Contributor: Genevieve Murray

Genevieve Murray’s Sydney-based design practice, Future Method Studio, works across architectural, cultural, and urban projects, with a collaborative and socially conscious focus. She is currently working on projects in India, Alice Springs, Redfern and Newcastle, as well as having recently collaborated with FOUNDation Projects, MS4A, and Archrival on work for the Sydney Architecture Festival 2013 and the Venice Architecture Biennale 2012.

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Contested Space: Art and the Right to the City

At the 20th Biennale of Sydney, two works by Keg de Souza and Richard Bell addressed the widespread marginalisation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices in Australia, and those of the country's various migrant populations. Genevieve Murray speaks with the artists about the significance of those works and the ways both artists utilise space to generate conversation around inequality.

Social Architecture and (un)sustainability: NORD Architects Copenhagen

Johannes Molander Pedersen and Morten Rask Gregersen, founding partners of Danish architectural firm NORD, met when working and studying in London. Returning home to a stagnant construction industry and economic crisis in their native Denmark, they began practicing without buildings – a social architecture in lean yet progressive times.

ELBOWRKSHP: A Studio at the Centre

Just off the Stuart Highway in Alice Springs, cornered to the west by a red rocky outcrop and to the east by a smash repair shop frequented by police troopies and dented Winnebagos, is Elbowrkshp–a creative space run by designer Elliat Rich, and bespoke shoemaker James B. Young.

Transitional Architecture in Christchurch

Our world is made better by those who throw caution to the wind to do what they love. Put a person like architect, urbanist and publisher Barnaby Bennett in the middle of a catastrophic natural disaster and what you get is an inspired revisioning of a city and what it means to belong.