Lecture series by Elizabeth Cox (Christchurch 18 September, Wellington 21 September, Auckland 25 September)

PHANZA-member Elizabeth Cox is giving a lecture series about New Zealand’s first female architects, as part of the New Zealand Institute of Architect’s Festival of Architecture in September.

‘Their presence could work a revolution’: Early women architects in New Zealand

Elizabeth’s talk looks specifically at the period 1900-1940s, and at the call by a sector of the New Zealand community for women to become architects. Her presentation explores why, and tells the stories of those who answered the call. How did they contribute to the field and why have they mainly disappeared from our architectural history today?

Series details

Tuesday 18 September
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Christchurch Art Gallery
Philip Carter Family Auditorium

Friday 21 September
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
City Gallery

Tuesday 25 September
5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Ellen Melville Centre
Pioneer Hall