Faculty of Architecture and Design


Exhibitions and Performances

CRIT week - Architecture

Date: 28–31 October 2014

Time: 9.00 am

Venue: Faculty of Architecture and Design, 139 Vivian St, Te Aro

Crit week is a significant public event in the VUW academic year.

A programme of reviews, exhibitions and public lectures showcases architecture, interior architecture and landscape architecture studio projects from years 2-4. Students prepare carefully for these major presentations of their drawings, models, and electronic imagery.

Professional colleagues, whānau, family and friends are warmly invited.

CRIT week programme


Tuesday 28th: Keynote lecture Professor Kathryn Moore Seeing the bigger picture.

6 - 7pm, LT1, Faculty of Architecture and Design, 139 Vivian Street, Te Aro.

Thursday 30th: Panel discussion We do not need licensing Interior Architecture Annual Programme Debate.

1 - 2pm, LT2, Faculty of Architecture and Design, 139 Vivian Street, Te Aro.

The panel includes:

Alan McCorkindale, Custance

Holly Beals, Weta Workshop, Candywhistle

John Daish, KebbellDaish

Nan O’Sullivan, SOD, Victoria University

Karn Henning-Hansen, Architect

Friday 31st:  End of year celebration.

5pm, Atrium,  Faculty of Architecture and Design, 139 Vivian Street, Te Aro.

CRIT week - Wearable Technology show

Date: 30 October 2014

Time: 6.00 pm

Venue: WIG401, Faculty of Architecture and Design, 139 Vivian St, Wellington

Wearable Technology poster

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Close to the Screen, Close to Reality

Date: 8 April 2015

Time: 4.00 pm

Venue: VS204, Te Aro Campus

Faculty of Architecture and Design and Film staff and students are invited to a Lecture by Philippe Gauthier from Harvard University:

Close to the Screen, Close to Reality:
Archaeology of ‘Screen Intimacy’ from Cinema to Web Drama

The relationship between fictional worlds described in texts and the everyday reality of the reader/spectator/gamer has been explored mostly through the concept of immersion. Using the concept of intimacy developed in television studies, I argue that the main strategy behind the methods of storytelling implemented in new audiovisual productions such as the webseries Marble Hornets (2009-2014) is not to immerse the spectator into another world but to give the impression of presence of fictional elements into his or her everyday reality.

Inspired by Lev Manovich’s archeology of compositing, my goal is to do an archeology of what I call “screen intimacy”, starting with cinema, through to early television and ending with online drama. I will analyze how online dramas are being shaped by two cultural traditions (cinema and television) and the visual culture
created by new media technologies.

Bio: Dr. Philippe Gauthier is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Visual and Enviromental Studies at Harvard University.

Gauthier had the honor of receiving three international awards for his doctoral work on film historiography (from the international society for the study of early cinema, Domitor, and the Film Studies Association of Canada).

His current research focuses on media archaeology, remediation and philosophy of media history and analyzes the unspoken pas de deux between film, television and new media.

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Arduino Day 2015

Date: 28 March 2015,1pm

Time: 1.00 pm

Venue: Media Lab, School of Design, 139 Vivian St, Te Aro

Arduino Day is a worldwide celebration of Arduino’s 11th birthday on 28
March 2015. Globally, it's 24 hours full of events, and we are hosting
the Wellington event in the Media Lab of Victoria University's School of

Arduino Day is a free and open event.

We know there is lots of making happening in Wellington - it doesn’t
matter whether you are an expert or a newbie, an engineer, designer,
crafter or maker: Arduino Day is open to anyone who wants to celebrate
Arduino and all the things that have been done (or can be done!) with it.


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