The 39th annual conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand

The 16th conference of the Australasian Urban History / Planning History Group

School of Architecture and Planning, University of Auckland, 25-27 November 2022

Keynote speaker: We are delighted that Dr Ben Schrader, Victoria University of Wellington’s JD Stout Research Fellow for 2022, will present the keynote address. He will present from his current project on the history of heritage conservation in New Zealand.

We received 115 abstracts, of which 104 were accepted. They have led to 73 papers being accepted through the double-blind refereeing process. The conference will run in hybrid mode, with 54 of the papers to be presented at least partly in-person, and the remaining 19 solely in Zoom.  Total registrations currently sit at 96, with 60 in-person and 36 online.

The programme will comprise full days of presentations on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 November, plus a half-day (morning) on Sunday 27 November, and Sunday afternoon tours.  The SAHANZ AGM will take place from 4.00 to 5.30 p.m. (NZ time) on Friday 25 November, followed by a function for new life and honorary members of SAHANZ.  The conference dinner will take place on the Saturday night.

There are two tour options for the Sunday afternoon: (i) a walking tour to Britomart, which is New Zealand’s largest urban revitalisation project with a strong heritage focus; and (ii) a bus tour to Ihumātao, a significant cultural heritage landscape embedded with pūrākau (cultural narratives). It is one of Auckland’s longest continuously occupied papakainga (Māori village) that was confiscated by colonial forces in 1863, and was the site of a recent land dispute between Māori, the Crown and corporate developers. The visit will include a short talk and hikoi (walk) led by campaign activist Pania Newton and campaign heritage advisor Nicola Short. Ihumātao is near Auckland Airport and the bus will deliver people to the International Terminal by 4.00 p.m. and then return to the University of Auckland in Symonds Street.

The conference venue is the University Conference Centre at 22 Symonds Street.

In terms of hotels, the Pulman, on the corner of Princes Street and Waterloo Quadrant, and the Quadrant Hotel, also on Waterloo Quadrant, are both nice and close to the University; Hotel De Brett is an interesting adaptive reuse project nearby; and the Hotel Britomart will appeal to those who enjoy top-end hotels.

Adjunct event: Weaving Entanglement Colloquium:

Thursday 24 November 2022, 9.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. in the Design Theatre (423-348), 22 Symonds Street.

Hosted by the School’s Future Cities Research Hub, the Weaving Entanglement Colloquium originates from the Weaving Entanglement International Symposium held in 2021 at the Italian Pavilion “Comunità Resilienti” of the Biennale Architettura in Venice and published as a book by Maretti Editore in 2022 ( Configured as a dialogue between Italy and New Zealand on the policies and practices of conservation, enhancement and transmission of cultural heritage, the Weaving Entanglement Colloquium follows up on the themes of architecture, cultural heritage and landscape in hybrid mode (virtual and face-to-face). Te Pare School of Architecture and Planning was an active participant in the 2021 Venice Biennale exhibition with the project “Learning From Trees”. The colloquium is a free event. You can register here: .

Ngā Pūtahitanga / Crossings: A Joint Conference of SAHANZ and the AUHPH – CONFERENCE PROGRAMME (as at 8 November 2022)

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FRIDAY22 Symonds Street
25 Nov 2022Conference Centre Lecture Theatre – 423-342Design Theatre – 423-348Flat Floor Space – 423-340
9.00 – 9.30Registration in the Conference Centre Foyer  
9.30 – 11.00Mihi Whakatau (Welcome) and Keynote Address:  
Ben Schrader, “Fabricating Identifies: A Short History of Historic Preservation in Aotearoa New Zealand, 1890-1990”
11.00 – 11.30Morning Tea  
 Post-Team X and BeyondChaired by John MacarthurWomen Activists and PlannersChaired by Julie WillisMemory, Morris and Arts & CraftsChaired by Ursula de Jong
11.30 – 12.00Errol Haarhoff, David Crane’s “Capital Web”: Finding Pathways between Architecture, Urban Design and Planning as Disciplines and Practices from the 1950sKaren Burns, Women Designing Care through Material Culture: The Victorian Country Women’s Association, 1926-1932Sarah-Jane Zammit, Notre-Dame as the Memory of Paris: Hugo, the Historical Novel and Conservation
12.00 – 12.30Hamish Lonergan, Against Formalism: Encounters between Planners and Architects at ILAUD, 1976-1981Elizabeth Aitken Rose, Crossing Worlds: Nancy Northcroft’s Contribution to New Zealand PlanningRyan Roark, Dystopia, Climate Change and Heritage Conservation in the Late Nineteenth Century
12.30 – 1.00Andrew Leach, The Mannerist CityNicola Pullan and Robert Freestone, Claire Wagner: Australian Planner, Writer, Editor, Feminist, EnvironmentalistAnthony Barnes, Learning with Lutyens: Noel Bamford and the Design of Ngahere, Auckland (1907)
1.00 – 2.00Lunch  
MiningChaired by Peter ScriverExpanded Interests and OpportunitiesChaired by Carolyn HillParks and Green SpaceChaired by Andrew Leach
2.00 – 2.30Philip Goldswain, Methodologies and Anomalies: Mapping Boom Urbanism in Kalgoorlie and Boulder, 1894 to 1905Fiona Gardiner, Karl Langer: Modernist and Heritage ConservationistTimothy O’Rourke, Nicole Sully and Steve Chaddock, From Rambling to Elevated Walkways: Piecemeal Planning Histories in National Parks
2.30 – 3.00Paul Hogben, Financing Civic Improvement: The Community Amenities Funding Scheme of the Joint Coal BoardCyndelle Kwabi, Shifting Focus from Architecture to Heritage: Stories of Three Australian Women ArchitectsAnna Temby, Municipal Parks versus Glorious Gardens: The Tensions of Inter-Governmental Management of Urban Park Space
3.00 – 3.30Alexandra Florea and Mirjana Lozanovksa, Rosia Montana, Romania: An Analysis of its Heritage Conservation from an Architectural and Planning PerspectiveSusan Holden and Kirsty Volz, Women and Design Leadership: A New Era of Architects’ Engagement with the Public SectorSamuel Holleran, The Cemetery and the Golf Course: Mid-Century Planning and the Pastoral Imaginary
3.30 – 4.00Afternoon tea  
Chaired by SAHANZ President, Paul HogbenHighways and BywaysChaired by Liz Taylor 
4.00 – 4.30SAHANZ AGMOnur Tumturk and Ali Rad Yousefnia, Historical and Morphological (Trans)formation of Laneways in Melbourne and Brisbane: The Encounter of Emergence with Design 
4.30 – 5.00 Conrad Hamann, Ian Nazareth, Rosemary Heyworth and Lisa Gargano, Intensive Boundaries and Liminality: What drives Melbourne’s Suburban Sprawl 
5.00 – 5.30 Toshio Taguchi, Local Government Coordination in the 1960s Yokohama, Japan: The Case of the Inner-City Motorway Project 
5.30 – 7.00Function to Celebrate New SAHANZ Life/Honorary Members  
Free evening 
SATURDAY22 Symonds Street  
26 Nov 2022Conference Centre Lecture Theatre – 423-342Design Theatre – 423-348Flat Floor Space – 423-340
 New Towns in AustraliaChaired by Ben SchraderRecent, Current, FutureChaired by Cameron LoganSettlements and CommunitiesChaired by Bill McKay
9.00 – 9.30David Nichols, Churchill’s Cigar: Marketing a Regional Workers’ Town in 1960s VictoriaCathelijne Nuijsink, Unlocking a Multidisciplinary Discourse on Architecture and the City: The 1996 Anybody Conference in Buenos AiresNathan Etherington and Jasper Ludewig,Technologies of Territory: Baker’s Australian County Atlas and the Architecture of Property
9.30 – 10.00Robert Freestone, David Nichols and Julian Bolleter, Pragmatic Utopianism: Tracking the Australian New Town Ideal from the Nineteenth to the Twenty-First CenturiesAli Rad Yousefnia, Onur Tumturk and Mahnoosh Hassankhani, Looking to Past, Learning for Future: The Legacy of the Olympics in AustraliaJames Lesh, What’s in a Place Name? Researching “Moreland” and the Legacies of Slavery
10.00 – 10.30Paul Walker, Design and the Multifunction PolisLaura Goh, The Evolution of Housing Experiments: From Architectural Excellence Showcase to Planning Policymaking ToolAmber Anahera Ruckes, Matemateāone: A Journey Beyond “Māori” Architecture; Exploring a Te Māhurehure (Hapū) Approach to Architecture through Whakapapa
10.30 – 11.00Liz Taylor, “New Towns and the Motor Vehicle”: Transport, Futuristic Technology and Urban Design in Twentieth-Century New City ProjectsSusan Holden and Olivia Daw, Watershed or Whimper? The Australian Year of the Built Environment 2004Timothy O’Rourke, Domains, Totems and Sewers: Planning Histories of Discrete Aboriginal Settlements
11.00 – 11.30Morning tea  
 Late 1960s to 1980sChaired by Robin Skinner30 Years of the Australasian UHPHChaired by Elizabeth Aitken RoseJapanChaired by Andrew Wilson
11.30 – 12.00Federica Pompejano, The Planning of Socialist Urbanity: The New City of Kukës in AlbaniaDavid Nichols and Christine Garnaut, Thirty Years of the AUHPH Conference SeriesAthanasios Tsakonas and Anoma Pieris, Eucalypts of Hodogaya: Organic Cultural Diplomacy at Yokohama War Cemetery
12.00 – 12.30Mehdi Taheri, Heritage Conservation versus Urban Development and Politics: Persepolis Tent City in the Aftermath of the Imperial Celebration, 1971-1979Panel discussion of the history of the AUHPH, including contributions from the floor, followed by discussions re. the 2024 conferenceAtsuhiro Aoki and Toshio Taguchi, Reconsideration of Urban Design from a Perspective of Coordinative Mechanism in Local Administration: A Case Study of Yokohama’s Urban Design Section
12.30 – 1.00Robyn Christie, The Great Debate: Campaigns and Conflicts in London in the 1980s Nancy Ji, Machizukuri and DIY: The Rise of Renovation Culture in Post-Growth Japan
1.00 – 2.00Lunch  
Changing Technologies and LifestylesChaired by Cristina Garduno FreemanArchitect-PlannersChaired by Philip GoadDrawings and SculptureChaired by Quentin Stevens
2.00 – 2.30Laura Dunham, “The Moral of these Pictures:” New Zealand’s Early Urban Reform Movements in Lantern LecturesStefan Petrow, Innovator and Activist: Colin Ernest Philp as Architect and Planner in Tasmania, 1925-1960Luke Tipene, Diagrams in the Field: Three Approaches to Australian Democracy in the Architectural and Urban Planning Arrangements of Entries for the 1979 New Australian Parliament House Design Competition
2.30 – 3.00Clare Dieckmann, Jet Crossings: Flying Hybrid Machines over Rose Bay Seaplane Airport (1938)Catherine Townsend and David Nichols, “I am Only the Co-ordinator”: Collaboration in the Office of Frank HeathXin Jin, Crossing Landscape and Architecture: Embodiment of A-Perspectival Space in Wang Shu’s Oblique Drawings
3.00 – 3.30Joss Kiely, Lights, Camera…Aluminum!: Materiality and Monumentality in Welton Becket’s Masterplan of Century City, CAElsie Telford, Akari Nakai Kidd and Ursula de Jong, Andrew McCutcheon, Evan Walker and David Yencken: Tracing Cross-Disciplinary Understandings in Architecture in 1970s MelbourneJie Zhu, Integrating Urban Sculptures into the Urban Planning System in China: Origin, Transition and Breakthrough, 1982-2003
SATURDAY22 Symonds Street  
ContinuedConference Centre Lecture Theatre – 423-342Design Theatre – 423-348Flat Floor Space – 423-340
3.30 – 4.00Afternoon tea  
Home and AwayChaired by Paul WalkerHistory and Creative PracticeChaired by Errol HaarhoffAsia and PoliticsChaired by Mirjana Lozanovska
4.00 – 4.30Robin Skinner, The Snivelling Snufflebuster: Clough Williams-Ellis in New Zealand, 1947-1948Jeffrey Tighe, Ainslie Murray and Robert Freestone, Mapping the Incomplete City: A Half Century of Urban Change in Central SydneyMugdha Kulkarni, Unfolding the Secrets of Vijaydurg Fort
4.30 – 5.00Giorgio Marfella, The Trouble with Harry: Seidler’s Four Decades of Urban Design Conflicts in Melbourne, 1955-1995Hannah Hopewell, Beyond Discipline: A Nonlinear Urban OccasioningDiah Asih Purwaningrum, Amalinda Savirani, Indah Widiastuti and Septaliana Dewi Praningtyas, Reimagining West Sumatra’s Architectural Identity: Is the Pointy Silhouette Enough?
5.00 – 5.30Philip Goad, In Pursuit of a Capital Ideal: Robin Boyd and CanberraAnthony Hōete and Bill McKay, Te Whare Rangitupu: The Scaffolded HouseQuentin Stevens, A History of Protest Memorials in Three Democratic East-Asian Capital Cities: Taipei, Hong Kong and Seoul
6.30 p.m.Conference Dinner at Ima, 53 Fort Street, Downtown 
SUNDAY22 Symonds Street
27 Nov 2022Conference Centre Lecture Theatre – 423-342Design Theatre – 423-348Flat Floor Space – 423-340
 University CampusesChaired by Paul HogbenExpansion and ChangeChaired by Nicola PullanFrom Monuments to AreasChaired by James Lesh
9.00 – 9.30Candida Rolla, Marco Moro and Monica Naretto, The Shape of Knowledge: University Campuses as Historic Urban Landscapes in the Experiences of the University of Auckland and Politecnico di TorinoAndrew Wilson, Centenary Estates: Private Development and Brisbane’s Post-War Expansion WestStephanie Roland and Quentin Stevens, North Korean Aesthetics within a Colonial Urban Form: Monuments to Independence and Democracy in Windhoek, Namibia
9.30 – 10.00Christoph Schnoor and Graeme McConchie, Modernism in Context: Ted McCoy’s University Architecture in DunedinChris Beer, Choosing a Middle Shore: Environmental Contestation and the Suburbanisation of the Central Coast of New South Wales, 1946-2001Julia Gatley and Stacy Vallis, The Recognition of Historic Areas in Aotearoa New Zealand
10.00 – 10.30Michael Abrahamson, A Moderate’s Megastructure: Edward Larrabee Barnes and the Planning of SUNY Purchase, New York, 1967-1971Freya Su, David Beynon and Van Krisadawat, Otherness and Cultural Change on Marginal Sites: The Siting and Establishment of Daoist Temples in AustraliaCarolyn Hill, The “Soft Edge”: Heritage, Special Character and New Planning Directives in Aotearoa Cities
10.30 – 11.00Morning tea  
Contingency SlotsChaired by TBCEuropean Society and PlayersChaired by Ryan RoarkUse and ReuseChaired by Julia Gatley
11.00 – 11.30For anyone presenting remotely who suffers technological difficulties at their allocated timeIsabel Rousset, Competing Visions: The Battle for Public Architecture in Wilhelm II’s BerlinChayakan Siamphukdee and Ursula de Jong, Adaptive Reuse: The Case of Geelong’s Westfield, where Architectural, Urban and Heritage Practices Intersect
11.30 – 12.00DittoChantal El Hayek, The Invention of Urbanism and its Aesthetic Principles by the Société Française des UrbanistesJohn Loneragan, Selective Consciousness: Re crossing Heritage Narratives
12.00 – 12.30DittoCarol Hardwick, W. M. Dudok and Hilversum: Architect and Municipal Planner; Dissemination of this Crossover amongst Australian Architects, 1925-1955Mirjana Lozanovska, Port Kembla BHP Steelworks, Australia: Post-War Immigrant Histories of Architecture, Urbanism, Heritage
12.45 sharpIhumātao Bus Tour departs from outside the Conference Centre Foyer  
12.45 sharpBritomart Walking Tour departs from just inside the Conference Centre Foyer