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Long Live the Modern Bus Tour2

By EVENTS OTHER, Heritage Buildings, Site Visit

A bus tour of Modernist buildings in Wellington (Sunday 14 March). On Sunday Architect Bill Toomath will also be aboard, and will speak briefly about his design for the Wellington Teacher’s College in Karori.
Julia Gatley is the bus tour guide and also the curator of Long Live the Modern, showing at TheNewDowse from 31 January to 4 April 2010.
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Morals of the Modern


Morals of the Modern: Changing Values of Modern Architecture
6pm, Thu 28 January 2010
Adam Auditorium at City Gallery, Civic Square, Wellington
Sam Kebbell will chair a roundtable panel featuring Julia Gatley, Bill Toomath, and Gerald Melling.

This discussion considers the changes in moral outlook throughout Bill Toomath’s career. Have the moral pursuits of post WWII modern architecture been exhausted? Surrendered? Superseded? Or simply forgotten? What are the predominant values of contemporary architecture? What is at stake now? If architecture captures a societies’ values, then what do we value? What should we value?