Wednesday 14 September 2022 

Museum of Sydney
Corner Phillip and Bridge Streets
Sydney NSW 2000
P: 02 9251 5988

Discover incredible unrealised visions for the city of Sydney in an insightful talk by Robert Freestone, a Professor of Planning at UNSW and guest curator of the Unrealised Sydney exhibition at the Museum of Sydney.

Cities evolve as a dialogue between the possible and the actual, with change often contested. Unrealised Sydney presents a fascinating insight into the future of our city as it was imagined in the recent past. Ideas for new buildings and precincts can reveal much about the time of their conception: economic drivers, politics, technological change, and prevailing views on society, environment and design. 

In this public talk, Professor Freestone will discuss some unbuilt Sydney projects not covered in the exhibition as well as delve back in time to examine schemes for ‘the Sydney that might have been’ that predate World War II. 

Guests will be able to view the Unrealised Sydney exhibition prior to the lecture, given exclusive access while the museum is closed to the public.

Visit Sydney Living Museums to purchase tickets.

Image: Discovery Village, Darling Harbour: design and development proposal, vol 1, Discovery Village (Darling Harbour Pty Ltd), undated; architect: Tony Corkill. NSW State Archives: RNCG 1101, 6/19370