Is there more to architecture than making handsome buildings? Is it possible for architecture to make people happier and healthier? How does architecture shape our lives?

Elizabeth Farrelly, provocative media columnist and Associate Professor (Practice) with UNSW’s Faculty of Built Environment, has been asking fundamental questions about her vocation for the past two decades. She will discuss her conclusions in the next Utzon Lecture – titled “Architecture and Morality: Geometries of Virtue” – on 15 October. 

“We know that architecture affects our happiness and that happiness has moral import, yet we relegate the making of architecture to the development machine, as though it has no more significance in our lives than some random consumer product,” says Associate Professor Farrelly, who is based at UNSW’s Graduate School of Urbanism.

What: Utzon Lecture. Elizabeth Farrelly on “Architecture and Morality: Geometries of Virtue” 

When: Wednesday 15 October, 6.30 – 8pm

Where: Keith Burrows Lecture Theatre, UNSW Kensington campus

Cost: Free; but registration is essential. Click here to register.

Media contact: Lissa Christopher, UNSW Media Office, 9385 8920.