Art, Architecture & Design

a female student hugs another student while read a book

Half-wild Lyra from Northern Lights was the first female character who felt real to Jane Gleeson-White. Then she met Elena Ferrante’s ‘ferocious, filthy, quicksilver’ Lila, a more complex version.

jean rhys looks intently at camera

A new biography of Jean Rhys, the Dominican-born author of Wide Sargasso Sea, pays close attention to her origins – but stops short of examining the colonial relations central to her story.

Prime Minister John Howard surrounded by cabinet members and senior military officers

This year’s release, from the cabinet records of 2002, is framed by two events of the previous year: the Tampa affair and 9/11.

The A&D Annual 2022 exhibition is a showcase of critical thinking and is on now.

panorama over gladesville bridge across parramatta river facing distant city cbd skyline

A planning strategy for Australia’s first multi-city region, home to nearly one in four Australians, is being developed. So what’s the thinking behind creating an integrated network of six cities?

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A UNSW Sydney professor has been recognised for her outstanding contribution to the humanities. 

antigone kefafa

Antigone Kefala’s brilliant fiction, memoir and poetry is written in a new revived English. 

los angeles downtown buildings at night

Mike Davis’s radical urban history of LA was a trailblazing book that remains startlingly relevant to those of us who live in other supersizing cities in the early 21st century.

An elderly person walking up a flight of stairs

A study of 85 policies at all levels of government shows the focus in Australia is on residential care homes. Most older people are not in care, but their need for age-friendly cities is overlooked

A footpath leading to suburban houses

Shade, street furniture, streetscapes – they all matter when it comes to making a footpath appealing.

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