Art, Architecture & Design

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In a contemporary culture that is saturated with images of death, homelessness and war, it is perhaps the quiet stillness of David Goldblatt’s images that make them a little unnerving.

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UNSW PhD student Maximilienne Whitby is investigating how our built environments can be more accessible for people with neurodiverse diagnoses. But the path ahead could be a long one. 

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In the early 20th century, two families of collectors brought the best of modern French art to Russia. Many of their paintings - including works by Picasso, Matisse and Cezanne - can now be seen in Sydney.

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What exactly is the 'built environment'? And is the term the best way to frame what we're trying to achieve today?

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UNSW alumna and artist Alice Couttoupes is among beneficiaries of the Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship for Emerging Artists who are bringing the fruits of their travels to a new exhibition. 

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Maryam Azam, Paula Abood and Roanna Gonsalves will talk about their work at a UNSWriting event on Wednesday night.

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World-leading Spanish architect Carme Pinós will explain the philosophy behind her design of this year’s MPavilion in her upcoming UNSW Utzon lecture.

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Rooms that learn human behaviour and change shape in response are the vision of UNSW Built Environment and the engineering firm behind the Sydney Opera House.

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There's no hiding from confrontational truths in Michael Mohammed Ahmad's new novel The Lebs.

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The acclaimed author Christos Tsiolkas and UNSW academic and filmmaker Mary Zournazi are crafting a play that digs deeply into key challenges accompanying our ageing population. 

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