How can the built environment professions contribute to creating a more equitable, inclusive and just community? What is potential for the social impact, and how can this be realised?
Sophie Dyring reflects on the recent symposium and what it offers for thinking about socially valuable housing in Australia.
Marti Fooks explores the intersections of safety, Queerness and public space.
Tahmina Maskinyar and Belqis Youssofzay outline five actions we can all take in solidarity with Afghanistan, with supporting references.
Older women are the fastest growing cohort of homeless people in Australia. Tania Davidge explores the gendered inequities creating this crisis and strategies for early intervention.
Watching the terrifying situation in Afghanistan, it can be hard to comprehend how we might help. Belqis Youssofzay provides a list of organisations working on the ground.
Can architecture make a difference to the experience of those seeking safety from violence in refuge accommodation? Samantha Donnelly explores the issues.
Ilianna Ginnis argues for recognition of individuals with non-verbal and diverse communication, and the need to incorporate appropriate engagement into the design process.
Watch Jos Boys explore how everyday social, spatial and material practices come to frame what is ‘normal’ and ‘ordinary’ and questions our assumptions about who gets valued.
How can practitioners and researchers help create more equitable built environments? Watch Samantha Donnelly and Sophie Dyring discuss their work in housing.
Nicole Kalms and Derlie Mateo-Babiano look at how practitioners and researchers can help create more equitable transport environments.
June 4th, 2020 • No Comments
If we ask you to do one thing, it is to take some time to learn something about Australia’s history that you didn’t know before, and where possible from Indigenous voices.
Disaster recovery work is complex. Barnaby Bennett offers 10 tips based in his research and experience working with post-disaster and under-developed communities.
As higher densities continue to change urban communities, architect Natalia Krysiak turns her attention to the needs of our youngest citizens.
Nicole Kalms, Gill Matthewson, Pamela Salen, Gene Bawden, Hannah Korsmeyer, Allison Edwards August 9th, 2018 • No Comments
Monash University's XYX Lab workshop ideas for a safer, more welcoming Melbourne for women and girls
"... society needs feminist architects to identify the political implications of design and planning." Carla Corroto argues for a new function for feminism in architecture.