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Introduction to eco labels - what they are and how they can be used - by Tim
Grant. This video is part of the Design Victoria ‘Eco-Design How to Kit’, and
prepared by the Centre for Design at RMIT University.

Chris Bosse - Partner and Director, LAVA (Laboratory for Visionary Architecture) - discusses the Beijing Aquatic Centre, built for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, and other LAVA projects. Interview by Design Victoria, based at RMIT.

Building the Community: In June 2007, RMIT University and Architects Without Frontiers were invited to design a learning centre and transitional housing for the street kids of Hoi An, Vietnam.

Étienne Mineur, graduate of École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (ENSAD) in Paris, speaks to Design Victoria ( In 2000, Mineur, a graphic designer, established Incandescence, developing websites for Issey Miyake as well as design interfaces for companies such as Nokia and Orange. More recently, he has been developing a website for Chanel. Part 1 of 4.

Étienne Mineur, graduate of École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (ENSAD) in Paris, speaks to Design Victoria ( In 2000, Mineur, a graphic designer, established Incandescence, developing websites for Issey Miyake as well as design interfaces for companies such as Nokia and Orange. More recently, he has been developing a website for Chanel. Part 2 of 4.

Étienne Mineur, graduate of École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (ENSAD) in Paris, speaks to Design Victoria ( In 2000, Mineur, a graphic designer, established Incandescence, developing websites for Issey Miyake as well as design interfaces for companies such as Nokia and Orange. More recently, he has been developing a website for Chanel. Part 3 of 4.

Étienne Mineur, graduate of École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (ENSAD) in Paris, speaks to Design Victoria ( In 2000, Mineur, a graphic designer, established Incandescence, developing websites for Issey Miyake as well as design interfaces for companies such as Nokia and Orange. More recently, he has been developing a website for Chanel. Part 4 of 4.

Contemporary Chinese Australian artist Liu Xiao Xian explores the nuances between cultures with playfulness and wit.
‘The substance of my bones determines that I will always be Chinese.’
This major solo exhibition of Chinese-Australian artist Liu Xiao Xian was first shown at RMIT Gallery.

Contemporary Chinese Australian artist Liu Xiao Xian explores the nuances between cultures with playfulness and wit.
‘The substance of my bones determines that I will always be Chinese.’
This major solo exhibition of Chinese-Australian artist Liu Xiao Xian was first shown at RMIT Gallery.

Contemporary Chinese Australian artist Liu Xiao Xian explores the nuances between cultures with playfulness and wit.
‘The substance of my bones determines that I will always be Chinese.’
This major solo exhibition of Chinese-Australian artist Liu Xiao Xian was first shown at RMIT Gallery.

In June 2009, forty-nine multi-disciplinary student from Melbourne and Ho Chi Minh City took part in two work integrated learning projects in Vietnam. The disciplines represented in the group included Architecture & Design, Business, Communications, Engineering, Health & Medicine, Social Sciences and Planning.

Blastwaves and malaria-infected blood cells are just some of the amazing images shown at the exhibition - stretch your mind and your perceptions to look into micro worlds.
Curated and managed by the Australian Museum, this exhibition at RMIT Gallery showcased the best twenty-five entries in the annual Eureka Prize for Science Photography, sponsored by New Scientist.
The Prize is awarded for a single photograph that most effectively communicates an aspect of science, and is a significant component of the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes, Australia’s premier science awards.

Dr Kate Fletcher has been exploring fashion as a positive force for change towards sustainability for the last fifteen years. She has helped develop the concept of ‘slow fashion’ and has championed innovative design-led approaches to developing sustainable fashion products and services with clients including high street retailers, small design-led companies and nonprofit organizations.

Otto von Busch is a haute couture heretic, fashion renegade and DIY-demagogue exploring ways to hack the operating system of fashion. His received his PhD in fashion design from Göteborg University (Sweden).

Contemporary Chinese Australian artist Liu Xiao Xian discusses his ‘Great Wall of China’ photographic work that documents an abandoned china kiln site. This is overlayed over his ‘Dumpsite’ video work, which is also part of his ‘China Diaries’ series.
This major solo exhibition of Chinese-Australian artist Liu Xiao Xian was first shown at RMIT Gallery.

Contemporary Chinese Australian artist Liu Xiao Xian discusses his work ‘The Couple’ which explores contrasts in Eastern and Western medical perspectives.
This major solo exhibition of Chinese-Australian artist Liu Xiao Xian was first shown at RMIT Gallery.

Modernism, Post-modernism, avant-garde or mainstream - younger artists aren't bothered with categories or charging art with ideology, according to German writer Sebastian Preuss. This is true of Konsortium, a group of artists from Düsseldorf who are making an iconic break from Modernism. In Schwarz, they bring their work to RMIT Gallery for the first time.
Konsortium are Lars Breuer, Sebastian Freytag, and Guido Munch.

RMIT Gallery Artist Talk featuring Irene Barbaris discussing her work as part of the exhibition Contemporary Australian Drawing 1.

RMIT Gallery artist panel discussion on the importance of drawing, as part of the Drawing Out Festival 2010.

RMIT Gallery Artist Talk featuring Godwin Bradbeer discussing his work as part of the exhibition Contemporary Australian Drawing 1.

Stephen and Roger discuss 'Man Style', an exhibition of menswear.
Seminal moments in the history of men’s fashion, the pieces that mattered and the influential designers that changed the way men dressed are all up for discussion as design commentator Stephen Crafti talks to Roger Leong, one of the curators of 'Man Style', an exhibition of menswear, past and present, at the National Gallery of Victoria.

Stephen and Robyn discuss the business of curating the NGV, and the culture of fashion design.

Associate Professor Robyn Healy is a Program director of Fashion Design in the School of Architecture and Design at RMIT University. For many years she was also a curator at the National Gallery of Victoria. Here she gives an insight into the business of curating, the designs she acquired for the NGV archives, the culture of fashion design both here and overseas, and Australian designers who have been influential in driving men’s fashion.

Stephen talks to the owners of architecture and design studio Multiplicity.
Stephen Crafti talks to architect Tim O’Sullivan and interior designer Sioux Clark whose studio, Multiplicity, has won a number of awards for sustainable architecture and design. Here they talk about the challenge of reinterpreting an existing building, the benefits of re-using old materials to give the space texture and history, and the importance of forming a sympathetic relationship with clients.

Professor Margaret Gardner (Vice Chancellor of RMIT University) talks to Stephen about the new RMIT Design Hub, under construction on the iconic CUB site. Designed by the architect Sean Godsell, this exciting initiative will be a model of sustainable building design, hosting RMIT’s new Design Research Institute, as well as providing a vibrant, innovative space for collaboration between academics, researchers, students and industry.

Megan Hess is a Melbourne-based fashion illustrator. She has built an extraordinarily successful career outside of Australia. Apart from being the official illustrator for Bloomingdale’s in New York, her clients also include among others, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Chanel, Dior, Tiffany and Co, Toyota and Disney. Recently she created the cover illustrations for Sex and the City novelist Candace Bushnell’s new series of books.

RMIT Gallery's successful exhibition Power Cloths of the Commonwealth, was Australia's only cultural representation at the XIX Commonwealth Games in Delhi.
Held from 25 September to 20 October 2010, the successful exhibition showcased key historical and contemporary works from around the Commonwealth, many of which have not been previously on public display.
Power Cloths of the Commonwealth was opened by the Hon. Speaker of the Lok Sabha (Parliament) Shrimati Meira Kumar on 26 September 2010 at the Crafts Museum, New Delhi. Her speech was widely reported by the media.

After a successful career as an artist, designer and curator in the UK, Stewart came to Melbourne and established Spacecraft as an innovative textile studio and retail store. Blurring the line between fine art and design, Spacecraft’s designs can be found on everything from homeware, to High Street fashion and architecture. Here, Stewart talks about the synergies that exist between fine art and design, the philosophy behind Spacecraft and how being small, flexible and responsive was the key to its success.

Debbie Ryan is an interior designer and co-founder of the multi-award winning architectural firm, McBride, Charles and Ryan. She talks to design commentator Stephen Crafti about starting out as an interior designer, building a successful studio, its radical approach to large scale projects such as the extensions to Fitzroy High School and Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School. And last but not least, the Harry Potter factor.

Fashionistas of the past will fondly remember Mason’s, which was one of the leading fashion houses in Melbourne through the sixties and seventies. One of its principals was Piero Gesualdi, architect, fashion designer, interior designer and café owner who brought much of his modernist aesthetic to Rosati’s, the café he established in Flinders Lane.

Here he talks about his long and varied career, the creative flame, and his latest innovative venture - turning one of Melbourne’s electricity substations into an underground bar.

Andrew Parr is a director of SJB Interiors, one of Australia's most successful architectural, interior and urban design firms. Here he talks to Stephen Crafti about recurring themes in design, the resurgence of seventies design ideas, dealing with clients, and what it was like to design your first house at the tender age of fifteen.

Contemporary, innovative exhibitions have been a hallmark of Suzanne Davies' work as Director of the RMIT Gallery in Swanston Street, Melbourne. Whether it be Photography, Fashion, Fine Art, Craft or Installation the exhibitions always delight in pushing artistic boundaries. Here she talks to Stephen Crafti about the gallery's latest exhibition of Italian Contemporary Jewellery which ends on August 14th.

The Building the Community Project run by RMIT University and Architects Without Borders is revisited in 2010, as RMIT students visit the proposed site in Central Vietnam and design the Dien Ban Day Care Centre for disabled children.

A partner in Preston Zly, Johanna Preston makes beautiful bespoke shoes, some of which have been exhibited at the National Gallery of Victoria. Here she talks to Stephen Crafti about her love of shoes, her training as a shoemaker and the art of designing a comfortable high heel.

Amy Muir from Muir Mendez Architects talks with Stephen Crafti about the new, award winning house she designed for herself, the challenge of building on a small block and how she found inventive ways to maximise space and light.

Melanie Katsalidis is the director of 'Pieces of Eight', a contemporary jewellery and small object gallery in Melbourne showing the work of over thirty local and international artists. Melanie was originally trained in Art at the University of Melbourne and went on to do a gold and silversmiths course at RMIT University.

In this week's Talking Design with Stephen Crafti, Melanie speaks about why she choose to pursue contemporary jewellery.

"My jewellery is about finding beauty in pure geometry and form. I enjoy reducing forms to their essence and finding the elegance in this".

Michael Howard is a landscape architect and lecturer in landscape architecture in the School of Architecture and Design at RMIT University. Michael started as a horticulturist, studying at Burnley and buying for nurseries with people like Paul Bangay and Jenny Walker who were accommodating for the upper-end of the domestic market. He then returned to study Landscape architecture and design at RMIT University as a mature aged student and went on to work with John Patrick of 'Gardening Australia' and worked for a company called 'Out of the Blue' that do contemporary swimming pools.

Jarrod Haberfield is one of three directors at Molecule, a design practice based in Melbourne that works across the disciplines of architecture, interiors and art direction. Jarrod studied architecture in Auckland, New Zealand at the Unitec Institute of Technology where he met his two partners and the Molecule story began. Stephen Crafti talks to Jarrod about what it takes to be a successful architect in today's world of merging styles and discusses what clients are looking for in their homes, work environments and community spaces.


Stephen Crafti talks to Melbourne-based architects Brett Nixon and George Fortey from Nixon Tulloch and Fortey about some of issues that dominate the domestic end of architecture. From renovations, to new housing, knockdowns, client expectations, client relationships and realistic costing, Brett and George offer some valuable observations.

In this weeks Talking Design, Stephen Crafti talks to award winning architect Robert Simeoni about the evolving relationship between designers and builders being redefined by manufacturing technology, which now gives architects more shapes and installation methods to consider when designing.

Stephen Crafti talks to Ian Wong, Communications Coordinator in Industrial Design at RMIT. Ian talks about the role of industrial design and the importance that practicality and durability play in the design aesthetic. Ian maintains a blog of his research at

In this week's episode of Talking Design, Stephen Crafti speaks with Robyn Healy, Associate Professor and Program Director for RMIT School of Fashion. Robyn has a Fine Arts Degree from ANU and started her career as the Inaugural Curator of Fashion and Theatre arts at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra. Robyn shares her experience of working with Australian public collections of fashion and textiles for over 20 years.

Stephen Crafti speaks with Industrial Designer Simon Lloyd. Simon regularly collaborates with architects as well as producing his own range of products focusing on smaller items such as vases, bowls and kitchen appliances. While he is known for his ceramics, he is as comfortable working with materials such as felt. Simon has recently had an exhibition at the Anita Traverso gallery in Richmond, Melbourne.

Monty Coles is a leading fashion photographer who was regularly travelling the globe in the 1980s with magazines such as British & Australian Vogue. Initially working on Wall Street, in the finance industry, Coles made the transition to photography after being asked to assist a New York photographer with his business. Travelling to Tokyo with model Twiggy in the mid-60s certainly helped his career. Among his current gigs are teaching photographic students at RMIT University. Read Monty's blog at:

Kenneth W. Park is an historian, curator and cultural ambassador for Melbourne. He not only shows Melbourne to the many locals and international visitors, he also works closely with companys such as Australians Studying Abroad -taking Australian's to numerous cultual destinationas around the world.

Ross started out studying Industrial Design at RMIT University before switching to sculpture -also at RMIT. He recalls the wonderful time having Robert Owen as one of his teachers.
After graduating, Ross moved overseas before returning to Melbourne to embark on furniture design. His whimsical designs include lighting, furniture and household items such as coat racks. His recent chair, the Tiller Chair has received wide publicity.

Performing The Archive

The Circus Oz Living Archive project is prototyping and evaluating a ‘living archive’ built from the digitised Circus Oz performance video collection, that is conceived as a shared online space for creative dialogue on the history and artistic future of Circus Oz. The project researches how digital technologies can help the performing arts employ their documented cultural heritage to drive innovations in repertoire development, performance scholarship and audience interaction.

What can/might/does happen to the archive rethought as digital?

What can/might/does happen to the archive rethought as digital?

What can/might/does happen to the archive rethought as digital?

Adrian Miles (moderator) Seb Chan, David Carlin, Laurene Vaughan, Mitchell Whitelaw, Reuben Stanton

What are we designing when we design a ‘living archive’?

What are we designing when we design a ‘living archive’?

What are the ontology and affordances of digital video?

Susan Cohn is one of Australia's most important contemporary jewellers. Starting in the late 1970s, she established Workshop 3000 in Melbourne. Her 'doughnut' bracelet, as well as her mesh bowl, designed for Alessi have been key designs in her career. Cohn recently curatored a milestone exhibition Unexpected Pleasures, showcasing the work of Australian and international jewellery designers for the NGV and for the Design Museum in London.

Abigail Crompton has a art and psychology background, but more than 10 years ago started Third Drawer Down. Crompton started her venture by focusing on tea towels as art. She now supplies some of the leading galleries and museums in the world- her products, which are a collaboration with artists, can be seen at the Tate Gallery as well as locally in the NGV gift store. Crompton collaborated with the late Louise Bourgeois -one of the hankies created for an exhibition was embroidered with the words -'I have been to hell and back and let me tell you it was wonderful'.

Artist Cat Macleod is co-director of Bellemo Cat, an architectural practice which combines art and architecture. Macleod, with her life and business partner Architect Michael Bellemo, are recognised for both their public sculptures, as well as their one off homes. Their pavilion in Mildura exemplifies their unique approach.

RMIT PhD student Josh Batty designed The Morphos which is a major central feature in the Music, Melbourne and Me exhibition at RMIT Gallery until 22 February 2014.

The Morphos is suspended over a grass stage – a homage to outdoor festivals – and harnesses perceptual mapping techniques to activate an immersive 360 degree multimedia experience of music, fashion and performance.

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This lecture gives insight into the various ways in which design can create value, both at a broader industry level, and the more specific firm level. At an industry level, we examine how design contributes to economic performance of companies, explicitly taking environmental and organisational characteristics into account. At a firm level, we examine different strategies for design management, focusing on how companies can optimise the value of design, employing it as a driving force in its innovation efforts and protecting this value from imitators.

Architect Jeremy McLeod established Breathe Architecture in 2001 after working for a couple of large Melbourne practices; SJB & Fender Katsalidis.

Keen to start his own practice, with a strong sustainable bent, McLeod has continued to push the architectural boundaries. His latest project, a development of 24 apartments in Brunswick, known as The Commons, is a new direction in apartment living.

Sam Allert, MD of the Reckon Accountants Group talks about accounting and the cloud

Interview with RMIT economist Francis Jonathan Boymal

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

Interior Designer Geraldine Maher, is a Principal at Jackson Architecture. Maher, who studied Interior Design at RMIT University, has been at the helm of a number of interesting projects, from Rathdowne Place, Carlton to offices for the High Court in Perth. Geraldine gets as much pleasure working on smaller projects, including the occasional residential fit-out.

Architect and RMIT University Alumnus Peter Maddison is widely known as host of television program Grand Designs Australia. However, Maddison is also an extremely talented architect who was at the helm of raising the bar with cafes in Melbourne from the 1990s. As well as hosting the program, he runs his office, covering projects from hospitality to institutional work-even beach houses.

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· The OECD warning that sickly eurozone recovery is a drag on the outlook for the global economy as it cut growth forecasts for most major advanced economies. Meanwhile, China’s industrial production slows and it bans the sale and import of "dirty" coal

· The G20 moves to crack down on tax avoidance

· Australia's decision to deploy fighter jets and military personnel to the Middle East could cost the budget an extra $400 million a year.

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The HDR Alumni panel session featured PhD graduates from the College of Business now working in different sectors. The panelists offered fresh views on career options for PhD graduates and valuable tips on applying for such opportunities.

Panelists (in order of appearance):
Dr Greg Adamson, Vice-President of the IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology
Dr Brett L Scarlett, ICT Manager and Business Consultant
Dr Julie Novak,Senior Fellow with the Institute of Public Affairs

Photographer Tom Evangelidis started out in fashion photography, photographing many of London's top models. However, after returning to Sydney, he was drawn to architecture, particularly buildings that have developed a rich patina over time. His interests have taken him to many cities in Eastern Europe, where a building's decay is beautifully captured. Evangelidis also runs the Black Eye Gallery in Darlinghurst, Sydney, where he shows some of the work of leading photographers, including Robyn Beeche.

Architects Franco Fiorentini and Frank Marioli share a long history. Both went to the same high school and the same university.
They established F2 (the two Franks) and have been working on master planning, offices, together with high end retail and bespoke houses. They recently completed the Marais fashion store at the top of Bourke Street and Paul Smith's flagship store in Collins Street Melbourne.

Anne Latreille is one of Australia's most respected writers on gardens, having written several books. Her latest book, Garden Voices, features an extraordinary line-up of landscape architects from the past and present, including Ellis Stones and Edna Walling. Latreille captures the voice of her subjects, as much as their unique landscapes.

Architect Ian Perkins, Director of Perkins Architects, has established a name in the area of childcare centres. After designing more than 100 childcare centres, many of which are larger community hub, Perkins is finely tuned in seeing how young children start their formative years. In 1986, Perkins designed Samantha's, his wife's childcare centre in Malvern, setting a new benchmark in childcare that allowed toddlers to explore their environment.

A graduate of Harvard University, Landscape Architect Steve Calhoun came to Melbourne in the late 1970s to take up a position with a landscape architecture practice.

Upon his arrival, he was also handed the responsibility of teaching landscape architecture at RMIT. And a few years later he established an undergraduate program at the University.

Calhoun, one of Australia's most respected designers, is Founding Director of Tract Consultants and continues to open new doors as to the scope of contemporary landscape design.

Dean Gaylor, an industrial designer, is director of Mance Design. Established by the late Geoffrey Mance, Gaylor speaks honestly about the issues facing lighting designers in Australia.

Like his predecessor, Gaylor designs bespoke lighting for architects and interior designers and works between smaller domestic projects to large commercial projects both in Australia and overseas.

Mark Blair from Brightcove talks about the company’s video technology.

Listen to RMIT Gallery media coordinator Evelyn Tsitas speak to curator Mathilde Weh at the opening week in Munich's Haus der Kunst of the Goethe Institut exhibition Geniale Dilletanten: subculture in Germany in the 1980s. The exhibition will be coming to RMIT Gallery from 13 November 2015 to 20 February 2016

Jago Dodson is the Professor of Urban Policy and the Director of the Centre for Urban Research in the School of Global Urban and Social Studies. This lecture explores the late-modern world and how it appears beset by various transformative crises: climatic and environmental, socio-technological, economic and spatial, ideological and material. Cities, where the majority of humanity now dwells, are at the core of these manifold problems. Urban questions are now at the fore of public policy. This lecture approaches the global urban crisis through the notion of ‘reconstruction’.

Professor Robin Goodman is Deputy Dean in Sustainability and Urban Planning at RMIT. In this lecture Robin explores the divide between big picture strategic planning and planning regulation. Strategic planning, largely led by state governments, has produced ever more ambitious and comprehensive documents. The demands on planning have grown to include the production of a city that is economically competitive and efficient, environmentally responsible, dynamic, creative and liveable.

Key speakers include:
Maureen Thurston, Principal, Design Leverage, Deloitte and Chair, Good Design Australia
Janna DeVylder, Principal and co founder of Meld Studios

Surreal and ultra sensory, ACCAs exhibition The Secret Garden by Swedish artists Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg opens up a netherworld of strange delights and encounters. Listen to the artists discuss how they bring their immersive landscape, sculpture, light, sound and film mix to dazzling effect.

Panel members:
Kelly Lynagh, Director of 12 Field Animation
Kylie Robertson, Head of Creative, Digital and Emerging Products at Penguin Random House Australia
Malcolm Turner, Director of Melbourne International Animation Festival
Associate Professor Stefan Greuter, Director of RMIT's Centre for Game Design Research

Photographer Nicole England studied photography at Elam, the fine arts school at Auckland University before pursuing photography in the fashion and advertising industry. And in the early 2000s, joined the POL Oxygen team, a prestigious Australian design publication. But in 2008, England was ready to start working on her own, capturing extraordinary homes in Australia and abroad.

B-Movie Lust and Sound in West Berlin is part of the Goethe-Institut’s international exhibition Geniale Dilletanten, Brilliant Dilletantes,: Subculture in Germany in the 1980s. It explores the influence of German punk artists, filmmakers and seven bands including Einstürzende Neubauten, as well as Australian ingenious amateurs.

Power to the People! RMIT Gallery exhibition panel discussion with Julio Falagan, Antonio Castillo and Ciro Marquez.

UK artist Graeme Miller discusses the evolution of his installation Beheld, which documents sites where stowaways have tragically fallen from planes. His work is part of the RMIT Gallery Performing Mobilities exhibition 25 September - 24 October 2015.

RMIT Gallery Director Suzanne Davies & Mathilde Weh, curator of the Goethe Institut international exhibition 'Geniale Dilletanten: Subculture in Germany in the 1980s' in conversation.

Curator Mathilde Weh in conversation with musician Penny Ikinger about the role that women played in the art and music scene of the 1980s

Panel discussion: “The Influence and Legacy of 1980s German Subculture” with Moderator Dr Stuart Grant, and speakers Dr Motte, Jochen Arbeit, Mathilde Weh, Jenny Watson, and Ash Wednesday.

Artist Natasha Johns-Messenger started her career studying painting at RMIT University before focusing on installation-based work, also completing her Masters Degree at the University. Now based in New York, Johns-Messenger has just had her first solo exhibition at the Heide Museum in Bulleen, Melbourne. Her site-specific work is truly extraordinary!

Australian Bankers Association chief executive Anna Bligh talks about the budget’s $6.2 billion bank tax

Interview with economist Saul Eslake

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· Turmoil in the White House sending markets crashing
· TPG Capital and Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan upping their offer for Fairfax
· Consumer confidence slumping post-Budget

Dr Daniel Richards discusses his research showing investors are likely to trade more frequently and thereby degrade their returns.

Interview with economist Stephen Koukoulas

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· Global markets rocked by Donald Trump Jr’s decision to release emails of a meeting with a Russian lawyer described as having potentially damaging information on Hillary Clinton during last year’s presidential campaign.

Podlandia pokemon David Glanz test

The rise of conservative and extremist groups and increased essentialist and nationalist expressions of culture in complex multicultural secular states like Australia calls for a greater understanding of the role of national cultures and cross-cultural encounters in supranational spaces such as ours. Both extremism and cultural essentialism indicate that unexpected configurations of worldviews are now at play, potentially challenging the values of critical thinking, liberty, equality and cultural diversity embedded in democratic ideals.

In this episode, journalist Garry Barker chats with Michael Pulch, the new EU Ambassador heading the EU Delegation to Australia. The conversation considers EU international relations with Australia, US, China, and Russia as well as attitudes to the EU in the UK Brexit vote of 2016. This discussion also highlights EU support for innovation, research, and education.

An important panel discussion to explore the challenges of responding to the use of family violence by adolescents, opened and moderated by Heather Nancarrow, CEO of ANROWS and Rob Hulls, former Victorian Attorney General and Director of the Centre for Innovative Justice, RMIT University.

Panel members:

Michael Hill, former Chief Magistrate of Tasmania,

Selina Spowart, disability advocate with lived experience of child to parent violence

Kiki Mussared, Family Advocacy and Support Service, Legal Aid Commission

Fieldwork, a medium-sized architectural practice in Melbourne, has become known for its high-quality residential apartments in the inner-north. As well as apartments, it has a number of offices on the go, as well as cultural arts precincts such as in Johnson Street, Collingwood. Stephen Crafti caught up with one of the directors Quino Holland, who established Fieldwork 5 years ago. He is also behind Assemble, a development company and the publication Assemble Papers.