31 March 2019
In February of 2019 I was announced as the Australian Institute of Architects’ recipient of the Jack Hobbs McConnell Travelling Fellowship.
The fellowship was established following a bequest of the late South Australian modernist architect Jack Hobbs McConnell and is awarded each year to a promising designer, who might ultimately practise in South Australia, to undertake an independent and international research endeavour within the field of architecture.
During April and May I will be continuing my exploration into the theme of Future Practice, investigating how emerging digital applications of computation, fabrication and feedback loops are empowering cross-disciplinary designers and architects throughout Europe and North America, and their contribution towards a circular economy.
The outcome of my visits in each city – and for the seven-week long travelling fellowship – is anchored around fostering new and dynamic collaborative relationships between designers, architects, fabricators, and end users. Relationships that strengthen purposeful design and creation of truly sustainable futures.