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Emergence of food gardens prompts turning vacant properties into urban farms

20 Oct, 2020

Recent growing fears of food shortages and empty supermarket shelves have spurred the emergence of fruit and vegetable gardens on residential properties, and independent ‘urban farms’ for local communities at apartment blocks and on suburban land pockets. Restaurant food gardens are also proving to be popular. Subsequently, award-winning urban design…

MANRAGS transforms into UPPAREL

14 Oct, 2020

MANRAGS has cemented its authority in the fashion textiles industry by preventing one million textiles from ending up in landfill. A leader in the global circular fashion concept, MANRAGS created a textile diversion program in the midst of a global pandemic. Breaking down the barriers of traditional fashion by tackling…

JamFactory presents Generate 2020 showcase

14 Oct, 2020

Generate 2020 – the tenth and final curated exhibition of work by the final cohort of artists and designers completing the two-year JamFactory Associate program. Since 2010, Generate has been an annual showcase of outstanding work and new ideas. This exhibition celebrates JamFactory’s role in nurturing emerging talent and is a launch pad for…

Vision for new public square at Tech Central

14 Oct, 2020

A major new public square at Sydney’s Central station is one step closer, with the City of Sydney releasing its vision for a high-tech, green and people-friendly precinct. Following Council endorsement of the initial design concepts, the City will now work with the NSW Government, including Transport for NSW as…

MPavilion 2020 program highlights revealed

14 Oct, 2020

The Naomi Milgrom Foundation has released highlights of the MPavilion 2020 program – Australia’s leading architecture and design event. Dynamic in approach and optimistic in spirit, the season responds to the challenges of a year beset by a pandemic with a more significant investment in artists, performers, and collaborators. The…

AILA announces 2020 National Landscape Architecture Awards winners

14 Oct, 2020

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) has revealed the winners of the 2020 National Landscape Architecture Awards in its first ever virtual awards program. AILA recognised 46 winners across 15 categories for exceptional practice, validating talent, commitment, and design excellence. Among the total winners, 13 Awards of Excellence were…

MPavilion release 2020 physical distancing furniture

13 Oct, 2020

In collaboration with Melbourne Fringe’s Fringe Furniture program, the Naomi Milgrom Foundation today released the design for the MPavilion 2020 stool, by local interior designer and architect Holly Board in partnership with Peter Grove, both of BoardGrove Architects. The commission – titled STOOL DOLLY – is part of MPavilion’s response to a pandemic year…

One of Australia’s largest-ever restoration projects launched to support bushfire recovery

9 Oct, 2020

Global pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, the Global EverGreening Alliance and Greening Australia today mark the official launch of a major project to plant 25 million trees across Australia – one of the largest-ever privately funded restoration projects in the country. The project will cover approximately 20 000 hectares of land, equivalent to one-quarter of the city of Canberra in…

Food for thought: edible public spaces

9 Oct, 2020

Food is a central part of culture, and at a fundamental level, we also need it. However, food production can be quite removed, even absent, from our daily lives, with much of the population living in urban areas far from distant agricultural regions. Dr Joshua Zeunert from UNSW Built Environment says many people have…

NGV announces more than 100 artists and designers for NGV Triennial

8 Oct, 2020

Exploring some of the most globally relevant and pressing issues of our time, including isolation, representation and speculation on the future, the NGV Triennial will present a large-scale exhibition of international contemporary art, design and architecture. Featuring 86 projects by more than 100 artists, designers and collectives from more than…