Oceania 2015 - Travel to New Zealand and Australia
- Friday, October 23, 2015 from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
- Cheever Hall - view map
Eleven students and two faculty members of Montana State University, School of Architecture spent twelve weeks in New Zealand and Australia during the summer of 2015. Under the guidance of Henry Sorenson, students were exposed to the art of architectural photography in a land and culture of great variety and contrasts. Well qualified to teach photography, Prof. Sorenson, has, over the past thirteen years, entered virtually every American Institute of Architects National Photography Competition and has had 33 photographs published in connection with that event.
Additionally, the students and Prof. Johnson took advantage of their travels in Australia to study the patterns of change afforded the educated eye. Contrasts in the social, cultural and physical landscapes were particularly noted in Sidney, Canberra, Melbourne, the Kakadu (Arnhem Land) and Brisbane.
Mr. Sorenson will devote his part of the presentation to illustrating the roles light, color, texture and composition play in shaping architectural photography, exploring in depth how architectural photography can serve to influence architectural design. Mr. Johnson will delve more in to the historic patterns of land development and architecture as they relate to the landscape, climatic conditions and the economics of Australia. He will explain to lecture participants the contrasting role of socio-cultural belief systems in forming and sustaining the traditional urban communities of Sidney, Melbourne and Brisbane, versus the utopian vision of Canberra and the Arnhem Lands of the Kakadu.
The presentation is part of the School of Architecture’s Fall Lecture Series and is made possible through generous contributions by members of the School of Architecture’s Advisory Council, gifts through the Montana State University Foundation and the students of Montana State University School of Architecture.
To request public accommodation or accommodation to participate in the above event, please contact Sharon Matney at 406-994-2921, or Susan Alt, MSU Human Resources, 406-994
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