Moscow’s Garage Museum of Contemporary Art is currently hosting a major retrospective of the work of renowned British architect David Adjaye. Adjaye first became known for his residential dwellings in the early 2000s, prior to expanding his practice into the realm of the public with projects including the recent Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture completed in Washington DC last year. The exhibition presents a selection of more than twenty of Adjaye’s projects and is divided into four sections, each devoted to a particular aspect of his practice. Living spaces (domestic architecture), Democracy of Knowledge (civic and educational projects) and African Research make up three of these sections. The final section, Asiapolis, compiles the studio’s ambitious research into the state of post-Soviet urban landscapes, from population density to urban infrastructure.
Artists Justin Shoulder and Matt Stegh live, work and breathe for their community. Across performance, costuming, queer parties and nightlife, the two combine the personal and the political – a fusion expressed beautifully within their home. On a still, sunny winter morning in Sydney’s Summer Hill, I had the pleasure of visiting Justin and Matt at home, where they’ve lived since 2011
In an era in which digital technologies are transforming social interactions, Ishita Chatterjee draws parallels between the habitual unveiling of our daily life via the virtual realm and the revealing qualities of the architectural 'glass house', in this week's reflection on privacy in an ever-more public realm
For the past six years Schoolhouse Studios have channelled their efforts into providing cheap studio spaces to Melbourne artists and creative businesses. About to launch their first-ever fundraising exhibition at their Rupert St home, co-directors Alice Glenn and Hazel Brown tell us the story of the very bumpy road to Schoolhouse success