Conference: Liberalism and the Built Environment – Then and Now
17th-18th May 2018, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
DATE: 17/5/2018
"This conference seeks to explore how concepts of freedom and liberal political and economic theories have intersected with architecture and the built environment from the 19th century to the present day.  The popular reaction against ‘neoliberalism’ understood as an economic structure has reignited academic debate as to whether architecture, bound up as it is in real estate speculation and the financing of building, has a capacity for critique. The present socio-political circumstances of architecture, however, ought to be understood in the longer and more varied history of liberalism and architecture’s imbrication with political and economic thought on freedom and the subjects of freedom."

Hosted by the Architecture Criticism Theory and History (ATCH) Centre at the University of Queensland, 17th and 18th May 2018.

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