Art, Architecture & Design

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The biggest mental health and arts festival in the world, The Big Anxiety Festival, will be launched to the media on Wednesday 20 September. 

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Cities and their residents’ needs in public space have changed, but the type and function of the furniture are stuck in the past, writes Christian Tietz.

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Recent criticisms of Cloud Arch attack the design yet are founded on a culturally entrenched, mean-spirited attitude to public art, writes Felicity Fenner.

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Jincheng Jiang is the first Masters of Architecture student in Australia to receive a six-month internship with the prestigious Renzo Piano Foundation in Italy.

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Christine Steinmetz examines a fascinating anomaly that exists in plain view in Santiago, where café con piernas literally translates as coffee with legs.

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A future in which our bodies are used as hard drives could change the way we conceive of human history and perceive life, writes Julie Louise Bacon.

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Social enterprise offers innovative ways for construction companies to leave a positive legacy in communities.

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Positive design features can make a big difference to the lives of people on low incomes who live in high-density units, write Gregory Paine and Susan Thompson.

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An underground residence and research facility at Lightning Ridge connected by a web of tunnels is just one of the award-winning designs on display at UNSW’s Luminocity exhibition. 

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The inexorable logic of the market will create suburban concentrations of lower-income households on a scale hitherto only experienced in inner-city high-rise public housing estates, writes Bill Randolph.

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