Women: Take on Design Talk Series

The Australian Architecture Association is proud to announce a special series of talks by women working within the arts and design industry. Hosted at Object: Australian Centre for Design, Women: Take on Design will run over four consecutive weeks and promises to be a fascinating insight into some of the current thinking about design.  The talks are designed to showcase different aspects of the design professions, with the emphasis on celebrating the unique contributions that women make to design.

LOCATION: Object - St. Margarets, 417 Bourke St, Surry Hills, NSW 2010

WHEN: 6pm-8.30pm


Wednesday 18 July 2012: ARCHRIVAL


Archrival is a unique collaborative design organisation founded in 2011 by architects Claire McCaughan and Lucy Humphrey. The organisation seeks to unite designers by creating unsolicited architectural works and initiating collaboration between the creative and business communities. Their talk will focus on their approach to collaborative design projects and their installation commissioned for the Venice Architectural Biennale 2012.

Wednesday 25 July 2012: CAROLINE PIDCOCK


Caroline Pidcock is an award winning architect who runs her own practice focused on sustainable design. Over her career she has served as President for a wide variety of design organisations, including the NSW Architects Registration Board, the NSW Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects and the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council. Her talk will focus on the philosophy of 'Living Buildings' and it's application to design.

Wednesday 1 August 2012: HEATHER WHITELY-ROBERTSON


Heather Whitely-Robertson has a background in architecture and is the current Head of Creative Learning and the newly extended Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA). Her talk will explore the implications of design in creating learning environments within cultural institutions.

Wednesday 8 August 2012: ANNALISA CAPURRO



Annalisa Capurro is an Interior Designer, design educator and writer. She has presented at international conferences on mid-twentieth century modernist design. Her talk will be based upon her experiences in the championing and conservation of mid-twentieth century houses.

Book for an individual talk now or save up to $40 by purchasing a series ticket for all four talks!

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