Following his lecture at the Sydney Opera House on Tuesday 20 September (watch on YouTube), Professor Jean-Louis Cohen will offer an in-person masterclass at The University of Queensland (UQ) for graduate students, doctoral candidates, early career academics and others interested in the work of architectural history. Professor Cohen’s lecture in Sydney explores the role of architecture in mediating and advancing relationships between cities. This extends his important books and exhibitions on Soviet Americanism, the postwar reception of Italian architecture, the wartime practices of architects, and the imagination of the future. How might we address a history of architecture conceived in the way that architects think, practice and communicate? What tensions might this introduce? And what novel insights?

This masterclass on Friday 23 September will extend the lecture delivered in Sydney (made available to all participants ahead of time) with a discussion to be held in UQ Architecture’s City Campus. It is co-hosted by UQ and the University of Sydney with the support of the Penelope Visiting Professorship in Architectural History.

Please note, space is limited. Please send expressions of interest (name, affiliation, current work/preoccupations) to If we need to limit participation, we will prioritise students and early career academics over established scholars. 


Level 5
308 Queen St
UQ Architecture's City Campus