A huge thank you to everyone who came to my recent talks at the Venice Architecture Biennale and the Edinburgh International Book Festival. I enjoyed both immensely. Thanks especially to everyone at the German Pavilion, Alastair Donald at the British Council, Adrien Verschuere, Christoph Grafe and Bart Decroos in Venice, and James Crawford (author of the essential Fallen Glory), Stuart Kelly and everyone at the Edinburgh Book Festival for their kindness and hospitality. Thanks also to the Israeli students who took me on a fun and exhilarating speedboat journey through the Venetian Lagoon, which I’ll never forget, having somehow mercifully survived.
I’m giving a talk in Melbourne next week for those interested in cities, architecture and unbuilt visions of the past and future (with an emphasis on Australian buildings and projects). It’s taking place courtesy of the Robin Boyd Foundation at the magnificent Walsh St House (see below), South Yarra, Thursday (15th) at 6pm. Ticket details can be found on their site.