Recent projects that span furniture design, climate change adaptation, architecture and redirective practice.
trans-form-it is a response to challenges of urbanisation which affect us today such as reduced living spaces and increased mobility, and it encourages a dialogue which questions our current expectations of furniture as functionally and aesthetically determinate.
This inaugural international conference (hosted by the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility on the Gold Coast) on climate change adaptation included 1000 international delegates from industry and government.
I travelled to Helsinki to participate in this annual exhibition that presents ecological products from designers around the world. The theme for 2011 was ‘Multifunctionality’.
‘Moving Cities: Moving People: Moving Minds’, was a transdisciplinary exhibition developed to be part of the inaugural design triennial in Brisbane; Unlimited: Designing for the Asia Pacific.
As part of my PhD research into craft practices in small regional communities, I spent December 2014 in beautiful Fiskars, 80km west of Helsinki, as as artist in residence.
Intersection is an ongoing facilitated workshop process by Paul Fairweather. It is about the creativity of business and the business of creativity.
In collaboration with Gall Architects and Green Leaf Engineers we submitted an entry into the Helsinki City Library design competition.
The topic for this presentation was centred on the need to develop redirective design strategies which enable the our cities to adapt to a changing climate.
I curated the exhibition ON THE EDGE as a visual display of crisis at the crossroads, presenting craftsmanship which may either become obsolete and forgotten, or through a new design direction may be celebrated as the sustaining and desirable choice for our future consumer culture.