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John Wardle – Bartlett International Lecture Series

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, 27 November 2019

Ian Potter Southbank Centre. Photography by Trevor Mein.

This event is free.

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All

Availability

Yes

Cost

Free

Organiser

The Bartlett School of Architecture
02031087337

Location

Christopher Ingold Auditorium
22 Gordon Street
London
WC1H 0QB
United Kingdom

This event is free and open to all. No booking is required, but please arrive early to guarantee your place.


Somewhere Other 


Lecturer's Abstract

In this lecture, John discusses the “hybrid condition” of Australian cultural practices and investigates how they are cultivars of those created elsewhere and adapted to specific regional conditions. This aspect of both considering the specifics of place and referring to “somewhere other” is a consistent frame of reference in John Wardle’s architectural work. 

When developing narrative and craft in architecture, John suggests that through the observation and recording of our influences we can further appreciate our time in place. Furthermore, our interest in linking digital platforms to contemporary industrial processes excites new forms of craftsmanship to extend this narrative. 


Biography

John Wardle is the founder of John Wardle Architects (JWA). Working across studios in Melbourne and Sydney, the practice’s highly awarded portfolio spans education, residential, commercial and civic projects delivered across Australia. John is an adjunct professor of Architecture at the University of South Australia and University of Melbourne.  

JWA’s work focuses on the creation of places for human connection, knowledge exchange and community. Each building is underpinned by a compelling narrative that draws together a site’s history and sense of place, in turn forging a sense of identity for the building and its occupants.  

The practice’s internationally recognized projects include Melbourne School of Design, Monash Learning and Teaching Building and Tanderrum Bridge. In 2018, their 'Captain Kelly’s Cottage' received a RIBA Award for International Excellence and Dezeen’s House Interior of the Year, and 'Somewhere Other', premiered at Venice Biennale 2018.  


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Image: Ian Potter Southbank Centre. Photography by Trevor Mein.