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Professional development


Sciences Po, Media Lab

September 5-7, 2016

The research and pedagogical programme FORCCAST hosted its third summer school in Paris with the theme: Controversies and Conspiracies – Conceptual boundaries and empirical practices. Activities included guest lectures by Bruno Latour (sneakily pictured) and Luc Boltanski. 

Funding was provided by the UQ Graduate School's competitive funding scheme, GSITA. 



September, 2016

From 2000 to 2010 the Internationale Bauausstellung (IBA) Fürst-Pückler-Land envisioned and planned for 30 projects on the post-mining landscape of Lusatia, Brandenburg. Staying at the IBA Studierhaus was an opportunity to observe the famous projects and to have conversations with the IBA staff who were instrumental in their implementation. 

Funding was provided by the UQ Graduate School's competitive funding scheme, GSITA. 



China & South China Seas

Unknown Fields Division

Architecture Association Visiting School

July-August 2014

Spending a week on a Maersk container ship and then travelling through mainland China, we traced the production of neodymium backwards via ships, factories, processing plants and mines. Neodymium was the rare earth mineral selected by the studio leaders, Liam Young and Kate Davies, because of its little known use in wind turbines and hybrid cars; the dark side of renewables, or rather the unmarketable realities of production.

The trip opened my eyes to the ubiquity and, in my opinion, sublimity of the supply chain. It also made me begin to consider our future toxic legacy and geologic timescales. 

The below image is from a factory in the city of Yiwu, where 60% of the world's Christmas decorations are made. 

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