Enacted Cartography : Formations - 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale

Weir, Ian James (2012) Enacted Cartography : Formations - 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale. [Exhibition/Event]

Enacted Cartography: Exhibition invitation and flyer (PDF 2MB)
Supplemental Material. Double Sided 'Flyer' 21 x 9 cm, full colour featuring resampled image of "Horizonal".
Image credit: Ian Weir and Kylie Feher, graphic designers
Durable Visual Record: Enacted Cartography Exhibition Book entitled 'Ian Weir Research Architect (PDF 3MB)
Published Version. 21 x 21 cm book (10 pages) documents the work and research themes presented in the exhibition 'Enacted Cartography'.
Image credit: Dr Ian Weir
Photographic documentation of opening night in Venice, Italy (PDF 282kB)
8 photographs.
Image credit: Dr Phil Crowther, School of Design, QUT
Opening Night: Photographic documentation of Enacted Cartography in Brisbane. (PDF 330kB)
6 photographs.
Image credit: Dr Ian Weir

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RESEARCH BACKGROUND Enacted Cartography documents 10 years of creative research practice by Ian Weir Research Architect and was developed as standalone exhibition to support Dr Weir’s selection by the Australian Institute of Architects to represent innovative architectural practice via the Institute’s review entitled Formations: New Practices in Australian Architecture – which took the form of an exhibition and book presented in Venice, Italy for 13th International Architecture Exhibition (Venice Architecture Biennale).

All works exhibited in Enacted Cartography are original works by Dr Weir and are generated either from or for the remote biodiverse landscapes of the Fitzgerald Bioregion on the south coast of Western Australia.

RESEARCH CONTRIBUTION As a creative work in its own right, the Enacted Cartography exhibition makes the following contributions to knowledge: 1. Expands understandings of architectural practice by presenting a geographically-specific but multimodal form of architectural practice - wherein practitioners cross over discipline boundaries into art practice, landscape representation, website design, undergraduate university teaching and community advocacy. 2. Contributes to understandings of how such a diverse multimodal form of practice might be represented through both digital media and traditional print media in an exhibition format. 3. Expands understandings of how architectural practitioners might work within a particular place to develop a geographically-specific sense of identity, a ‘landscape of resistance’.

RESEARCH SIGNIFICANCE Enacted Cartography was presented to an international audience during the 13th International Architecture Exhibition (Venice Architecture Biennale). The significance of Dr Weir’s research is evidence by his selected by the Australian Institute of Architects to represent innovation in architectural practice for the Biennale. Enacted Cartography addresses problems of national and international importance including: 1. The sustainable development of biodiverse remote landscapes; 2. The reconciliation of bushfire safety and biodiversity conservation; 3. The necessity for rethinking of architectural design methodologies to meet the complexity of landscape management and design; 4. It challenges orthodox forms of landscape representation (aerial photography, for example) which are demonstrably inadequate registrations of biophysical and cultural landscapes.

Impact and interest:

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ID Code: 57294
Item Type: Creative Work (Exhibition/Event)
Refereed: No
Other Contributors:
Role Contributors
exhbition assistant and graphic designer
  • Kylie Michelle Feher
Funders: Dr Ian Weir, Queensland University of Technology, Mr Kevin O'Brien
Material: Photographic artwork, architectural plans, cartographic maps, live website
Measurements or Duration: 7 days
Number of Pieces: 13 pieces, Venice; 26 pieces, Brisbane
Published Source: N/A
Publisher: N/A
Location: From date: To date:
Contarini Boathouse: 2805 Calle Traghetto, Dorsoduro, Venice, Italy 2012-08-28 2012-11-03
Brixton Six Studio, Unit 6, 758 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, QLD 2012-08-10 2012-08-10
Keywords: Enacted Cartography, Venice Architecture Biennale, Formations, Fitzgerald Bioregion, Ian Weir Research Architect, Transformative Mappings, Landscape of Resistance
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300) > Design Practice and Management not elsewhere classified (120399)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Dr Ian Weir
Deposited On: 15 Feb 2013 04:23
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2013 04:57

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