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Architecture: what matters?
Presented by SIBLING

Sun 1 May 16, 11am
NGV International
Federation Court

Free entry

Architecture roundtables can be stifling. Rather than sit four people around a table on well-rehearsed positions, another tool for debate, the architectural pamphlet, is called upon. This event celebrates the tradition of the pamphlet as a direct, singular, clear platform for architectural provocation. In this twenty-first century update, pamphlets are delivered live, online and in print for the event at the NGV.

For Architecture: What Matters, 20 architects involved in activism, academia and practice will form a circle in Fed Court and have 20-second each to respond to the question: What matters? with time left to debate the provocation. Each response is accompanied by an A4 pamphlet, materialised by Ziga Testen with Monash University graphic design students, which will be dispersed throughout the duration of the fair and available to download online.

This event is hosted by Timothy Moore of SIBLING with local and international architects, academics and activists from ARM, Edwards Moore, Fieldwork, Korea University, Lyons, Monash University, Parlour, Parallel For Thinking, REAL, Room 11, RMIT and TOMA among others.

Download PDF collection of pamphlets


Leandro Cappetto (Grupo TOMA)
Simona Castricum (Simona Castricum)
Dhiren Das (Relative Projects)
Ben Edwards (Edwards Moore)
Courtney Gibbs (Lyons)
Cristina Goberna (Fake Industries Architectural Agonism)
Joachim Holland (Fieldwork/Assemble Papers)
Nikos Kalogeropoulos (Molonglo Group)
Dongsei Kim (Axu Studio)
Qianyi Lim (SIBLING)
Hannah Lewi (DOCOMOMO/University of Melbourne)
Charity Edwards (Parlour)
Timothy Moore (SIBLING)
Georgia Nowak (Room 11)
Diego Ramirez-Lovering (Monash University)
Jack Self (REAL) represented by Kate Finning
Felicity Scott (Columbia) represented by Hannah Robertson
Roland Snooks (RMIT University)
Colby Vexler (Parallel For Thinking)
Helen Walter (ARM)

Image credit: Still from The Encounterculture, SIBLING with Nicole Rose (2013).