The Voice of Architecture

Professor Brown reflects upon how the humanities and social sciences provide a voice to all New Zealand industries and professions, particularly architecture.

Inaugural lecture—Professor Daniel Brown

July 2018

In this lecture, Professor Daniel Brown tells 10 tales about how a work of architecture finds its voice. These tales draw from painting, film, music, poetry, philosophy, religion, politics, linguistics, cultural studies and the classics. One story describes how the Māori karanga becomes embedded in an architectural design. Another story describes how—through architecture—a Pasifika student is reintroduced to her cultural heritage by the tales of her maternal grandmother. Professor Brown reflects upon how the humanities and social sciences provide a fundamental voice to all New Zealand industries and professions, particularly architecture.

This is Professor Brown’s inaugural lecture as Professor of Design Studio at Victoria University of Wellington.

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