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Canberra Italian Club members playing bocce. Photo: from the collection of the National Archives of Australia
Canberra Italian Club members playing bocce. Photo: from the collection of the National Archives of Australia

Taglietti honoured at International Symposium

Renowned Italian Architect and Canberran icon, Enrico Taglietti to be honoured at an International Symposium held at the National Gallery of Australia.

In 2018, the DESIGN Canberra festival will celebrate the work, poetics, personal style and contribution to the nation’s capital of architect Enrico Taglietti. As part of this celebration, DESIGN Canberra will present an international symposium at the National Gallery of Australia.

Symposium speakers include international and national architects and designers, architectural historians, curators and scholars, and some of the many people who have been touched by Taglietti’s designs – school children, designer-makers, home owners and more.

Enrico Taglietti’s contribution to architecture is significant: his thoughtful detailing, aesthetics and sense of place have helped to shape Australia’s national capital, home to the most ambitious and most successful example of twentieth century urban planning in Australia.

“We are honoured to be presenting a series of dedicated festival events which will feature the work, poetics, personal style and contribution of Taglietti (now aged 92), as part of the DESIGN Canberra festival 2018,” said Rachael Coghlan, Artistic Director and CEO of Craft ACT – the organisation behind Design Canberra.

“We have sought new perspectives from Australia and the world to assess the significance of Taglietti’s work and better understand its value for the future”

Speakers at the symposium include some of the world’s most celebrated design professionals including Milanese design journalist and independent curator, Annalisa Rosso; esteemed architecture and design editor, curator and author, Karen McCartney; renowned architect and colleague of Taglietti, Gianmatteo Romegialli; international authority on modern Australian architecture, Philip Goad; and Zurich based innovative designer, researcher and educator Dave Pigram.

The Enrico Taglietti symposium provides an opportunity for audiences to engage more deeply with the past, present and future of design, and is presented alongside other DESIGN Canberra programs engaging with design’s contemporary opportunities: The Urban Renewal Forum, and Typism, a type artist conference.

This project is supported with funding made available by the ACT Government under the ACT Heritage Grants Program.

Early bird tickets are now on sale, saving $100 on registrations until 5 October 2018. To nurture the next generation of designers, bursaries will be available for full-time students on application.

Conference ticket prices:
Early bird: $190.00 (save $100 off full price registration until Friday 5 October 2018)
Full registration: $290.00. Student: $120.00 (bursaries available on application)

Book your tickets here.