Performing Explications: Reflections on the ‘CEAH at Iowa State’ Symposium: What is the Urban? Registers of a World Interior

“The modern urban experiment was stopped before it even got started. We need to restore experimentation to urban thinking. We need to make a better machine, not destroy the machine. Experimentation needs to be revised.” -Albert Pope (Rice University) “By a show of hands, how many of you think we’ve passed or will soon pass a tipping point, and that the world as we know … Continue reading Performing Explications: Reflections on the ‘CEAH at Iowa State’ Symposium: What is the Urban? Registers of a World Interior

Sydney Olympic Park: The Homebush Brickpit Ring Walk

18 metres above ground and 550 metres in circumference, the Brickpit Ring Walk is a remarkable piece of interpretive design. From the clarity of its diagram – a perfect yellow Olympic circle super-imposed over a degraded landscape – to the way it frames (and subsequently disappears) at three different scales – the acid green wetland, the significant buildings within the curtilage, the perforations that reduce … Continue reading Sydney Olympic Park: The Homebush Brickpit Ring Walk