Overcoming the Built Bias

My partner has recently purchased a motorbike. A Ducati to be precise. Those of you who understand motorcycles and the variety of subcultures that have developed through motorbike riding will understand that this purchase marks the beginning of a new phase of life. I am being half serious, half sarcastic about this, but there is … Continue reading

Futur en Seine @ le 104, Paris

Hello all, I am back in my hometown, getting to know the place again. I don’t know if any of you ever feel this, but the first couple of days of being back, I feel like I am in a movie, people don’t look real, places look like movie sets. I’ve just gotten over that … Continue reading

Jamming for Public Service Design – Global Service Jam, Canberra

Hello Folks, It’s been way too long. I kind of dropped off the radar there. Eight weeks back into work and not a moment to spare. Who knew my day job would interfere so much with my newfound hobby! The important part is that I am back, for now at least, and keen to share … Continue reading

Revisiting Syria – A chronicle from 2008

You’ve seen it all over the news. Syria is in turmoil and there is no end in sight. A series of threats, warnings, negotiations and visits from international observers, the bottom line is: it’s not letting up. The latest plea has been from the Saudi delegation to the UN, who in spite of their own … Continue reading

Interview Series: Nora Niasari, Film Maker

Since my arrival in Sydney in 2009, hanging out at the School of Design, Architecture and Building at University Technology of Sydney has been the best way to meet great people doing great things (that I can subsequently write about). This is where I met Adrian Lahoud, but also Tarsha Finney, Sam Spurr, Craig Allchin … Continue reading

Portrait of a Neighbourhood: Harlem

I’ve been meaning to write about my time in New York for a while now. I came and left so quickly that I’ve hardly had time to look back. I moved to New York in 2006 after completing my BA at UCL and ready to tackle the world of academia across the pond. I was … Continue reading

Article Review: ‘Resilient’ by David Neustein

Hello again, As you’ve probably guessed, I am back at work. Yes, already. It seems like yesterday I was rejoicing over the prospect of having two weeks to myself, two weeks to do all this stuff that I had never done before like run, cycle and swim everyday (what was I thinking), like reading a … Continue reading

Designing Creative Clusters: Learning from Shanghai

Hi all, The lovely weather has subsided somewhat which means I’ve got more time to spend indoors and therefore more time to dedicate to this new hobby of mine. I’ve got to thank Dan Hill and Timothy Moore (editor for Architecture Australia) for tweeting about this nascent blog, they both endorsed it pretty quickly which … Continue reading

Book Review: Work and the City, Frank Duffy, 2008

Hello again, and yes, I am at it again… With the holidays and all this free time, I’ve been able to get through a couple of books that have been on my list for what seems like a million years. I started with ‘Work and the City’ by Frank Duffy, probably because it had been … Continue reading