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Marion Mahony Griffin: Symposium

05.07.19

Join us for the symposium on Marion Mahony Griffin in partnership with The National Museum of Ireland

Booking Information

Marion Mahony Griffin: Symposium

National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History, Benburb Street, Stoneybatter, Dublin, Ireland

05.07.19

The Palatine Room
2pm - 6pm

Booking Information

Marion Mahony Griffin: Symposium

National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History, Benburb Street, Stoneybatter, Dublin, Ireland

05.07.19

The Palatine Room
2pm - 6pm

REGISTER

Dr Sarah Sheridan and Dr Brian Ward, curatorial residents at the IAF,  have invited International experts on Mahony Griffin from the United States and Australia to speak about her life and work. The symposium will be a fascinating revelation about an architect who has been unknown to the public. There is a lot we can learn from Marion Mahony Griffin in how we design, plan and think about the built environment.

Shiben Banerji, Assistant Professor, School of the Art Institute of Chicago uncovers the global provenance of American urbanism, follows the Chicago architects Marion Mahony and Walter Burley Griffin across the mid-Western United States, Australia, and India between 1895 and 1949 to uncover theories of the city as a non-nationalist alternative to empire. Anna Rubbo, Adjunct Senior Scholar, Centre for Sustainable Urban Development, Earth Institute, Colombia University, she has written extensively on design education, most recently  a chapter in Rethinking Architectural Production  (forthcoming Routledge 2019) and in 2016 she developed the exhibition “Marion Mahony Griffin: In Her Own Right” for Elmhurst Historical Museum in Chicago.  Christopher Vernon, Associate Professor, University of Western Australia, teaches design and the history and theory of landscape architecture at the University of Western Australia. He is a leading authority on the lives and works of Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin, widely lecturing and publishing on the subject.

Associated exhibition Marion Mahony Griffin: Discuss runs in the IAF, 15 Bachelors Walk from the 5th of July -26th of July, 10am-5pm.

The IAF curatorial residency, exhibition, and symposium are made possible with funding from the Arts Council’s Engaging with Architecture Scheme.

 

 

Feature Image: Captiol Theatre Melbourne, Procenium from Balcony  Copyright of New York Historical Society

 

Eligible for structured CPD points on check in (1 hour equals 1 CPD point.)

 

 

SPEAKERS
Shiben Banerji
Assistant Professor, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Shiben Banerji’s research uncovers the global provenance of American urbanism, analyzing the imbrication of urban design in the critique of political and economic liberalism. He is currently pursuing this theme through two book projects. The first, titled Lineages of the Global City, follows the Chicago architects Marion Mahony and Walter Burley Griffin across the mid-Western United States, Australia, and India between 1895 and 1949 to uncover theories of the city as a non-nationalist alternative to empire. The second project, tentatively titled In the Shadow of Sovereignty, examines the formative influence that experiments in communitarian living had on legal reasoning in the United States. Shiben is also actively engaged in inter-disciplinary conversations on formations of globality. For over a decade, Shiben has been actively involved in formulating new ways for government agencies and NGOs to respond to contending demands for justice within Indian cities, first in his role as the Associate Director of the Urban Design Research Institute in Mumbai and more recently as a Research Fellow in the MIT Urbanization Laboratory.
Anna Rubbo
Adjunct Senior Scholar, Centre for Sustainable Urban Development, Earth Institute, Colombia University
Anna Rubbo , Senior Scholar at the Center for Sustainable Urban Development in the Earth Institute at Columbia University since 2012, formerly  Associate Professor in the School of Architecture, Design and Planning at the University of Sydney. A member of the UN Millennium Project Task Force on Improving the Lives of Slum Dwellers from 2002– 04,  she went on to lead the Global Studio (2005– 12), curate  the traveling exhibition People Building Better Cities (2013-15) and is currently working on the project , Accelerating the SDGs  (2018-20).  A founding editor of Architectural Theory Review (1996– 2010), Anna is co- author of Esclavitud y Libertad en el Valle del Rio Cauca (2011). She  has published widely on design education, development challenges and architect Marion Mahony Griffin. In 2016 she developed an exhibition  on Griffin for the Elmhurst History Museum.  In her own right: Marion Mahony Griffin was  shown in three venues in the US 2016-18. With Anne Watson and Caroline Pidcock, she proposed an exhibition to commemorate Marion’s 150thbirthday and the centenary of Castlecrag. Marion Mahony Griffin : the Castlecrag Experiment is scheduled to open at the Museum of Sydney in November 2020.
Christopher Vernon
Associate Professor, University of Western Australia
Christopher Vernon teaches design and the history and theory of landscape architecture at the University of Western Australia. He is a leading authority on the lives and works of Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin, widely lecturing and publishing on the subject. More broadly, his research focusses upon architecture and landscape as collective expressions of identity, especially within the context of designed national capitals such as Canberra, New Delhi and Brasilia.
Marion Mahony Griffin: Discuss
Marion Mahony Griffin: Symposium

To mark the launch of the exhibition Marion Mahony Griffin: Discuss in the IAFs New Architecture Gallery on 15 Bachelors Walk, we are delighted to deliver this related symposium in partnership with The National Museum of Ireland.

2.00
Welcome by IAF and National Museum
2.15 
Sarah Sheridan and Brian Ward: ‘Marion Mahony Griffin: Tracking her Irishness across the world.’
2:30
Shiben Banerji: ‘Marion Mahony Griffin and Internationalism’
3:15
Christopher Vernon: ‘Marion Mahony Griffin: A Force of Nature’
4:00
Anna Rubbo: ‘Marion Mahony Griffin: her contribution to environmentalism’
4:45
Panel Discussion chaired by Sarah Sheridan and Brian Ward
5:15
Closing Remarks
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