Dr Sarah Breen Lovett

Monash University, Melbourne

Dr Sarah Breen Lovett is Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Manager of the Future Building Initiative at Monash University, funded by the Faculties of Art, Design and Architecture and Engineering. With a prominent art practice and curatorial career, she has been exhibited in many international and national exhibitions and festivals. Notably her curatorial project, Expanded Architecture was held at CarriageWorks Sydney, The Rocks Pop up, Harry Seidler’s Sydney CBD buildings, with the symposium at the Museum of Sydney. Sarah was also co-curator on the Cinecity Architectural Film competitions, it rose to international attention with judges such as Bernard Tschumi, Zaha Hadid, Jane Rendell and Juhani Pallasmaa. Writing on substantial curatorial projects has been published, including Expanded Architecture as in Bauhaus Edition 47.

The Future of Interconnectivity: Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and Siegfried Ebeling.


Hungarian artist Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and German architect Siegfried Ebeling were associated with the Bauhaus in different ways, yet both proposed an urgency around realising a greater sense of interconnectivity between ourselves and the environment. Each believed that such bonding could be attained firstly through cultivating awareness of metaphysical phenomena; secondly though a greater connection of architecture to the external environment and; thirdly through advances in architectural design and construction. An examination of the commonalities and differences in Moholy-Nagy's and Ebeling's approaches to architecture begs the question: If their more metaphysically challenging ideas had been foregrounded in architectural history and education, would we have arrived at different, and possibly more advanced, environmental and construction knowledge of architecture than we do now?