‘The Lab’ Book Launch

WHEN: Thursday 7th August 5.30—7.30pm
WHERE: Auckland Art Gallery foyer, Corner Kitchener and Wellesley Streets, Auckland
The University of Auckland School of Architecture and Planning
is proud to announce the launch of ‘The Lab’
The publication ‘The Lab’ archives the 3-month-long laboratory that inhabited the Auckland Art Gallery during The 5th Auckland Triennial, If you were to live here… curated by Hou Hanru. With projects by The University of Auckland, Unitec and AUT University, The Lab was a platform for research, proposition and public debates on local architectural and urban issues. Each of the 5 projects that inhabited the gallery are represented in the publication, with an interview with Hou Hanru, an essay by Mike Davis (UoA); and texts by Kathy Waghorn, Emma Ng, Jade Kake, Monique Redmond and Andrew Barrie. Index operated in The Lab as designers-on-demand; implementing the Triennial Lab signage system, printing event sheets, and manually updating the wall panels. Some of the printed outcomes of this experience are reproduced in the publication as fragments of their documentary role. Each copy of the publication is fitted with a screen-printed cover and set of risograph-printed posters.
The 5th Auckland Triennial took place from 10 May—11 August, 2013, at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, ARTSPACE, The Film Archive, Auckland War Memorial Museum, Fresh Gallery Otara, George Fraser Gallery, Gus Fisher Gallery, ST PAUL St Gallery and Silo 6, Silo Park. It was organised by the Auckland Art Gallery with support from Triennial partner AUT University, patrons Sue Fisher Art Trust, Chartwell, Auckland Contemporary Art Trust and Patrons of the Triennial, and Creative New Zealand. 

Edited by Kathy Waghorn
Designed by Index 
ISBN 978-0-473-28701-6
Published June 2014 by the School of Architecture and Planning, 
National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries, 
the University of Auckland, and Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki
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