Boutique publishing and media company ORO Editions has announced that its publisher, Gordon Goff, will be visiting Australia for the first time.
From 24 February to 6 March 2014, Goff’s 10-day tour will include meetings with Australian architects in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, as well as a seminar on publishing hosted by the Australian Institute of Architects’ Queensland Chapter.
The seminar will explore why Australian architects should publish, what their local or global publishing options are, as well as the pros and cons of print versus online publishing.
“This is a great opportunity for Australian architects to gain increased exposure in the international marketplace by collaborating with such a well-known specialist architecture and design publisher,” says AIA Queensland Chapter president, Shane Thompson.
With offices in USA, Hong Kong, Singapore, Buenos Aires and China, ORO Editions is a regular exhibitor and co-sponsor of the World Architecture Festival (WAF), where it has launched some of its titles in the past to commemorate outstanding architectural achievement from around the world.
“Considering all the great work that has come out of Australia, all the talent they have grown, this is a long overdue trip for me,” says Goff.
“When in Singapore last year at the World Architecture Festival, the top awards were going to Australian architects again and again. I don’t see that changing anytime soon. It’s about time the world really sees the quality of architecture and landscape design that is coming out of Australia.”
ORO Editions specialises in books on architecture, design, photography and related disciplines, and has won various industry awards, including the Literary Marketplace Manufacturer of the Year Award - RR Bowker, and the Bookbuilders Award.
Its works include Moshe Safdie’s Reaching for the Sky: Marina Bay Sands Singapore, Supernature by Wilkinson Eyre, and Blue Planet Aquarium by 3XN.
Collaborating with local practices, ORO Editions has also published Architecture as Material Culture, an inside-look into the work of Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (fjmt) with an introduction by Kenneth Frampton, and Making Sense of Landscape, a collection of essays and explorations into Taylor Cullity Lethlean (TCL) that will be distributed in March.
The dates and schedule of Goff’s visit are:
Melbourne: 24 Feb – 26 Feb
Sydney: 27 Feb – 3 Mar
Brisbane: 4 Mar – 6 Mar
Images of book covers courtesy of ORO Editions