Author(s): Vivian Mitsogianni (Editor)
Through his practice Edmond and Corrigan, Peter Corrigan (1941-2016) shaped both the architectural fabric of his home city and the minds of several generations of Australian architects. Corrigan’s philosophy of “living a life through architecture” saw him tirelessly engage in teaching, writing, exhibitions, publishing, building and theatre, all of which was interwoven in a deliberate contribution of ideas. This book documents and celebrates that contribution and its cultural legacy.It draws together essays by current and former RMIT Architecture staff and students, as well as the wider community of practice, that explore the influence of Edmond and Corrigan on their work. These are leavened with a rich trove of previously unpublished correspondence, drawings and other material from the RMIT Design Archives, to trace the dense web of social relations and relentless creative production that saw Corrigan become such an influential cultural force in Australia, and most especially Melbourne.