19 Jul 2015

Diaspora by Design

From Standing Room Only, 2:50 pm on 19 July 2015


Chloe FitzPatrick and Daniele AbreuelimaWellington owes a huge cultural debt to many of the Jewish refugees who made the city home after fleeing persecution last century. As the capital celebrates its 150th birthday, an exhibition remembers those artists and architects' contributions to the city. They brought a modernist sense of style to a very colonial Wellington... and their influence spread out around the country. The exhibition, Diaspora by Design: Jewish Refugee Architects and Wellington City, is produced by the Holocaust Centre of New Zealand in collaboration with the School of Architecture at Victoria University.

The exhibition is based on Chloe's research report, written as a part of a Bachelor of Arts Internship paper which is run by Victoria University in conjunction with various organisations.