Travels Through Time

Cultural Studies and Tours

Cultural Studies

Creating Cities of the Imagination

Overview of Lecture Series

A return to the Garden of Eden or Utopia is ingrained in Western Christian consciousness and finds its equivalent in popular conceptions of the history of European cities. In our imagination we visualise Venice in the Renaissance, Amsterdam during the 17th century Golden Age and Paris in the 19th century Belle Epoque. These conceptions run parallel with the images produced by the artists of these times.

The artists’ vision crystallise and immortalise the vibrancy and energy of the values that made these cities great and continue to inform our collective imagination.

This lecture series will trace the sometimes thin line between civic pride and political propaganda.


Sylvia Sagona

Session Dates

Stream 1 : Mondays: 10:15 - 12:00 noon - November 13, 20, 27 2017

Stream 2 : Fridays: 10:15 - 12:00 noon - November 17, 24, December 1 2017


$135 for 3 lectures in the series (incl GST)


Alloarmo, 5 Grattan Street, Hawthorn. VIC


Reservations are essential as seats are limited. To reserve a seat at this lecture series, click on the online booking link below or alternatively download a booking form and send it to us with your payment.

Click here to book your place online


Click here to download the Series Brochure

Click here to download the Booking Form

Note : Instead of printing out your booking form, you can fill it in on your computer, save it and attach it to an email to us. You will need to open this file using Acrobat Reader to be able to save your updates. Opening the file in your browser may not allow you to save your entry.