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CHANGESCAPING | TALK | Right to the City

December 20, 2011

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In her keynote address for the Right to the City Symposium, held in April 2011, Professor in the Department of Urban Planning and Design at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Margaret Crawford, made an unusual plea. She asked that the urge towards a ‘hypercritical’ response be quelled to enable a different approach to exploring […]

CHANGESCAPING | TALK | There Goes The Neighbourhood

December 16, 2011

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A 2009 exhibition and publication project explored conditions in the inner city Sydney suburb of Redfern as an exploded field of  contestation. Grounded in community and activism, this arts project presented diverse approaches adopted by artists and urban practitioners to undermine the ideological rendering of urbanism and urban decision making. There Goes The Neighbourhood: Redfern […]

CHANGESCAPING | A book embedded in a blog

April 13, 2011

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It’s taken me a while to figure out how Changescaping will sit in and emerge from this blog. The question there is how a book can be embedded in a blog but still be a standalone work. In response, I’ve set up a new page which links to the stories and articles as they are […]

CHANGESCAPING | Talk | Retrofitting Cities for Climate Change

April 6, 2011

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In 2008, as part of its commitment to design research, architectural and urban design company Architectus coordinated a practice-based ideas think tank on Retrofitting Cities for Climate Change. It is a compelling example of industry and design leadership in response to climate and environmental change: it is also a way of recognising that architects and […]

CHANGESCAPING | Talk | From Social Butterfly to Urban Citizen

April 6, 2011

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Talk, of course, doesn’t stop in one forum. It’s viral, conversations continue and spread. Participants are now able to tweet these events as the hashtag comes into its own. Twitter is a powerful network in which to engage in or spread a public conversation about cities and place. Increasingly, conversations and ‘roundtables’ happen on Twitter, […]

CHANGESCAPING | Talk | Coding Cultures

April 6, 2011

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In Australia, there is a dynamic landscape of forums, symposia and seminars – not just those organised to meet the requirements of academic institutions, but gatherings of cultural practitioners from a cross-section of practices. Organisations with broad cultural engagements, like d/Lux Media Arts, contemporary artspaces and cultural festivals, have a strong track record in hosting […]

CHANGESCAPING | Thought | Reincarnated McMansion

March 4, 2011

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Reincarnated McMansion boldly proposed to audit, dismantle and rebuild a single McMansion dwelling. The building materials used in the unsustainable large home will be reused to build two or three best practice, zero emission smaller green homes. The project team is comprised of Mathieu Gallois, Peter Smith, Dr Naomi Stead, Jason Veale, Tone Wheeler, Jane […]