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January
Architecture Graduate Exhibition 2016   View Summary
24 November 2016 to 11 January 2017
Celebrate the imagination, intellect, creativity and sheer effort of our graduating students from the Master of Architecture and the Bachelor of Design in Architecture studios.

Models, drawings, digital fabrication and multimedia installations.

Opening Event Details
Thursday 24 November 2016
6.30 - 9.30pm
Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning
Tin Sheds Gallery & Wilkinson Building
148 City Road, Darlington

Exhibition Hours
Tin Sheds Gallery (M.Arch)
24 November 2016 - 13 January 2017
The Hearth (B.Des. Arch)
24 November - 13 January 2016 11am - 5pm (excluding holiday close-down 17th Dec - 2nd Jan)
February
Enabled by Design-athon   View Summary
24 February 2017 to 25 February 2017

In collaboration with Remarkable, the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning is hosting a two-day action packed hackathon-style event, Enabled by Design-athon from 24 - 25 February.

Across 48 hours teams will hack solutions for everyday challenges as identified by people with disabilities, therapists and caregivers.

You are invited to participate in the free workshop and learn new skills, solve some wicked problems and meet like-minded people. It's open to students of all disciplines including design, architecture and research. Teams will include professional design experts and students from other faculty's and Universities. There will be a whole range of talent in the room!

Teams will use design thinking methodologies to create accessible, usable and desirable technologies. Disability experts will work alongside hackers creating prototypes of hardware and software.

Over $10,000 in cash and prizes to be won!

Free Registration

March
Go West - Growing Western Sydney   View Summary
8 March 2017

Image: Artist's Impression, Westmead Redevelopment

Please join the Alumni Association for the University of Sydney’s School of Architecture, Design and Planning for an interactive panel discussion, Go West - Growing Western Sydney.

Greater Sydney is growing fast. Forecasts show an additional 1.7 million people are expected to reside in the region over the next twenty years. The NSW Government has identified Parramatta as our second CBD, providing opportunities to accommodate this growth through a sustainable decentralisation strategy.

This panel discussion, led by Fiona Larkin, Associate Director, Root Projects Australia, brings together several leading architectural and urban design professionals to discuss and debate how we can create thriving communities in Western Sydney.

PANELISTS:

Fiona Larkin, Associate Director, Root Projects Australia (Chair)
Fiona Larkin is architecturally trained with extensive experience in project management, strategic planning and feasibility, design management and contract administration, specialising in civic and educational infrastructure. Working for a leading advisory and project management company, Fiona has managed the strategic framework and preliminary business case for significant projects including the relocation of the Powerhouse to Parramatta, the masterplan for the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, the Carriageworks at Eveleigh, the new Faculty of Medicine at UNSW, the Taronga Zoo Master Plan Implementation Strategy and the new inner Sydney high-rise high school.

Professor Edward Blakely, West-Central District Commissioner for the Greater Sydney Commission
Professor Blakely an internationally recognised leader in urban economic development and has been directly involved in strategic planning, financing and real estate development and project management for more than 30 years. In addition to academic roles at the University of Sydney, University of Southern California and New School University in New York City, Professor Blakely has an extensive record of public service including advising the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the city of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, state and federal governments in Australia and the United States, as well as governments in Korea, Japan, Sweden, Indonesia, New Zealand and Vietnam.

Kellie Payne, Studio Director, Bates Smart
Kellie Payne has led the Bates Smart Workplace Strategy team to the creation of some of the most innovative workplaces in Australia, driving strategic and cultural change for these businesses. Her passion is evidence based design, drawing on an extensive database to analyse, track and forecast innovations in design and strategy. Her current challenges include the relocation of the Department of Education to Parramatta - the largest single department relocation the NSW State Government has embarked upon. She also worked with Parramatta City Council to reinvent the way they service the community in the future Parramatta Square.

Andrew Cortese, Partner, Grimshaw
Architects Andrew Cortese is the joint Australian managing partner of the international architecture practice Grimshaw. He established the Sydney office in 2010. Since graduating from the University of Sydney, Andrew has focused on the architecture and planning of cities, with leadership of state significant projects in transport infrastructure, sports, learning and major urban renewal initiatives. His current Sydney projects include award winning laboratories at UNSW, the CBD and South East Light Rail and major proposals for Martin Place, Central Station and the Opera House. Andrew’s contribution to western Sydney began with the original competition winning proposal for Aspire Tower in Parramatta. His present projects include NSW’s first future focused vertical high school at Parramatta, town centre plans for Epping and Cherrybrook, the urban agglomeration of Sydney, Wollongong and Newcastle through High Speed Rail and industry land-use studies within the Hawkesbury region and Parramatta to Bankstown corridor.

Kati Westlake, Senior Manager Urban Design, Sydney Metro, Transport for NSW
Kati Westlake is an expert urban designer and passionate advocate for the role of design thinking, process and action to transform cities. Her expertise includes broad scale regional and city strategy, urban design contextual analysis and development of city-wide urban design strategy, policy and guidelines. Formerly Manager Urban Design, Parramatta Council, she led the Design Parramatta project, an initiative involving sixteen multidisciplinary teams designed to catalyse urban renewal for Parramatta City. Westlake has a strong belief in the public domain as the primary place of public and cultural engagement, and has a keen interest in increasing community engagement with architecture and urban design.

RSVP: This event is free but there are limited seats available. Please RSVP to ensure you don't miss out.

VENICE | YARRABAH   View Summary
9 March 2017 to 13 April 2017

lines of enquiry

Staged at the Tin Sheds Gallery at the University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning, the exhibition showcases the depth and breadth of our students' postgraduate experience.

From novel architectural investigations that engage with philosophy, globalisation and ethics to collaboration with Indigenous communities in North Queensland, this exhibition demonstrates the critical thinking and creative expression of our students. Physical and digital media including 3D models, printed booklets, video, animations and drawings will all be on display.

Venice Architecture Biennale
Thirteen Master of Architecture students will exhibit speculative architectural models which were conceived for the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale.

The Loop: Venetian Futures
Ana Subotic, Tye McBride and Tiffany Liew, Master of Architecture alumni, were collectively awarded a Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship to document and reflect on the execution of 'The Pool', Australia's contribution to the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale.

Yarrabah / Burri Gummin Affordable Housing Project
Students will present their sustainable design solutions for affordable housing formulated in consultation with community leaders in this tropical environment south of Cairns.

Please RSVP here for the opening event. The exhibition will continue to run until Friday 31 March, see the Tin Sheds Gallery for opening hours.

Expanded Architecture - Temporal Spatial Practices   View Summary
16 March 2017

Expanded Architecture - Temporal Spatial Practices is devoted to Australian architectural icons of modernism by Harry Seidler, casting current artistic perspectives on Bauhaus ideas and its advocates.

The book comprises discussion of site-specific works and essays exploring diverse notions of an expanded architecture through artistic experimentation, public participation, and interdisciplinary scholarly discourse contextualized in three high-rise buildings in Sydney’s central business district designed by Harry Seidler, who studied under Walter Gropius at Harvard University. Following the Bauhaus tradition, Seidler is also well known for his extensive collaborations with such artists as Josef Albers, Alexander Calder, Sol LeWitt, Frank Stella and Lin Utzon, relationships that are a backdrop to this project.

Book Contributors include: Sarah Breen Lovett, Bellemo & Cat, Vladimir Belogolovsky, Thea Brejzek, Amanda Cole, Cottage Industries, Karen Cummings, Campbell Drake, Elizabeth Drake, Kate Dunn, Paola Favaro, Tina Fox, Ryuichi Fujimura, Phillip Gough, Billy Gruner, Eduardo Kairuz, Francis Kenna, Ainslie Murray, Claudia Perren, Kate Sherman, Nina Tory-Henderson, Elena Tory-Henderson, Lawrence Wallen, Lindsay Webb et al.

Special thanks to Penelope & Polly Seidler and the Seidler Architectural Foundation, Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, University of Sydney, Australia Square, Grosvenor Place, Charter Hall, Museum of Sydney, Sydney Architecture Festival, Sydney Living Museums, Dulux, Kawai, Leutenegger & DMC Creative World.

This is a FREE event, however please RSVP to secure your place

Image: Australia Square by Harry Seidler & Associates. Expanded Architecture Floor Artwork : Ainslie Murray ‘The Matter of Voids’, 2014, © Ainslie Murray. Wall Mural: Sol LeWitt ‘Bars of Color (Australia Square)’, 2002-03, © Estate of Sol LeWitt. Photograph © Vinchy Yi Wu.

Edition Bauhaus 47. Bauhaus Dessau Foundation in cooperation with the University of Sydney. Published by AADR. Edited by Claudia Perren and Sarah Breen Lovett

www.bauhaus-dessau.de
Art Architecture Design Research

Urban Transport Politics   View Summary
30 March 2017

Transport planning has always been political. In the 'urban age', marked by the urbanisation of city-regions and increasingly fashioned by the emergence of new political orderings and socio-technological relations, transport remains central to the shaping of a city and the urban experience.

In this lecture, Dr Crystal Legacy will draw on case studies from Australian and Canadian cities where transport planning has centred on the construction of freeway (Australia) and light rail transit (Canada) systems, but have given rise to political assertions and urban antagonisms that position urban publics as increasingly influential and interventionist forces.

Crystal will cast a critical lens onto the multiple politics and experiences shaping two contemporary transport systems and open the conceptual space for new discussions surrounding the role of urban publics in transport politics in the 21st Century city.

This is a FREE event. Please register as places are limited.

April
VENICE | YARRABAH   View Summary
9 March 2017 to 13 April 2017

lines of enquiry

Staged at the Tin Sheds Gallery at the University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning, the exhibition showcases the depth and breadth of our students' postgraduate experience.

From novel architectural investigations that engage with philosophy, globalisation and ethics to collaboration with Indigenous communities in North Queensland, this exhibition demonstrates the critical thinking and creative expression of our students. Physical and digital media including 3D models, printed booklets, video, animations and drawings will all be on display.

Venice Architecture Biennale
Thirteen Master of Architecture students will exhibit speculative architectural models which were conceived for the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale.

The Loop: Venetian Futures
Ana Subotic, Tye McBride and Tiffany Liew, Master of Architecture alumni, were collectively awarded a Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship to document and reflect on the execution of 'The Pool', Australia's contribution to the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale.

Yarrabah / Burri Gummin Affordable Housing Project
Students will present their sustainable design solutions for affordable housing formulated in consultation with community leaders in this tropical environment south of Cairns.

Please RSVP here for the opening event. The exhibition will continue to run until Friday 31 March, see the Tin Sheds Gallery for opening hours.

SYDNEY IDEAS - HOT IN THE CITY: CLIMATE AND HEALTH IN URBAN ENVIRONMENTS   View Summary
6 April 2017

Sydneysiders have just sweltered through the hottest summer on record. According to the Bureau of Meteorology, the mean summer temperature in the city was about three degrees above average.
As Sydney’s population expands in the next few decades, how can we protect and promote health in this changing climate? What are the options for managing the heat, and how will this influence the choices we make in the future?

In this Sydney Ideas forum, our experts will weigh in on the urgent need to build resilience in the face of climate change.

Panellists:

  • Dr Tony Capon, Professor of Planetary Health, Sydney School of Public Health
  • Dr Adrienne Keane, Director, Master of Urbanism, Urban Planning and Policy, Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning
  • Dr Ollie Jay, Senior Lecturer in Thermoregulatory Physiology, Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Dr Jennifer Mae Hamilton, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Gender and Cultural Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

This event is free and open to all. Please register here.

COINCIDENCES   View Summary
27 April 2017

Coincidences is an exhibition by John Wardle Architects (JWA) brought to you by the University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning in the Tin Sheds Gallery.

'Coincidences' is an exploration of the work and methodology of John Wardle Architects (JWA) carried out by a series of prominent architectural photographers, an artist and filmmakers. This exhibition interrogates the boundaries between public and private spaces. Can a foyer have the intimacy of a living room? How might a house have the civic atmosphere of a university hall?

A series of twenty six images are presented in pairs; thus drawing out points of commonality, 'coincidences', across seemingly unconnected architectural contexts. Contributors include photographers Sharyn Cairns, Erieta Attali, Sam Noonan, Kristoffer Paulsen, Brett Boardman, Earl Carter, Peter Hyatt, Dianna Snape, Peter Bennetts, John Gollings, Shannon McGrath, Trevor Mein, Max Creasy and artist Peter Kennedy.

A second exhibition chamber adjacent includes an immersive film installation by Coco and Maximilian describing a survey of JWA work across varying scales. This is accompanied by a series of 3D visualisations of projects soon to commence construction.

Please RSVP here for the opening event. The exhibition will continue to run until 26 May 2017, see the Tin Sheds Gallery for opening hours.

Image above by Lee Grant

May
WILKINSON SERIES 2017: Content + Connections   View Summary
3 May 2017

Vo Trong Nghia
Architecture for all

The Wilkinson Series 2017: Content + Connections is a talk series that aims to ignite ideas and provoke conversations, brought to you by the University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning.

Despite the rapidly growing economy in Vietnam, many families are still living in very poor conditions in Mekong Delta. Many structures are damaged because of land subsidence and the intolerantly harsh tropical weather. 

In this talk, Vo Trong Nghia will discuss how his S HOUSE project has responded to this situation by providing affordable, durable and easy-constructible houses for low-income dwellers. Designed to be built for under $4,000 USD and last over 30 years, the project challenges notions of sustainability and cost, proposing an optimistic look at the future of affordable housing.

Vo Trong Nghia Architects in 2006. Through a series of award winning projects, Nghia has developed sustainable architectural design by integrating inexpensive, local materials and traditional skills with contemporary aesthetics and modern methodologies. Nghia has received numerous international prizes and honors, including: World Architecture Festival Award, ARCASIA award, WAN 21 for 21 Award, and FuturArc Green Leadership Award. In 2012, he was selected as Architect of the Year in Vietnam. Besides running his architectural practice, Nghia has continued to be involved in architecture at the grassroots level by teaching at the Nagoya Institute of Technology in 2011.

This is a FREE event, however please register as places are limited.

Form of the Informal   View Summary
22 May 2017 to 2 June 2017

Understanding form, structure and implications for settlement upgrading in the informal settlement of Lebak Siliwangi, Bandung, Indonesia

Form of the Informal presents the work of 23 students from the disciplines of Urban and Regional Planning, Urban Design, Heritage Conservation and Architecture who immersed themselves in an urban kampung (village) in Bandung, Indonesia from 17 - 26 February 2017.

Working with students and academic staff from the Institute of Technology Banding (ITB), University and the local community of Lebak Siliwangi kampung, students identified via studio and fieldwork: the patterns and principles by which form, structure and 'bottom up' responsive and adaptive solutions to urbanism evolve in an informal settlement, and the implications of these human scale urbanism patterns for 'formal' slum and settlement upgrading.

2017 Droga Architect in Residence, Dr Alberto Pérez-Gómez   View Summary
25 May 2017

The University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning in partnership with the The Foundation, invite you to attend a special lecture by distinguished architect Dr Alberto Pérez-Gómez, 2017 Droga Architect in Residence.

Architecture as Urban Space: The Place of Participation

"The architectural profession has struggled for over two centuries to define its potential contributions to modern culture through its primary urban vocation. This lecture will consider the historical legitimacy of this claim as well as modes of engagement in the city that may make this possible in the contemporary metropolis." Dr Alberto Pérez-Gómez.

Alberto holds the position of Saidye Rosner Bronfman Professor of the History of Architecture and is the Founding Director of the post-professional M.Arch. and PhD, History and Theory of Architecture Option, School of Architecture, McGill University, Montréal, Canada.

He has an extensive teaching background, and has published widely, including his most recent publication Attunement: Architectural Meaning after the Crisis of Modern Science. His numerous awards include the 1980 Alice Davies Hitchcock Book Award, granted by the Society of Architectural Historians for Architecture and the Crisis of Modern Science.

Bookingsare essential, as seats are limited.

2017 Droga Architect in Residence, Dr Alberto Perez-Gomez   View Summary
25 May 2017

The University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning in partnership with the The Foundation, invite you to attend a special lecture by distinguished architect Dr Alberto Pérez-Gómez, 2017 Droga Architect in Residence.

Architecture as Urban Space: The Place of Participation

"The architectural profession has struggled for over two centuries to define its potential contributions to modern culture through its primary urban vocation. This lecture will consider the historical legitimacy of this claim as well as modes of engagement in the city that may make this possible in the contemporary metropolis." Dr Alberto Pérez-Gómez.

Alberto holds the position of Saidye Rosner Bronfman Professor of the History of Architecture and is the Founding Director of the post-professional M.Arch. and PhD, History and Theory of Architecture Option, School of Architecture, McGill University, Montréal, Canada.

He has an extensive teaching background, and has published widely, including his most recent publication Attunement: Architectural Meaning after the Crisis of Modern Science. His numerous awards include the 1980 Alice Davies Hitchcock Book Award, granted by the Society of Architectural Historians for Architecture and the Crisis of Modern Science.

Bookingsare essential, as seats are limited.

June
Form of the Informal   View Summary
22 May 2017 to 2 June 2017

Understanding form, structure and implications for settlement upgrading in the informal settlement of Lebak Siliwangi, Bandung, Indonesia

Form of the Informal presents the work of 23 students from the disciplines of Urban and Regional Planning, Urban Design, Heritage Conservation and Architecture who immersed themselves in an urban kampung (village) in Bandung, Indonesia from 17 - 26 February 2017.

Working with students and academic staff from the Institute of Technology Banding (ITB), University and the local community of Lebak Siliwangi kampung, students identified via studio and fieldwork: the patterns and principles by which form, structure and 'bottom up' responsive and adaptive solutions to urbanism evolve in an informal settlement, and the implications of these human scale urbanism patterns for 'formal' slum and settlement upgrading.

International Guest Lecture: Ron Bakker   View Summary
1 June 2017

The University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning invites you to attend our international guest lecture by Ron Bakker, partner and cofounder at PLP Architecture. Ron has contributed to award-winning buildings and urban design projects around the world. His work is widely recognised for its civic and environmental responsiveness. 

Recently completed projects include the new headquarters of leading broadcasting company Sky in West London, offering an interactive production hub to 3,700 creatives; The Edge in Amsterdam, which has been recognised internationally as "the smartest and most sustainable building in the world"; and The Francis Crick Institute, Europe's largest biomedical research institute, housing more than a thousand scientists from different disciplines next to King's Cross Station.

Current projects include The Collective Stratford (London's first micro apartment building), Nova Victoria (the largest planning consent in Westminster) and the urban regeneration of Old Oak Park - a new district which will deliver 7,000 new homes for London.

Biography

Ron Bakker is a founding partner of PLP Architecture, and has led major projects to successful completion both in the UK and abroad, including The Edge for Deloitte in Amsterdam, the world's most sustainable office building. Ron has a particular interest in new technologies and their impact on productivity and well-being. He speaks at universities around the world, and at forums on real estate, urban development and digital technology in architecture, including TEDx.

This is a free event. Please register as places are limited.

Sky Central HQ - by PLP Architecture, AL_A, HASSELL, Arup and Mace.

The Indoor Environmental Quality Laboratory   View Summary
2 June 2017

The Indoor Environmental Quality Laboratory (IEQ) at the University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning invites you to join our symposium to meet our new members: Professor Jianlei Niu, Dr Arianna Brambilla and Ms Jing Xiong.

The mission of the IEQ Lab is to quantify and improve the quality of internal environments in buildings where we spend over 90% of our day-to-day lives. The Lab applies rigorous scientific methods to identify and quantify the impacts of indoor environments on comfort, health, wellbeing and productivity of their occupants. 

Come along and hear about their latest research, discuss possible synergies and cooperation opportunities.

Airflow Inside Building Spaces: Relevance to Energy Efficiency and Indoor Environmental Health

In this presentation, Professor Jianlei Niu will speak about the fundamentals of Computational Fluid Dynamics and its applications to the design of stratified air distribution systems, data centre cooling and stratified water tank thermal storage, and control of air-borne infections in multi–storey residential buildings.

Our Inherent Desire for Control - A Pilot Study on Perceived Control and Comfort Sensations

Dr Arianna Brambill will present a pilot case study which investigates the the implications of offering different environmental control degrees to users on their comfort consciousness.

The Effect of Temperature Steps on Human Health and Thermal Comfort

Ms Jing Xiong, PhD student in Thermal Environment at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, will present results from a series of surveys and experiments which explore human responses to temperature changes from psychological and physiological perspectives.

This is a FREE event. Please RSVP as seats are limited.

Meet Sydney - Online Webinars   View Summary
14 June 2017

Register for our webinars to learn more about the University of Sydney and to get ready for study and life at Sydney. We welcome the best and brightest students from around the globe, so you will be part of a diverse network of leading academics and lifelong friends.

Studying the Bachelor of Design Computing

Wednesday 14 June, from 7 to 7:30pm

Find out more about the Bachelor of Design Computing – the only undergraduate program in Australia that provides specialised training for a career in the emerging fields of interaction design and creative technologies.
Presenter: Associate Professor Martin Tomitsch, Chair of Design and Bachelor of Design Computing Program Director, Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning

Register online

Studying the Master of Interaction Design and Electronic Arts

Wednesday 14 June, from 6:30 to 7pm

Find out more about the Master of Interaction Design and Electronic Arts – a degree that enables you to design for the future, using the emergent technologies of today. 
Presenter: Dr Luke Hespanhol, Acting Master of Interaction Design and Electronic Arts Program Director, Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning

Register online

Design @ Dusk - IDEA edition   View Summary
20 June 2017

Design @ Dusk is a talk series on design research brought to you by the Design Lab and the University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning.

As the sun goes down, join us for a series of informal, inspiring and fast-paced talks exploring the possibilities for design to affect change, accompanied by an exhibition, drinks and light snacks.

This special edition of Design@Dusk discusses the experiences of graduating students from the Master of Interaction Design and Electronic Arts, coupled with an exhibition of some of the recent works created by at the IDEA Studio (Digital Placemaking), Graduation Studio (Technology for Health) and the Capstone Research.

We will also welcome an esteemed international keynote speaker - Dr. Ing. Priyakorn Pusawiro, Lecturer at King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi in Bangkok, Thailand, and Director of the ESIC Lab - whose teaching and research finds strong parallels with the work developed by the MIDEA students.

PROGRAM

5.30 - 6.30pm
MIDEA exhibition and networking drinks

6.30 - 7.10pm
Public Talks

  1. The MIDEA exhibition
    Luke Hespanhol and Karen Cochrane
    Overview of IDEA Studio, Graduation Studio and Capstone Research
     
  2. The MIDEA experience - Graduation Studio
    David Bunton and Rhys Hobbs
    From novices to masters: reflections on the MIDEA journey
     
  3. The MIDEA experience - Capstone Research
    Lisa Miller and Muzi Hu
    From novices to masters: reflections on the MIDEA journey
     
  4. The MIDEA community
    Dr. Ing. Priyakorn Pusawiro
    ESIC Lab: enhancing interactivity between digital media and human beings

7.10 - 8.00pm
MIDEA exhibition and networking drinks

This is a FREE event, however please register as places are limited

HOW CAN DESIGN-LED THINKING IMPROVE HEALTH AND WELLBEING?   View Summary
27 June 2017

How can experts in design contribute to healthier lives for all? What can engineers, designers, and computer scientists do to transform how we access, understand and deliver better health?

Principles of design and engineering underpin our everyday lives, and their proper application can have a significant impact on the health of individuals and communities.

Systems for organising our health services benefit from design expertise to improve access and accountability, ultimately enabling people to get the right treatment sooner, and with minimal waste of resources. Personalised technologies such as smartphone apps enable people facing diverse challenges like cultural barriers, disability and geographical isolation to contribute to the management of their own health. Engineering and iterative design is accelerating the development of better treatment tools, practices and appliances, which results in fewer medical interventions, shorter periods of hospitalisation and faster recovery for patients.

Join our expert panel of design technologists to for this exciting conversation about how principles of design are already improving our health, and to explore what more is possible for the future of better health, by design.

THE SPEAKERS:

  • Dr Naseem Ahmadpour, Lecturer in Design Thinking at the Design Lab, School of Architecture, Design and Planning, University of Sydney. Dr Ahmadpour’s research is interdisciplinary and broadly focused on design for wellbeing and life enjoyment. She investigates motivation and perceived abilities in relation to behaviours, decisions and experiences in areas of exercise and healthy behaviour and explores new possibilities in design. Her research is aimed at inspiring new technologies that enhance one’s ability to self-regulate and to overcome perceived limitations and therefore enjoy a higher quality of life.
  • Tegan Cheng is a postdoctoral researcher at the Engineering Prototypes and Implants for Children (EPIC) Lab, based at the Kids Research Institute at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead. She graduated with double undergraduate degrees in Biomedical Engineering and Medical Science from the University of Sydney. In 2016 she was awarded her PhD, which focused on the use of tissue engineering constructs to improve fracture healing and other bone deficiencies. Currently, one of Tegan’s main research interests is in the development of new medical devices to provide solutions within paediatric orthopaedics. Working closely with clinicians, Tegan aims to design novel implants that address the unmet needs in this field. She believes strongly in the need for translatable and multi-disciplinary research and is driven to see new technologies integrated into clinical practice.


Headed by paediatric orthopaedic surgeon Professor David Little, the EPIC lab at the Kids Research Institute is using 3D modelling and 3D printing to improve and transform treatment strategies for children. Using iterative design approaches, the EPIC lab focuses on developing specialised implants and orthotics for children with the aim of addressing the unique challenges associated with the growing skeleton.

The Design Lab is a research group in the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning, committed to interdisciplinary, design-led research that leads to improved interactions and experiences through and with digital technology. Research in the Design Lab focuses on three core aspects of design: the process and theory of human-centred design; the design of innovative solutions; and the use of digital products.

This event is free and open to all. We request you register online.

Disruptive Urbanism? Implications of the 'Sharing Economy' for Cities, Regions, and Urban Policy   View Summary
27 June 2017

The emergence of the “sharing economy” and the “disruptive technologies” that underpin this new movement have profound yet largely unexamined implications for cities and urban policy. Advocates of this movement claim that they can ‘solve’ problems such as urban congestion and unaffordable housing by unleashing spare capacity within existing homes, offices, and transport systems through services such as Airbnb (short term accommodation), Shardesk.net (office space) and Uber (ridesharing). However, research on these practices and the ways in which urban policy makers might respond remains very limited.

This public event draws on new research on ride-sharing, shared work spaces, and online home-sharing to canvas how different forms and modes of the “sharing economy” are manifesting in cities and regions, and the implications for urban living.

Speakers include:

Professor Robyn Dowling (University of Sydney)

Dr Tooran Alizadeh and Dr Somwrita Sarkar (University of Sydney)

Richard Hu (University of Canberra)

Darren Sharp (Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute (CUSP))

Professor Nicole Gurran (University of Sydney) (Convenor and MC)

6.00pm Refreshments Served
6.30pm Presentations (10 min each)
7.30pm Discussion

This event is free. Please register as space is limited.

Planning and Inequality after Ferguson: A Reflection on Policy and Practice   View Summary
29 June 2017

The United States has been undergoing unprecedented turmoil and calls for change following the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri on 9 August 2014. The callous disrespect for his life and the residents in the neighborhood lit a fire within the social justice community, sparking protests and outrage that quickly spread across the country. Dr. Coffin will discuss the unexamined role that planning played (or didn’t play) in creating these systems of inequality. Using Ferguson, Missouri as a backdrop, she will explore the challenges that concentrated poverty creates for communities.

Dr. Sarah L. Coffin is an associate professor of planning and development at Saint Louis University in St Louis, Missouri. Her work focuses on the spatial impacts of planning and development decisions on distressed communities. She has published work that considers the role that tax increment financing plays in the distribution of resources and investment across metro areas in the US. She has also published work that examines the impact of brownfields on distressed communities. Dr. Coffin has a PhD in City and Regional Planning from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners.

6.00pm Refreshments Served
6.30pm Lecture commences

This event is free. Please register as space is limited.

July
The Suburban Harvest - Food [at] Sydney Seminar Series   View Summary
11 July 2017

Food in our own backyard - exploring the past, present, and future for urban food production.

Australian suburbs have been a site of food production for over one hundred years. This seminar explores the past, present and future or urban food production.

Who are the suburban harvesters?

What do these histories tell us about the cultures and values of suburban Australia?

In an era of rapid social, environmental and economic change, how can the suburban harvest contribute to a vision of a more just and sustainable urban food system?

Speakers:

Dr Brian Jones, Associate Professor, Sydney Institute of Agriculture, University of Sydney

Dr Jennifer Kent, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning, University of Sydney

Dr Laura Fisher, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney

Ananth Gopal, Australian Centre for Environmental Research, University of Wollongong

 

ABOUT THE 2017 FOOD [AT] SYDNEY SEMINAR SERIES

Food [at] Sydney will bring together city planners, public health advocates, food system scholars, urban developers, food producers, retailers and eaters to discuss how food is woven through the fabric of everyday life in this increasingly urban century, connecting the many social and environmental injustices in the world around us.

Please RSVP for this event.

Series Chair: Dr Alana Mann, Chair of Department, Department of Media and Communications, University of Sydney

Sydney Environment Institute - Climate Change in the City   View Summary
26 July 2017

Examining the effects of climate change on urban environments

Sydney Environment Institute in partnership with Sydney Ideas and the School of Architecture Design and Planning

Climate change is now widely recognised as one of the paramount environmental challenges of our time. As a so-called global issue, the social and political response to climate change has traditionally been seen as a matter for international negotiations and the politics of national governments, transnational corporations and non-governmental organisations. However, over the past two decades it has become clear that climate change is an equally vital urban issue – as centres of population and economic activity, cities are thought to contribute significantly to overall emissions of greenhouse gases on the one hand, and to be vulnerable to the impacts of climate change on the other. Numerous municipal governments, the transnational networks they have formed, and other urban actors, including the business and community sectors, have mobilised to respond to climate change through the city.

What are we to make of this phenomenon, of climate change as an urban issue? In this talk, Harriet Bulkeley will explain that the coming of climate change to the city poses three critical questions for the research and policy community: questions of response; questions of justice; and questions of meaning.

About the Speaker:

HarrietBulkeleyis a Professor of Geography, Durham University. Her research focuses on environmental governance and the politics of climate change, energy and sustainable cities. Harriet has undertaken commissioned research for the European Commission, UN-Habitat and the World Bank and was one of 180 social scientists included in the international Clarivate Analytics/Thompson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers list. Click here for full bio.

Respondent: Robyn Dowling, Associate Dean Research, Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning, University of Sydney
Chair: David Schlosberg, Co-Director, Sydney Environment Institute, University of Sydney

#ClimateCities

This event is free. Please register as space is limited.

August
A small exhibition   View Summary
10 August 2017

A small exhibition is the gathering of 20 projects made in the last few years by local architecture practices, or by practices working locally, at a small scale. Each project is residential in nature and comes about as a result of the transformation of an existing space, or place. In each instance the result has been a radical increase in the amenity enjoyed by the inhabitants within a tiny footprint, literally, environmentally & economically.

For us these projects provide an answer to the deceptively simple question; how could we live better?

Contributors include: Nicholas Gurney, Anthony Gill, Retallack Thompson, Ian Moore, Takt, Stephen Collier, Alexander Symes, Archer Office, Silvester Fuller, panovscott, Trias, Drew Heath, Durbach Block Jaggers, Breathe Architecture, Casey Brown, Architect Prineas, Welsh Major, Peter Stutchbury, Tribe Studio and Brad Swartz.

This event is free. Please register as space is limited.

Insights from the Urban Housing Lab: Researchers and Practitioners in Conversation   View Summary
10 August 2017
NSW Minister for Planning, Minister of Housing and Special Minister of State, the Hon Anthony Roberts joins a presentation by the University of Sydney's Professor Nicole Gurran on recent research investigating the big issues for housing and planning in Australia - from the impact of home sharing platforms such as Airbnb and Flatmates, to housing affordability, social housing and global real estate politics. A panel discussion with Dr Deborah Dearing (Greater Sydney Commission), Gavin Tonnet (Stockland) and Ned Cutcher (Tenants' Union of NSW) will respond to the key issues highlighted.

Register Here.

2017 Noel Chettle Memorial Art Prize Exhibition   View Summary
22 August 2017

Please join us to celebrate the 2017 Noel Chettle Memorial Art Prize Exhibition.

The exhibition will showcase a selection of outstanding cross-disciplinary works by our students who participated in the Art Processes units between semester 2 2016 and semester 1 2017, at the University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning.

Established in 1978 by Mrs. E.M. Chettle, widow of the late Noel Chettle, the prizes recognize innovation in art and design.

Six students will be awarded for their achievements across the two categories of 2D and 3D Processes.

We look forward to sharing our impressive collection of student work with you.

This is a FREE event, however please RSVP.

Guest Lecture: Barry Webb AM   View Summary
24 August 2017

The University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning invites you to a special lecture by Adjunct Professor Barry Webb AM.

During this talk, Webb will provide commentary on the history of modern lighting, including the origins of the incandescent lamp in New York in the late 1800’s.

A number of lighting works will be illustrated and explained including three major Australian lighting projects:

  • The Great Hall, University of Sydney
  • The Sydney Olympic Games
  • Anzac Parade and Lake Edge, Canberra

This is a FREE event, however please register as places are limited.

September
Bachelor of Design Computing (Honours)   View Summary
11 September 2017

Presenter: Dr Kazjon Grace, Program Director of the Bachelor of Design Computing, Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning

Join us to find out more about the Bachelor of Design Computing (Honours), a degree highly regarded by employers. Learn how through honours you can develop a deeper level of academic thought and research in an area of particular interest, identified during your three years of study in the Bachelor of Design Computing.

Session 1
Monday 11 September, 1 to 2pm
Room 268, Sentient Laboratory, Wilkinson Building (G04)

Session 2
Wednesday 13 September, 3 to 4pm
Lecture Theatre 1, Wilkinson Building (G04)

Construction 3D Printing, transforming habitat and the built environment   View Summary
11 September 2017

Join James Gardiner, Lead of Construction 3D Printing Innovation with the Engineering Excellence Group, Laing O'Rourke, for a free public lecture on Monday 11 September.

James currently has 15 patents pending for a diverse set of 3D Printing systems and enabling technologies/methods. One of these technologies - FreeFAB Wax - started commercial production in April 2017 on the Crossrail project in the UK, currently the largest project in the EU.

His award-winning work in architecture and artificial reefs has been published in print (books, newspapers, magazines, online), TV and exhibited internationally.

James is a registered non-practicing architect and previously ran his own architectural practice, Fahn Studio based in Sydney, specialising in emerging digital design, Construction 3D Printing and prefabrication. He was awarded a PhD at RMIT University in 2011.

Bachelor of Design in Architecture (Honours) Information Session   View Summary
12 September 2017

Presenter: Dr Glen Hill, Associate Professor in Architectural History and Theory, Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning

Join us to find out more about the Bachelor of Design in Architecture (Honours), a degree highly regarded by employers. Learn how through honours you can develop a deeper level of academic thought and research in an area of particular interest, identified during your three years of study in the Bachelor of Design in Architecture.

Please register here.

International best practice in urban planning   View Summary
14 September 2017

The Emerging New Paradigm
The Launch of Leslie Stein’s new book by the Hon. Rob Stokes M.P.

The University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning, where Leslie Stein is an Adjunct Professor of Urban Planning, invites you to attend the launch of his book Comparative Urban Land Use Planning: Best Practice, published by Sydney University Press.

The book will be launched by the Hon. Rob Stokes, M.P, Minister for Education and former New South Wales Minister for Planning.

Professor Stein will discuss his findings of 7 years of research into the planning practices of 80 countries in search of what works.

His conclusion is that the real urban problems: depression, alcohol and drug addiction, crime, income inequality, poverty, racism, alienation and family dysfunction are not aided by a strategic plan, a zoning map and development controls. Best practices are, however, emerging to address these issues, changing the way that urban planning is conceived.

RSVP: This is a free event. Please register as places are limited.

Before Midnight   View Summary
21 September 2017

The University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning invites you to attend our guest lecture, Before Midnight, with founding principal of the art and architecture practice *Alibi Studio, Catie Newell.

During this talk, Newell will share recent installation and photography endeavors that focus on the life of works that are keyed into the night. The discussion will linger on working with lights and its lack as a means to drive and reveal varied spatial and material behaviors.

Please register online for this event.

Biography:
Catie Newell is the founding principal of the art and architecture practice *Alibi Studio and the Director of the Master of Science in Architectural Design and Research program with concentrations in Material Systems and Digital Technologies at the University of Michigan. Newell is also an Associate Professor of Architecture at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Design. Newell's work and research captures spaces and material effects, focusing on the development of atmospheres through the exploration of textures, volumes, and the effects of light or lack thereof. Newell's creative practice has been widely recognized for exploring design construction and materiality in relationship to location and geography, and cultural contingencies. She is a Lucas Fellow, a Kresge Artist Fellow, and a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome.

Midnight Opening Event   View Summary
28 September 2017

This exhibition lingers in the night. The suspended installations and photographic prints measure the difference between darkness and illumination, revealing alternate forms in night and day, from near or far, and from various points of view. Intricate and suspended, the works require an attentive, intimate viewing, and a deepened sensitivity to the different spatial worlds that light and dark inscribe.

Midnight captures an instant in Detroit when darkness is displaced and light misregisters the urban landscape.

More information about Midnight.
October
Portfolio Day   View Summary
7 October 2017

Portfolio submission is a way for students who have achieved close to the required ATAR (or equivalent) to be considered for entry into our programs. In conjunction with the ATAR and other formal assessment systems, the portfolio assists us with identifying students who have the potential to excel in higher education through studying architecture or design computing. Students expecting to receive an ATAR of up to five points lower than or roughly around the ATAR required are encouraged to submit their portfolio to the School for consideration.

Portfolio submission is only available for domestic applicants to the following degrees:

Architecture
Bachelor of Design in Architecture
Bachelor of Design in Architecture (Honours)/Master of Architecture
Bachelor of Architecture and Environments

Design Computing
Bachelor of Design Computing
Bachelor of Design Computing/Bachelor of Advanced Studies.

Portfolio submission is not available for the combined degree with engineering.

Registration for the Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning's Portfolio Day is essential, as places are limited.

For the degrees offered in Architecture, please register here.

For the degrees offered in Design Computing, please register here.

To find out more about preparing a portfolio for admission to our courses, visit: sydney.edu.au/architecture/pathways

Remember, the future is in your hands - it's yours for the taking.

Fitbits: Healthy Habits or Expensive Accessories?    View Summary
25 October 2017

Raising The Bar

Have you done your 10,000 steps today? Half of all Australians are using wearable health technology to track their movements, but does it really motivate us to be healthier? Research indicates there is no proven link between weight loss and step counters. In fact, one third of users discard their wearable device within six months of buying it. There seems to be a widely held belief that using fitbit, smart watches and health apps would motivate us to become healthier. But is that true? Are these technologies failing us? Discussing this downward trend is Naseem Ahmadpour, who will explore new potentials for self-tracking and future opportunities for designing wearable health technologies.

BIO 

Design for good? This is the underlying premise of Naseem Ahmadpour’s research, which is a blend of design and psychology. She investigates how motivation and self-regulation can affect behaviour, and the role devices and technologies can play in contributing to a higher quality of life. She currently a lecturer in design computing at the University of Sydney school of Architecture, Design and Planning.

About Raising the Bar:
Raising the Bar is a worldwide initiative aimed at making education a part of a city’s popular culture. We create one of a kind, knowledge-driven events in unusual locations. Our goal is to raise the bar on the content people consume in their everyday lives.

Free tickets

Driverless Cars - Are We Ready?    View Summary
25 October 2017

Raising The Bar

It sounds like a science fiction movie, but technological optimists predict driverless cars will be dominating our roads within the next five years. Dissecting the promise and perils of driverless cars is Robyn Dowling, who will examine how they will shape our cities and our lives as we know them.

BIO 
In the face of rapid technological expansion and climate change, Robyn Dowling’s research has never been more pertinent. An urban geographer and planner in the Faculty of Architecture Design and Planning, Robyn is well known for her research on social and cultural geographies of cities, and in particular suburban homes and neighbourhoods of Sydney and energy transitions in commercial office spaces. 

About Raising the Bar:
Raising the Bar is a worldwide initiative aimed at making education a part of a city’s popular culture. We create one of a kind, knowledge-driven events in unusual locations. Our goal is to raise the bar on the content people consume in their everyday lives.

Free tickets

November
D17   View Summary
23 November 2017
D.17 brings together projects from the Bachelor of Design Computing and Master of Interaction Design and Electronic Arts. Students will showcase ground-breaking new ideas in emerging digital technologies and creative thinking across robotics and drones, mobile apps, 3D modelling, interactive digital installations, and wearable technology.
The 2017 Architecture Graduate Exhibition   View Summary
30 November 2017 to 16 December 2017
This exhibition will showcase the work of graduating students from the Master of Architecture, the Bachelor of Design in Architecture and for the first time this year, the Bachelor of Architecture & Environments. Together with a highly regarded exhibition publication, works will display the intellectual, technical, socially responsible explorations of the next generation of architects and designers.
December
The 2017 Architecture Graduate Exhibition   View Summary
30 November 2017 to 16 December 2017
This exhibition will showcase the work of graduating students from the Master of Architecture, the Bachelor of Design in Architecture and for the first time this year, the Bachelor of Architecture & Environments. Together with a highly regarded exhibition publication, works will display the intellectual, technical, socially responsible explorations of the next generation of architects and designers.