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On Marion and Walter Burley Griffin: Sir Jonathan Mills and Philip Goad in Conversation

20 Oct 2016

In 1914 the Griffins, minted from the firmament of the Prairie School, were newly arrived in Australia and ready to test their ideas in that rarest of all architectural laboratories, a grand urban design scheme for a new and entirely planned city. But their lofty ideals were to dissipate rapidly: their design for Canberra, which won the 1911 international competition, would meet vicious opposition and never be fully realised.

Instead they conjured up Newman College and the Capitol Theatre, estates at Castlecrag and Eaglemont, the towns of Leeton and Griffith, and a construction system known as Knitlock, eventually following their aesthetic and spiritual sensibilities to Lucknow, India.

Join Sir Jonathan Mills and Philip Goad for this conversation, one that promises to cover the legacy of the Griffins, a name etched in our capital and national consciousness.

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