DR JULIAN BOLLETER
Date: Thursday OCTOBER 22nd 2015
Time: Open Bar at 6.30pm for 7.00pm
Venue: Matilda Bay Restaruant 3 Hackett Drive, Crawley
Topic: ‘Take me to the River – the history of Perth’s foreshore’
Please join us to hear our guest speaker talk about issues affecting our rapidly growing City.
The Swan River has been flowing the same course for possibly some sixty million years. This lecture traces the relationship of European Australian culture to this ancient river system. This historical narrative is viewed through the lens of schemes proposed for Perth’s foreshore, the city’s symbolic front garden. The foreshore has been contentious since the first plan for Perth was drawn up, and has subsequently acted as a sinkhole for hundreds of proposals. An investigation of this archaeological stratum of foreshore drawings allows us to understand changing ideas of what Perth was, what it could have been, and indeed what it can be.
CityVision’s longstanding interest in the Swan River Foreshore began with its 1987 Manifesto Objective 7: ‘Make the River a Dynamic Part of the City’. This was quickly followed in 1989 by our ‘Plan for the Foreshore’, leading in turn to the International Foreshore Design Competition of 1990. More recently CityVision led the way with plans and ideas for what is now Elizabeth Quay.
Dr Julian Bolleter
Dr Julian Bolleter is an Assistant Professor at the Australian Urban Design Research Centre (AUDRC) at the University of Western Australia. His role at the AUDRC includes teaching a master’s program in urban design and conducting urban design research projects. Julian has authored a number of books including ‘Made in Australia: The future of Australian cities’ (with Richard Weller), ‘Take me to the River: A history of Perth’s foreshore’ and ‘Scavenging the Suburbs’ – a book which sets out how Perth could be transformed into a dense yet liveable and biodiverse city.
This fascinating book, ‘Take me to the River: A history of Perth’s foreshore’, uncovers hundreds of ‘lost’ proposals for Perth’s foreshore – and sets out a compelling vision for how the city should relate to its river in the 21st century. It is essential reading for those who have a stake in the future of Perth and the Swan River… Janet Holmes a Court
This event celebrates the huge contribution to the life of Perth made by Bill Warnock, who founded CityVision 28 years ago and led it until his too-early death. CityVision maintains its original ethos and commitment to the highest quality of planning and design in the capital city. For further details of this year’s speakers and interviewers refer to www.cityvision.org.au
RSVP BY 15th OCT 2015 COST – $115 per head including G.S.T. Note: STRICTLY LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE
Cash bar downstairs open till seven; then a three course dinner in the Roe Room, wines included; vegetarian option on request.
After dinner will be the Bill Warnock lecture, with coffee to follow. At the end of the lecture questions will be welcome from the floor.