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How relevant is the public building to contemporary public-ness? The pursuit of this question inherently destabilises the current condition of public-ness embodied within the ‘public building’. Using Melbourne and international case studies this studio will observe the ‘performative aspects’ of ‘public buildings’ beyond form, program, typology and type. This focus on the performative aspects of public buildings will form the basis for the students’ alternative propositions to springboard from. Forward projecting texts of futurism paired with critical observation of our contemporary context will enable students to go beyond today to generate forward projecting propositions for the future. The studio will colminate in the publication of A Report on Contemporary Public-ness, which will include students propositions and observations.

James Bowman Fletcher
Monday 1:30-4:30PM & Thursday 1:30-4:30PM

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