Art, Architecture & Design

A sepia image of lush rainforest ferns

A study of more than 2000 early landscape photographs shows how nature was framed as a wilderness, empty of First Nations peoples.

Six timber samples on a museum shelf, each with their common and scientific name written at the top.

Eucalyptusdom is a testament to the utilitarian and cultural life of a remarkable tree.

Spanish authors (from left), Agustin Martinez, Jorge Diaz and Antonio Mercero, who have been writing bestsellers as Carmen Mola

A true hoax provokes. It questions cultural biases, shattering conventions. But the curious case of the three men writing as a female author Carmen Mola does none of this.

sydney city cbd silhouette

New building materials that reflect rather than absorb solar energy can reduce peak temperatures in our cities by up to four degrees. 

A rescue boat arriving late to a capsizing ship

Visual communicators can help save the planet, one design at a time.

David Williamson

Australian dramatist David Williamson’s new book is a mash up of memoir and autobiography, which casts himself as a former ‘plunderer’ of other’s lives.

Sydney's Opal Tower

New research reveals it is nearly impossible for buyers to find high-quality information about the apartments they are considering purchasing, placing them at considerable risk.

Two cranes shown in an area of Sydney where apartments are being constructed

It is almost impossible for purchasers to predict whether their new apartment will have building defects, a report into the apartment building industry has found.

a young woman stares at camera through her fingers which are covered in colourful paint

What is creativity, and why is it essential in our lives?

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