Freerange Press Launch: Tsunami Box

Freerange Press launches its first book:

Tsunami Box
By Gerald Melling

I am very happy to announce the launch of Freerange Press.  This is a new project that is going to start publishing the best of online freerange as a magazine, and a selection of new exciting writing from around the globe.  We are very lucky to start our publishing enterprise with NZ Architect/Author/Long Suffering Socialist/Poet, Gerald Melling of MellingMorse Architects. The book will be for sale at a much reduced price at the launch on the 26th of March, (details below) and for those not living in Wellington it will be available on the freerange website soon after the launch.  Our friends at the Architecture Centre in Wellington are hosting the launch.

“Tsunami box tells the story of an architectural journey into the heady tropics of emergency housing in Sri Lanka, following the Asian tsunami of 2004.

With tenacious commitment, an eye for detail, and a reckless sense of humour, architect and author Gerald Melling launches fundamental ideas about architecture onto the troubled waters of post-tsunami re-construction and hopes to see them float.

They sink, of course, but not without a trace – this book offers genuine insight into the nature of ‘good intentions’ and the anatomy of a useful architecture.

This is a great opportunity for freerangers to turn up en force, get some free booze, and show your suport for both Freerange and Gerald Melling.

Come along on Friday 26 March to LT1 at the Victoria School of Architecture, 5.30 pm drinks and nibbles, 6.00pm for Lecture and Book Launch. CPD points avail for NZRAB Architects. If you can, please RSVP so that we can gauge numbers, to arch@architecture.org.nz