Parlour is pleased to host an event exploring the intersection of heritage, activism and architecture as part of Melbourne Design Week. Join us to hear Dr Jessica Halliday, Director of Te Pūtahi: Christchurch centre for architecture and city-making, in conversation with Dr Paul Walker.

Heritage, Activism, Architecture

CityUPs Festa 2014. Photo Brigit Anderson.

In the aftermath of the Christchurch earthquakes of 2010–11, heritage advocates allied with artists, art organisations and emerging activists to challenge government responses and the demolition of significant city fabric. As formal reconstruction processes dragged on, these new alliances found inventive ways to reactivate the city and engage broader communities in imagining what Christchurch might become. Join Jessica Halliday and Paul Walker in a conversation to explore the intersection of heritage, activism and architecture.


Dr Jessica Halliday is Director of Te Pūtahi: Christchurch centre for architecture and city-making, a non-profit organisation whose purpose is to grow people and places together and whose focus is on the ongoing renewal of Christchurch for the long term.

Dr Paul Walker is Professor of Architecture at the University of Melbourne


6–8pm, Wednesday 21 March


NGV Members Lounge, NGV International
180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne


Please book online. This event is free, but numbers are limited.

Part of Melbourne Design Week 2018, an initiative by Creative Victoria in partnership with NGV.