Beginning in 2018, OFFICE curated a series of informal lectures as part of its teaching at RMIT University. Every Wednesday evening students and members of the general public would meet via an Instagram tip-off, to hear the talks and participate in the conversations. By holding the lecture series in contentious public spaces the aim was to speak directly to the city; offering both a theatrical and literal backdrop to each discussion, and engaging with the issues at stake in the city’s form.
Twenty-one speakers have contributed to this discourse so far with backgrounds in; architecture, landscape architecture, planning, law, criminology, activism, urban design, public housing, sociology and public art, all with varying readings of the city.
To preserve and disseminate these events, OFFICE have compiled this content into a quarterly publication. One primary reason for publishing these texts has been to record the individual speaker’s content as well as document the events and forms that have recently shaped the city. 

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2018

Enterprise Park
KIM DOVEY
 

Royal Park
CRYSTAL LEGACY

JOCK GILBERT

 

Bourke St Mall
PETER CHAMBERS
TOM ANDREWS


Lincoln Square
JILL GARNER
MARK JACQUES

Speakers Corner
PETER BREW

 

Shrine of Remembrance
TONY BIRCH

 

ACCA
CLARE MCCRACKEN

 

City Square

NIGEL BERTRAM
TANIA DAVIDGE

 

Federation Square
MARCUS WESTBURY
SARAH LYNN REES

2019

Haymarket Roundabout
PETER CHAMBERS

TOM ANDREWS
 

William Barak Building
LIBBY PORTER

 

Carlton Public Housing Estate
KATE SHAW


A'Beckett Urban Square
CLAIRE MARTIN

MARK JACQUES

Docklands Sculpture Park
FIONA HILLARY

IAN STRANGE

JEDDA ANDREWS

 

215 Elgin St Carpark
ELIZABETH TAYLOR

FLI

Flinders St Station
NICOLE KALMS

 

RMIT New Academic Street
SIMONA CASTRICUM

TIMMAH BALL

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