PROTECT is an environmental podcast, hosted by design writer, Angela Fedele, that explores encouraging stories of sustainability, ocean and animal protection, which I was recently interview on. The show will feature regular guest interviews with climate change advocates, organisations, and concerned citizens who are creating authentic and accountable change.
Federation Story is a free interactive exhibition at Federation Square that traces the events, people and ideas that led to Australia’s Federation. It also celebrates the richly diverse stories and events that have continued to shape our country, our culture and our place in the world. My story has been featured. You can view the link here.
When I was working as project architect on the Burberry stores in Europe and the Middle East, I not only had the benefit of working on some amazing projects in the most fantastic places, but I also got invited to the Burberry staff sales. Nice.
I forgot all about this video until I came across it today on the web. If you fast forward it to 4.07 minutes I am the one on the right, resting on my hand. When I lived in London I worked with Philippe Starck, who is said to be the most famous and prolific designer alive. This particular video is part of the promotional material for ‘The House’ in downtown Dallas, Texas – a 28-story high rise apartment tower. I was the senior concept designer responsible for all the apartment layouts and the interior design for each residence and the common areas (lobby, business centre, owner’s lounge, and pool).
Yesterday I was a guest on ABC Radio National By Design show with the presenter Fenella Kernebone. The topic of the discussion was ‘Designing for Children’ and I was accompanied by the stylist Megan Morton and educator Annette Mauer.
The challenge for next Friday evening, the 21st of June, is the ‘Art Deco’ dress code for the Australian Institute of Architects Victorian Chapter 2013 awards presentation dinner being held in Melbourne at the Peninsula, Docklands. What shall I wear?
I’m excited to be going to two architecture conferences this year; both are being held in Melbourne.
The first is Transform: Altering the Future of Architecture; an event run by Parlour and the University of Melbourne. It is a day of discussion and debate about gender, agency and remaking the profession.
The second conference is the National Architecture Confernce which will explore contemporary applications and ideas surrounding material in architecture.
Victorian Chapter Practice of Architecture (PoA) Committee
Yesterday I was nominated on the Victorian Chapter Practice of Architecture (PoA) Committee by the Small Practice Forum at the Australian Institute of Architects. The PoA Committee is “essentially a management and editorial committee to (a) identify and prioritise practice issues and (b) select experts, typically outside of the committee, most suitable to write practice notes on the above mentioned issues or action tasks.”
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