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Melbourne lecture: The Sustainable Weight of History

August 10, 2010

A lecture reviewing the contribution of digital technologies to the continuity and innovation of masonry.

*The Sustainable Weight of History: The contribution of digital technologies to the continuity and innovation of masonry* in architecture will be given by Professor Claudio D’Amato Guerrieri, Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, Polytechnic of Bari, Italy. The presentation is part of the Miegunyah Lectures presented by the University of Melbourne school of design.

Architecture must always respond to two sets of elements fundamentally connected to its social nature: spatial types, with their slow evolution over time; and building techniques, or the methods of construction enabling the transformation of those types into concrete artifacts.

Moving from such a premise, this lecture will review a specific mode of renewal for the architectural discipline: through the use of digital technologies, in deference to its disciplinary statute, and in continuity with its built tradition.

An exhibition of recent works by Professor Attilio Petruccioli and Professor Claudio D’Amato Guerrieri will be presented in the Wunderlich Gallery, Architecture Building, from 17-27 August 2010.

*Where* Prince Philip Theatre, Ground Floor, Architecture Building University of Melbourne
*When* Tuesday 24 August, 7pm
Entry is free. ["Register online":http://www.msd.unimelb.edu.au/]

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