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Kia Ora <<First Name>>,

Elevation of a modern neighborhood

A+W•NZ AGM Thursday 29 May 7pm

Architecture+Women•NZ became an Incorporated Society in January 2013, and the very first AGM (Annual General Meeting) is being held on Thursday 29 May, 7pm, at the NZIA Office.
Level 5, Zurich House
21 Queen Street
Auckland Central

All members on the A+W•NZ database are automatically a member of this Incorporated Society, so come along and have your say about the main issues you would like to see A+W•NZ address, and to find out what is planned for 2014-15.
Main agenda items are: Policy, Awards, Research and Future Directions.

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Elevation of a modern neighborhood

Suffrage Tile Artwork, Khartoum Place, Auckland Central

Whatever your view is on the divisive urban planning solutions for Khartoum Place and the Women’s Suffrage Centenary Memorial 1893-1993, most would agree that the design issue of linking the Auckland Art Gallery with Lorne St is certainly in need of attention. This is a long-standing discussion which was, by memory, prompted by a Mitchell-Stout proposal for a Spanish Steps-style treatment, allowing the space to the front of the Gallery to flow towards Queen St. Subsequent competitions have seen heated debate, and at the core of the argument is the siting of the Suffrage commemoration artwork, by Claudia Pond Eyley and Jan Morrison, and installed in 1993. Any redevelopment needs to address the costly removal and re-installation of the important work. It seems the current solution is to upgrade the area in two halves - thereby leaving the tiles intact and in place for now, while the Kitchener St level gets a facelift. Is this a solution, or avoidance, of the larger issues relating to this urban public space?

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800 Facebook Likes!

The rapid growth of our A+W•NZ Facebook community indicates international as well as local interest. The A+W•NZ Facebook page is a forum for sharing research, news and events, profiles from our database, images from previous exhibitions and events, and the odd piece of architectural humour. Check it out if you haven't already.

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10 Lessons by Kerstin Thompson

Last year at the A+W•NZ Diverse Practice Symposium at Victoria University of Wellington, Kerstin Thompson gave a talk in response to the following questions posed by the organisers:

  • If you could share one insight about architecture with a female graduate entering the profession what would it be?
  • What do you think the future of architectural practice is/should be?
  • What do you think women bring to the profession?

An edited version of her talk, called 10 Lessons, is now available on the Parlour website. Further information about the Wellington event can be found on the A+W•NZ articles section.

(image from Catherine Griffiths Studio website, designer of the Diverse Practice exhibition.)
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