Keynote Speakers

The (Un)Loved Modern Conference will be addressed by the following keynote speakers:

Dr Philip Goad, leading Australian architectural academic and author, will introduce the problem of conserving the architecture of the post-war era using a series of case studies of important buildings slated for demolition or demolished which are appreciated by the professions but eschewed by the public and politicians.
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Richard Johnson, architect and 2008 RAIA Gold Medallist, will address the challenges of re-engaging with the original designer of an iconic, World Heritage-listed building – the Sydney Opera House.
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Leo Schmidt, an art historian from Germany, earned his doctorate at Freiburg University in 1980 with a thesis on the architecture of Holkham Hall, an English 18th-century country house.
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Dr John Schofield, academic and author from the United Kingdom, will use Paul Klee’s (1920) work, Angelus Novus as the starting point for an alternative view of landscape – a reverse perspective on the value and significance of archaeology, landscape and memory, as they apply to the (un)loved modern.
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Dr Theo Prudon, a Dutch-born American academic, author and practicing architect, will expand on the international perspective of preserving much loved and appreciated Modern icons in the US with case studies such as the TWA Terminal in New York and Modernist houses of the US north-east which enjoy no legislative protection.
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Susan Macdonald, an Australian architect by training, joined the Getty Conservation Institute in 2008 as Head of Field Projects. Susan has a BSC (Architecture) and a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Sydney, and a Masters in Conservation Studies (University of York/ICCROM).
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