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  • A turning point in architecture sees the end of starchitects[28 July 2016]

    Contemporary iconic architecture, which became increasingly popular in the late 1990s, has now reached saturation point as the starchitects of yesterday are replaced by a new generation of architects looking for moral purpose. A new Tin Sheds Gallery exhibition, City of Ideas: Architects' Voices & Visions, at the University of Sydney examines the voices of 13 architects from around the world who discuss architecture's place in society now and in the future. More

  • How can intelligent planning and technology ease Sydney's growing pains?[27 July 2016]

    With the Sydney population projected to grow to 5.89 million people by 2031, the city's transport, public services and green spaces will be under a great deal of pressure. The University of Sydney's third Festival of Urbanism will investigate what can be done to help ease the pressure on the global city. More

  • Pioneering technology rolls out to track the Australian indoor climate[21 June 2016]

    The University of Sydney's IEQ (Indoor Environmental Quality) lab, in partnership with several major corporations, is rolling out ground-breaking technology that will track the indoor climate in the largest survey of Australian workplaces. More

  • SAGE gender equality in STEMM[20 June 2016]

    The University of Sydney is participating in the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) pilot program and is seeking students to join the SAGE Self Assessment Team (SAT) that will drive the project across campus. More

  • How the Property Council is shaping the debate around negative gearing, taxes[20 June 2016]

    We see their spokespeople quoted in the papers and their ads on TV, but beyond that we know very little about how Australia's lobby groups get what they want. This series shines a light on the strategies, political alignment and policy platforms of eight lobby groups that can influence this election. More

  • DesignINK Ecology[10 June 2016]

    Students from the University of Sydney's Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning, School of Medical Science and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music have collaborated to create DesignINK Ecology a collection of films to be launched as part of Vivid 2016 on Friday 10 June at Central Park. More

  • 2016 NSW Graduate and Student Architecture Awards[7 June 2016]

    Congratulations to University of Sydney graduates Hope Dryden and Robin Lloyd (M.Arch 2015), who were awarded the NSW Design Medal at the 2016 Australian Institute of Architects' NSW Graduate and Student Architecture Awards. More

  • Vote As You Go technology fosters a greater community voice[30 May 2016]

    Media Architecture Biennale 2016

    In the lead up to any government election, politicians spend weeks on the campaign trail seeking the opinion and support of the Australian public. What if the views of voters on the street could be captured in real-time by the push of a button or swipe of a hand? Researchers from the University of Sydney have tested several digital technologies in public spaces to find more effective ways of motivating people to share their views on civic issues. More

  • Students exhibit at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale[16 May 2016]

    For the first time a group of University of Sydney students are participating in the premier Venice Architecture Biennale, which is expected to draw around 200,000 international visitors from 28 May to 27 November 2016. Twelve Master of Architecture students are exhibiting speculative architectural models in Time, Space, Existence at the grand Palazzo Mora in Venice - one of the major Biennale collateral exhibitions organised by the Dutch not-for-profit Global Art Affairs Foundation. More

  • Robot art, architecture and design in live lab[9 May 2016]

    Robot art, architecture and design in live lab

    Robots that mimic human hand gestures, do life drawings, and print intricate 2D and 3D clay shapes and structures form a pop-up lab in the new exhibition, Robots in Architecture 2016 - Developing the Future, at the University of Sydney's Tin Sheds Gallery. More

  • Will Habitat III defend the human right to the city?[2 May 2016]

    Luar Batang, one of Jakarta's oldest waterfront squatter areas, is being flattened. Residents and their homes will be removed to free up flood-prone land and access to the city for tourists. Thousands of people will be evicted, disrupting if not destroying livelihoods, jobs, homes and long-established social networks. More

  • Workshop collaborates on new tools for students with disabilities[11 April 2016]

    Students from the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning collaborated with industry professionals and people living with disabilities in Enabled by Design-athon which workshopped new products and technologies to improve people's lives. More