Sunday, 12 February 2012

Brunswick's ART-ificial Park

I don't think this particular piece of work is shown enough. 

The signs of gentrification are increasingly evident in different parts of Brunswick. It is often a misconception that to maintain a certain character of a place, the place itself has to be locked up in a glass box and viewed from a distance. But in reality, it is the people that inhabit Brunswick that give meaning to the place. Brunswick is identified by the people that live, work and play there, calling it their home.

The proposal is to create a public place that explores and exploits the human qualities and activities that come naturally from Brunswick. A strong core of visual artists has lived around the area for at least 15 years. A broader artistic community has bloomed- writers, film makers, photographers, ceramicists, musicians, sculptors and performance artists. By integrating an arts based facility with a public centre, Brunswick ART-ficial Park fuses activity with both architecture and landscape, a hub for the arts that flows on to adjacent spaces.

I love this project.

Friday, 10 February 2012

Connecting the Disconnected

Carefully designed interventions can breathe life and encourage social pedestrian lifestyles in deteriorating urban spaces. But as traditional solutions fail to keep up with present ways of living, cities are realizing that integrating them into the existing fabric is a challenge with solutions more complex than simply compressing a standard building plan onto a narrow building lot. So the story goes..

Sunday, 5 February 2012