Panelists: Sam Marshall, Andrew Donaldson, Paul Berkemeier, Philip Cox, Elizabeth Farrelly, and Imogene Tudor. Moderated by John de Manincor.

Sydney is renowned for sticking the proverbial boot into its new public buildings and their architects – The closer you are to the harbour and the Opera House, the harder the blow. The newly renovated Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia (MCA) is the latest victim of such attention. This event brought together a panel of architects and writers to participate in an 'Open Conversation’ on Sydney’s Culture of Critique (or Critical Culture).

Panelists were invited based on the divergent views they publicly express on architecture generally, and in particular on the MCA project. The focus of the event was to openly discuss the manner in which both the profession and the community "consume / critique" architecture in Sydney.

Make-Space for Architecture is an independent collective promoting the agency of architecture in Sydney. Our aim is to nurture and promote critical practice in the industry, campaign with decision makers and inform and mobilise the community in order to effect positive change.

[Photography credits: Matthew Chan]

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