Art, Architecture & Design

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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.

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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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The energy consumption of buildings and their contribution to energy poverty and climate change is the topic of UNSW's next Utzon Lecture, tonight Wednesday 28 September.

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Women who spent their teenage years as residents of Parramatta Girls Home are revealing their physical and mental scars through poignant art works.

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Who’ll profit from the huge investment of taxpayers’ funds in creating better-serviced, higher-density suburbs? And what will the changes mean for existing residents, asks Bill Randolph.

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A computerised headdress, a garment that breathes in response to air quality … Tricia Flanagan blends technology and clothing to push the envelope of everyday life.

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