The respected American writer on design and architecture will present this year's Sir Ian Athfield Memorial Lecture in Auckland, Wellington and Queenstown.
The respected American writer on design and architecture will present this year's Sir Ian Athfield Memorial Lecture during the Festival of Architecture in Auckland, Wellington and Queenstown. Thanks to the support of Colorsteel and Metalcraft, the lectures are free.
Allison Arieff, a prominent American writer on architecture and urban issues, will present this year's Sir Ian Athfield Memorial Lecture during the Festival of Architecture in Auckland, Wellington and Queenstown.
Allison is a California-based writer, advocate and teacher who is currently editorial director off The Urbanist, the magazine of the San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR), an urban planning and policy think tank that aims “to bring people together from across the political spectrum to develop solutions to the big problems our cities face”.
Since 2006, Allison has also written the architecture and design blog “By Design” for The New York Times. Earlier in her career she held editorial positions at Random House, Oxford University Press and Chronicle Books. In 2000, she helped found the influential architecture and design magazine Dwell and in 2002 became the publication’s editor-in-chief.
Allison is the author of the books Prefab and Trailer Travel: A Visual History of Mobile America and has contributed to and/or edited numerous books on architecture, design and sustainability including Airstream: The History of the Land Yacht, Block by Block: Jane Jacobs and the Future of New York and Urban Farms. She teaches in the College of Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkeley.
About the Sir Ian Athfield Memorial Lecture
Sir Ian Athfield, who passed away in 2015, was a singular and much-loved figure in New Zealand architecture. The annual lecture established in his honour and presented by a distinguished architect or commentator, is a free event staged in several cities during the Festival of Architecture.
The Sir Ian Athfield Lecture Series is proudly sponsored by Colorsteel and Metalcraft Roofing.
Dates and times
This year's lectures are taking place in:
Auckland, Monday 17 September: The Civic Theatre Wintergarden, 6:00pm
Wellington, Wednesday 19 September: The Embassy Theatre, 6:00pm
Queenstown, Thursday 20 September: The Remarkables Primary School Hall, 6:00pm