Glenn Harper
The Brutalist Project Sydney
It makes no sense to erase any more of our city’s credible recent history
This research-based project verified that Brutalism, an architectural idiom adopted in Sydney during the 1960s and 1970s for many public buildings, was an important part of the city’s history. These findings were then shared via an advocacy strategy that involved social media and public lectures. Since the completion of the project, Sydney’s developer led maelstrom continues, fuelled in part by the sale of public assets by the state government. In this context there is no discussion on the heritage significance or legacy of the Brutalist period building, or their capacity for adaptation to accommodate new contemporary uses. Instragram @brutalist_project_sydney