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Michael Trudgeon All Planned Out? - The Worldwide Impact of the British Town and Country Planning System
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All Planned Out?
The Worldwide Impact of the British Town and Country Planning System

18 and 19 May 2007

Michael Trudgeon

Michael is the Director and senior designer at Crowd Productions Proprietary Limited, Victoria, Melbourne, Australia.

Michael developed a fascination for the possibilities of architecture at the age of ten, reading seductively packaged Studio Vista publications on experimental architecture. No one told him it only existed on paper.

He was deeply shocked to discover, on entering university, that architecture is about real-estate and risk aversion. He has spent the last twenty five years attempting to realise some part of the landscape of possibilities he read about at the age of ten. He is still hopeful that this might be possible.

He has two degrees in architecture from RMIT and one in art from Phillip Institute. He is currently undertaking a PhD and runs a practice, Crowd Productions, specialising in commercial architecture projects, thinly disguising investigations into technology transfer and experimental prototype development as responding to the client brief.

Website: www.crowd.com.au

e-mail: michael@crowd.com.au

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14.00 to 15.30 on Saturday 19 May 2007

All tomorrows houses: Mobility as the technological antidote to localism

Summary

In 1923 Le Corbusier exhorted: Industry on a grand scale must occupy itself with building, and establish the elements of the house on a mass-production basis

What happened?

What is industry up to?

Can a new alignment be sought between the Victorian notion of a moral geography and the General Motors Autonomy project to reinvent the suburb?

Can the Cottage Ornée be cross-fertilised with open source gaming strategies to create a new set of possibilities for building construction and suburban planning?

All tomorrows houses: Mobility as the technological antidote to localism

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