WORKAROUND – Women Design Action is a series of online broadcast and live events exploring the practices and ideas of 14 women who focus on advocacy and activism in their architectural and related practices.
Curated by Kate Rhodes, Fleur Watson (RMIT University) and Naomi Stead (Monash University), WORKAROUND is presented as a series of 14 episodes, each led by one a practitioner. Topics range from the safety of gender-diverse people in cities, led by Simona Castricum, to the idea of ‘collective inquiry’ in delivering education, led by Mary Featherston. The curators will present a 15th episode, exploring curatorial activism. Two of the episodes, ‘The Jane Approach: Onomatopoeia-Play-Day’and ‘Sensory City’, are happening as part of Open House Melbourne.
The episodes run from 25 July – 11 August 2018, and can be attended in person or listened to online in real time. We recommend checking the website to find something that appeals to you!
Onigiri is a staple found everywhere in Japan: from the aisles of convenience stores to fancy food halls. This week, the wonderful Julia Busuttil Nishimura shares two quick recipes for home made onigiri with mustard greens and umeboshi, and mushroom onigiri (scroll down for more), for a rice-filled belly on the go
As a number of Melbourne's prominent gay venues started to close down, Sam Cremean felt a sense of loss. This prompted him to investigate what was happening to gay neighbourhoods internationally. He discovered that these important spaces were slowly disappearing from cities around the world
Where European architecture starts with the exterior shape of the building, Asian buildings are imagined from the inside out. Curators of the acclaimed Indonesia Pavilion at Venice Biennale 2018, Ary Indra and David Setiadi, elucidate how 'emptiness' is sculpted in Indonesian architecture, one remarkable building at a time