BOOK CHAPTER —
By 1967, Brisbane architecture students had had enough. Disenchantment with their ‘out-dated’ architectural education and the rigidity of the Australian architectural establishment opened out onto the wider context of the Moratorium opposing the Vietnam War, and the reactionary Queensland Government of Johannes Bjelke-Petersen. This chapter describes how between 1967 and 1972, through a series of organised ‘events’, this generation of Brisbane architects began a critique of architecture’s modernist orthodoxy as an intrinsic part of a wider reaction to global events and politics of the State of Queensland.
Janina Gosseye, John Macarthur, “Angry Young Architects. Counterculture and the Critique of Modernism in Brisbane, 1967-1972” in: Ben Dorfman (ed.), Dissent Refracted: Historical Images of Dissent (Bern: Peter Lang, 2016), 141-163.