Hearing Architecture podcast

[002] Let the theory come later

In 2017, the Australian Institute of Architects awarded Melbourne based architect Peter Elliott with the Gold Medal, which is the Institutes highest honour. As part of his gold medal tour, Peter told younger architects “to let the theory come later”.

Some architects were taken aback by this because they’d spent so much time studying how to embed design theory into their work.

In this episode of Hearing Architecture, we’ve asked architects from around Australia to tell us what they think about the use of theory in architecture.

This episode of Hearing Architecture features: Damian Madigan, Rod Simpson, Sue Dugdale, Kylee Schoonens, Peter Stutchberry, Justin Carrier, Steven Postmus, Nicholas Braun, Jane Caught, Timothy Moore, Shaneen Fantin, Belinda Allwood, Professor Philip Thalis, Joe Agius, Jefa Greenaway, Rob McGauran, Jo Rees, Dik Jarman, Andrew Maynard and Peter Elliott.

The interviews in this episode were produced around Australia by EmAGN committee members: Jamileh Jahangiri, Daniel Hall, Kirsty Volz, Kali Marnane, Chris Morley, Sam McQueeney, Reece Currey, Brad Wetherall, Jess Beaver, Bede Taylor, Rebecca Webster, and Daniel Moore.

The Australian Institute of Architecture production team is Daniela Crawley, Stacey Rodda, and Thom McKenzie.

Produced by the Australian Institute of Architects Emerging Architects and Graduates Network, in collaboration with Open Creative Studio.

Written and Directed by Daniel Moore.

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