TALK — New, New Brutalism: Architecture For The People

  • 122 Roseneath Street Clifton Hill, VIC, 3068 Australia
The Commons, Melbourne Photo by Thach Tran courtesy of Open House Melbourne

The Commons, Melbourne
Photo by Thach Tran courtesy of Open House Melbourne

Emerging in the 1950s, New Brutalism offered affordable modern housing, improved community amenities, and an honesty of material after a period of architectural frivolity. 

New New Brutalism: Architecture for the People considers how the period of social change from which Brutalism was borne continues to influence contemporary architecture in the city. Now we're not talking about the use of Béton brut, but projects that offer affordable housing, improved community amenities and considered civic spaces–projects we have very loosely termed New, New Brutalism.

Join us as we prod at and probe this topic. Stick around to percolate the conversation with a cold one from The Brutalist Bar (open before, during and after the talk).

We're chuffed to welcome local independent purveyors of print, Readings Books, to this event. They'll be hosting a book stall selling a variety of relevant titles designed to inspire, amaze and delight.

Speakers & projects: 

James Legge, Six Degrees – Nightingale 2.0
Sophie Dyring, Schored Projects – Reynard Townhouses
Rachel Elliot-Jones, Assemble – 122 Roseneath Street
Allen Kong, Allen Kong Architects – Wintringham Housing projects


FREE EVENT