From a spoiled sheep station to a modern marvel: Modernism in Canberra and the role of ANU

Canberra has a uniquely modernist aesthetic in an Australian bush setting. The city's growth in the mid-century period - the Golden Age of Canberra - was mirrored in the transformation of ANU from 'a shed in the paddock' to a modern world-class institution.  

Join our experts in history, art, design and architecture as they discuss Canberra's modernist design and the key role ANU played in the development of the city, with the iconic University House as the social, cultural and academic backdrop.   

Please note: this is an online event held over zoom. 

Speakers

Professor Peter Kanowski (BSc (Hons) '82)
Panel moderator
Professor of Forestry, ANU Fenner School of Environment and Society
Master of University House

Shannon Battisson
Founding Director, The Mill: Architecture + Design
ACT Chapter President, Australian Institute of Architects

Meredith Hinchliffe 
Independent Curator, Writer and Arts Advocate

Amy Jarvis
Heritage Advisor, ANU

Virginia Rigney (BA '87)
Senior Curator Visual Art, Canberra Museum + Gallery

Dr Jill Waterhouse (PhD '13, BA (Hons) '67)
Historian

2021 ANU Alumni Week - Connections through our community

It's that time of the year when the ANU alumni community comes together to connect, share and celebrate all the things we care about. This year, we have a week-long program of online and on-campus events to take our sense of community to the next level. So, no matter where you are in the world, we have something for you.

Explore our campus by taking heritage walks and sculpture tours. Connect with networks and attend insightful panel discussions. Watch a movie and enjoy family-friendly events.

Let's come together to celebrate our shared legacy, and all that we care about - our community, our University, our future.