Terunobu Fujimori public lecture, Melbourne

Art Press Release from Australia. Published by Rebecca Gabrielle Cannon on Sunday 27 September 2009.

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An upcoming public lecture by Japanese architect Terunobu Fujimori will be worth getting to. Sometimes referred to as the world's only "surreal architect", Fujimori uses traditional materials such as earth, stone, wood, charcoal, tree bark and mortar, as well as living plants in his buildings to express his interest in the relationship between architecture and nature.

The public lecture is coming up next Tuesday, and will be followed by the official opening the following evening. Shelter: On Kindness is an exploration, an exercise in inviting artists, architects, writers and thinkers to reflect on what qualities of environment and circumstance afford us shelter in a physical and metaphorical sense. Is a shelter a sense of safe haven, a place to protect ourselves from the natural elements, from the unrelenting pressures of modern life or, perhaps, a place or space to reflect on our innermost thoughts? Shelter: On Kindness examines the ideas of nurture and kindness through the filter of the writings of psychoanalyst and author Adam Phillips and historian Barbara Taylor on the history of kindness. Part of the Melbourne International Arts Festival.

Terunobu Fujimori
Translator: architect Jun Sakaguchi.
VENUE: RMIT Storey Hall
TIME: Tuesday 6th October, 7-8.30 pm.
Gold coin donation

Exhibition opening
Wednesday 7th October, 6:30