journal

Schmonorail

Highly recommend the blogging of the great Vanessa Berry. In particular, she has been blogging about the city of Sydney at Mirror Sydney and for the Museum of Sydney's Public Sydney blog. Recently she posted a farewell tour of the Sydney monorail, and as a long-time big complainer about the monorail I had to comment... You are … Continue reading Schmonorail

Ying Gao

Been looking at the work of Canadian designer Ying Gao. Always interested in the way form and volume can be used in wearable objects. And her work oscillates between such objects that might be more commonly called 'clothes' and other, much more odd socio-environmental interactions. Dezeen has featured her gaze-activated dresses which glow with photo-luminescent … Continue reading Ying Gao

Cortlandt Alley Museum

Think I might have missed a calling in experience design/ museum display. Bite-sized, idiosyncratic social history... in a disused elevator shaft in New York. “There’s this whole world of artifacts that go unseen because they’re details of everyday landscape,” says one of the founders, Alex Kalman. Read a recent review in the Gothamist.

Ontosoroh video

Just starting work on this project with the wonderful Ade Suharto (choreographer) and amazing Peni Candra Rini (singer), a re-imagining of the character Nyai Ontosoroh from Pramoedya Ananta Toer's seminal postcolonial novel This Earth of Mankind. These video excerpts from the first stage development in Indonesia last year.

Hello Radelaide

Just arrived for production and rehearsal lead up to In Lieu's season in the OzAsia Festival. Bad $4 coffee from the Festival Centre café (isn't there a $3-something ceiling?) but set construction is all well in hand, likely to be delivered early. Looked at Richard Serra's amazing steel sculptures and torqued walls for early inspiration … Continue reading Hello Radelaide

transporter

Inhabit recently posted this intro to the new Transbay Transit Terminal in San Francisco, currently under construction. Not only will it have wind turbines and geothermal heating and grey water recycling, it will have a "5.4 acre green roof that will act as a city park and will host variety of cultural activities." Are you … Continue reading transporter