Art, Architecture & Design

aid and development

This year may well prove to be a turning point in how humanitarian aid responds to crises, writes David Sanderson.

ceramics

We tend to throw away broken things, but the Japanese art of kintsugi – repairing broken ceramics with gold and silver – can give us a different perspective on waste, writes Guy Keulemans.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sees arts and creative industries as important for Canada's economic growth, writes Usman W. Chohan.  

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In a knowledge-based economy, Australian construction firms need to shift from applied to pure R&D, writes Martin Loosemore. 

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Lucy Turnbull will join 20 of Sydney’s high-profile female professionals at an event aimed at encouraging more women to take up leadership roles in the built environment industry.

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Big ideas and big dollars have been invested in making 'memorable' places, write Edgar Liu and Robert Freestone.

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The Maralinga atomic tests were devastating to life and land in Central Australia. Black Mist Burnt Country brings together dozens of artistic responses in a powerful, but somewhat incoherent memorial, writes Joanna Mendelssohn.

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Jonathan Jones uses Aboriginal shields to create a skeleton of Sydney's Garden Palace, destroyed by fire in 1882. In song, dance and sculpture, he celebrates what has been lost and rediscovered, writes Joanna Mendelssohn.

Great Wall

Donald Trump, if he takes the US presidency, will immediately start building a wall between Mexico and the US. What lessons can he take from those celebrated wall-builders, the Chinese? asks Xing Ruan.

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Critics have characterised the Productivity Commission's latest report as a charter for “privatisation” of public housing. Yet it's not a manifesto for an entirely marketised and deregulated framework driven by the profit motive, writes Hal Pawson.

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