by the profession; students and academia, government, and private practice. This inclusive view of architectural work includes public and private buildings as built, urban design, speculative projects, landscape, infrastructure, design process material (e.g. 3D renders), artworks, advocacy, policy development - all the things that the profession is engaged in.

The Urban Screening 2015 video exhibition was a series of interesting short films, 1-4 minutes long, running at various times during the month of October - an experience akin to watching ABC’s ‘Rage’, if it was about architecture.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherAustralian Institute of Architects
Size1 Hour
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2015


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