Design Canberra Festival Design Canberra Festival

Monaro Mall. Photo: Bronwen Jones.
Monaro Mall. Photo: Bronwen Jones.
Free event

Lunchtime Design walking tour

Modernism and a new spirit of optimism

Deepen your understanding of Canberra’s unique design identity as the DESIGN Canberra architecture experts share some of the stories behind architectural treasures in the CBD.

At the heart of modern architecture are progressive social ideals and a belief that technology can improve the quality of life. Walk Canberra’s city centre with architect and urbanist Bronwen Jones and find out how the ideas and teachings of the Bauhaus influenced prominent architects in Australia who were part of the accelerated transformation of ‘a semi-rustic town to…(a) small and incomplete, national capital’ in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s.

Featured Buildings:

  • MLC Building
  • Monaro Mall
  • Ethos House

Meet at Ethos, Civic Square

Free. Bookings essential.

Selected Civic Square festival programs have been made possible with support from the ACT Government under the City Renewal Authority’s City Grants program.