May 3rd, 2013
Episode 275 of 346 episodes
Tonight we have Robert Nelson joining us, art critic for The Age, associate professor at Monash Univeristy and prolific writer about everything from art and design to urban planning and bicycles. Robert is the author ofThe Space Wasters: The architecture of Australian misanthropy-http://www.planning.org.au/documents/item/3512. Other recent articles Robert Nelson has written in relation to our cities and suburbs include: 'Let's settle this: inner city living is more sustainable' -http://theconversation.com/lets-settle-this-inner-city-living-is-more-sustainable-13135 'The grass isn’t greener in the outer‘burbs' -http://theconversation.com/the-grass-isnt-greener-in-the-outer-burbs-12532. NEWS and EVENTS ·RMIT Australian Architecture Lecture Series,this Friday @ 2.30pm – Conrad Hamann talking about Australian architecture of the 1980s followed by our very own Stuart Harrison @ 4pm talking about the 90s and 00s. ·No Place Like (a Temporary) Home / Creating Comfort out of Chaos, A collaborative effort by Melbourne-based architectural and design firms, The Emergency Shelter Exhibition constructs their ideas into life-size installations, which will be on display at Federation Square, Melbourne from the 2 – 5 May 2013. ·Bryan Boyer and Justin Cook from the Helsinki Design Labwill be speaking his thursday the 2nd of May, at Melbourne Uni about Strategic Design, and how it can be applied to shaping cities, spaces and cultures. In particular focusing on the new project Brickstarter, a prototype platform for crowdfunding / crowdsourcing for the built environment, and Low2No, a sustainable urban development in Helsinki. Thursday, 2 May - 6:00pmThe Open Stage, 757 Swanston Street, University of Melbourne, limited places, register athttp://abpagenda3.eventbrite.com.au/#.