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Listen: Gimme Shelter, a conversation on architecture and care

Author: Arpi Dutta, Communications Manager

Facilitated by writer and lecturer Dr Tim Corbalis, listen to this discussion with urbanism senior lecturer Dr Rebecca Kiddle (Ngāti Porou, Ngā Puhi), PhD candidate and public art curator Sophie Jerram and landscape architecture senior lecturer Bruno Marques, about how built environments can build community. 

Gimmer Shelter panel thinkers

Gimmer Shelter panel thinkers

Together they discuss - do the structures we live and work in ‘set the scene’ for how our lives are lived? How do our shelters define us and our communities? What are the ways we can create shelter without erecting borders? 

Presented in partnership between The Dowse & Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington.

This discussion is part of Human Hand: Fiona Amundsen and Tim Corballis, an exhibition seeking out ways of living in a sprawling, urbanised and militarised world. It explores three history-laden sites in Arizona, United States: Arcosanti, a 1970s experimental micro-city; Biosphere 2, a structure built to test whether humans can live in space; and the Titan Missile Museum, with the largest intercontinental ballistic missile deployed by the US Air Force.

At each site, people have coped differently with the consequences of military capitalism—hoping either to build alternatives, to escape, or to live right at the heart of it.

Exhibition ends 11 October 2020.

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