Thursday, July 05, 2012

Radio Documentary on Walter Burley Griffin

ABC Radio National will broadcast "The idealists: creating Castlecrag", by Nicole Steinke, 1pm 8 July 2012. This will then be available for download:
Architects and visionaries Walter Burley Griffin and Mahony Griffin never gave up. They came to Australia to create an ideal capital city for our young nation, but were thrown off the project, beaten by the bureaucracy.

Instead of heading home to Chicago, they turned their vast energy towards creating an ideal community on the shores of Sydney Harbour. That community was Castlecrag. During the 1920s and '30s it attracted an extraordinary group of people who pushed the boundaries in the arts, politics, the environment and spirituality.

Already available is "Canberra's original design competition" (By Amanda Smith, ABC Radio, 27 June 2012):
By Design looks back at the process of selecting the plan for Canberra, won by Walter Burley Griffin. We look at the contenders as well as the winner.


Professor James Weirick, Professor of Landscape Architecture, University of NSW, Sydney
President, Walter Burley Griffin Society

Professor Sheridan Burke, Adjunct Professor, University of Canberra
President, International Council on Monuments and sites (ICOMOS), International Scientific Committee on Twentieth Century Heritage

David Headon, Advisor, Centenary of Canberra, Chief Minister’s Department, ACT Government
Cultural historian ...

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