Celebrating the past, in the present, for the future. Heritage advocacy, engagement and tourism models for modernist places and spaces
Canberra is a modern city built on brave ideals and experimentation, design is in the city’s DNA. Mid-century modern architecture and planning is a key part of Canberra’s unique heritage, but it is rapidly disappearing due to a widespread lack of understanding, appreciation and protection.
Following the early success of our award-winning Canberra Modern program, a Churchill Fellowship took Amy Jarvis to the USA to investigate notable and successful models of community heritage engagement, advocacy and tourism and how they could be applied in the Australian context. This research aimed to understand how in the USA, modernism, architecture and planning has become ingrained with place identity, community pride and public perceptions, and have demonstrable community, tourism, social and economic benefits.
Amy Jarvis is the Australian National University’s Heritage Advisor. Amy looks after the diverse heritage values of the ANU, ensuring legislative compliance and engaging the ANU and wider community with their own history. Amy was one of 7 Churchill Fellowship recipients from Canberra in 2019, selected to travel to the US in 2019, so she could gather insights into leading heritage engagement and advocacy practices.
NOTE: THE VENUE IS THE FORESTRY LECTURE THEATRE, FORESTRY SCHOOL, 48 LINNAEUS WAY, AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY, ACTON. Parking in ANU is free from 5.30 pm.
Refreshments will be available before the the TALK COMMENCES AT 6 PM
Cost: $15 members; $20 Non-members
Bookings essential: https://www.trybooking.com/BHIPO
Enquiries: Any enquiries should be made by email to firstname.lastname@example.org (Liz McMillan is away until February.)