Victoria University Wellington invited me to be an external examiner. For two enjoyable and stimulating days, I was a member of the review panel for Masters thesis students in their Architecture and Interior Architecture degrees.
Commissioned for a conference cocktail party event, these “Look funny glasses” playfully amplify and distort the repeated circular patterns that cover the RMIT Design Hub building. Based on
The close spacing of the perforations
My paper ‘The complexity of containment’ has been published in the first issue of the journal IE:Studio, published by Interior Educators — the peak body for interior design education in the UK.
Co-authored with Olivia Hamilton and Andy Miller, the paper discusses a ‘integrated teaching model’ that we have developed through teaching and restructuring the first year interior design curriculum at RMIT University.
AJ8 has been shown in DesignLife Hangzhou — a bi-annual exhibition that profiles the work of RMIT Design alumni. More details available from the DesignLife website here.
I gave an invited guest lecture on the relationships between interiors and moving images to final year students in the Bachelor of Spatial Design at Auckland University of Technology. My talk was titled ‘Building–relations, moving images and the practice of architectural judo’ and spanned the work of Pipilotti Rist, Sylvia Lavin, Lucy McRae, Daniel Crooks and Joanna Hogg’s 2013 film ‘Exhibition’, alongside a selection of my own projects.
With Fluidity, my project with Susie Pratt is discussed in depth by Barbara Garrie in her chapter “Walking the Post-Quake City: (Re)making place in Otautahi Christchurch” in Transformations: art and the city, edited by Elizabeth Grierson and published by Intellect Books.
My paper Notes for Atmospheric–Making has been published in Leonardo Electronic Almanac 22, no. 1, edited by Lanfranco Aceti, Paul Thomas, and Edward Colless and published by MIT Press. The full paper is available to read here.
Abstract: Taking turbulence as both a conceptual driver and organizational strategy, this paper examines the coming together of particular ideas, materials, and processes in a collection of recent drawings, installations, and performative works. These projects were developed through an experimental practice of ‘atmospheric-making,’ which involves reciprocal capacities of affecting and being affected by atmospheres. Within this two-way dynamic between the particular and the atmospheric, new qualities emerge from the interplay between particles and systems.
With no lecture space available for the first day of first semester, I created a “pop-up lecture theatre” to welcome students into the RMIT Interior Design Honours degree. We occupied the ramped street-level space of the Design Hub for a series of presentations and a guest lecture from Professor Suzie Attiwill. This event created an ephemeral interior, which aimed to demonstrate the possibilities of an expanded spatial design practice.
Taking advantage of the already sloping floor, each student was gifted an inflatable camping cushion as a seat. A video projector and loudspeaker system completed the set-up.
Photos by Ramesh Ayyar.
Video documentation of my PhD examination presentation, chaired by Dr Mick Douglas with examiners Associate Professor Thomas Daniell and Professor Benedict Anderson. Video by Marc Morel.
More documentation of the event can be viewed via RMIT’s creative practice research portal here.
INDEX 2016 was held at Site Works in Brunswick. We used materials found on site and donated LVL timber sections to form the majority of the exhibition infrastructure, across two levels of two different buildings. These spaces were brought together under 1000m2 of crop netting that covered the adjoining courtyard.
As in years past, students designed and built the entire exhibition in collaboration with myself and a team of industry professionals including Rob Sowter, Pandarosa, Linda Hum, Jess Wood and Aron Hemmingway.
All photos by Georgina Matherson.