Supershared is a shared loft-like space projecting out and into Design Hub’s Project Room 1 gallery space. Supershared is open for RMIT students to book and occupy throughout the exhibition. The project speaks to the dexterity and responsiveness of the ‘sharing economy’ and explores where the boundaries between private and public space are blurred. Supershared is accessible for occupation via several platforms, including Couchsurfing, Gumtree, Creative Spaces and word-of-mouth. How will the space be occupied?
Occupied is now on show at the RMIT Design Hub.
The show is curated by Grace Mortlock, David Neustein, Fleur Watson.
Mixed media parafiction by Jacqui Alexander and Ben Sheridan of (POST) with Andre Bonnice, Monash Art Projects (MAP).
Contributors: Dan Salmon, James Bickford, Carolyne Groves, Hajley and Andrew Thomas.
This project was selected for the London Festival of Architecture 2014 and exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. This Time Tomorrow responded to the festival theme "capital" by seizing the opportunity to critique London's laissez-faire foreign investment policy. The work comprised a series of hyperreal images, and manufactured holiday “selfies” depicting gross overdevelopment in sacrosanct parts of London. These were published in an article on POST online about the very real urban effects of foreign investment, and subsequently picked up by a number of news and design sites. This Time Tomorrow is concerned with 'experience' and its commodification: buildings depicted under construction were all designed to replicate and exaggerate "London-ness" for export.
Publication edited by Jacqui Alexander, Ben Sheridan, Dan Salmon, Matthew Nowicki. Recipient of the Bates Smart Award for Architecture in the Media, 2012.
POST is a free and independent architecture magazine, about the everyday experience of buildings, spaces and cities. POST is based in Melbourne, Australia and Paris, France.
POST provides a venue for a discussion of use, occupation and experience of space, which is typically neglected in the architecture media. Within POST, the voice of the long term resident, the architect who has designed a space for themselves, the international academic, and the worker employed at the iconic building are given equal footing, and are published in addition to provocative works that answer the post-occupancy agenda.
The magazine is committed to a pluralist discussion of architecture, and to strengthening the dialogue between those who design buildings and those who occupy them.
Stuart Harrison's New Suburban
Stuart Harrison's book New Suburban examines local suburban housing projects that have been designed and recalibrated for the 21st Century household.
Three clusters of projects have been selected for the book, including: new suburban houses and housing projects; existing typologies in suburbia that have been modified for the 21st Century household; and urban developments that draw on the qualities of suburban living.
I worked closely with Stuart on the project to provide coordination and editorial services for the book.
Process is a public forum about design held on the first Monday of every month at Loop Bar in Melbourne.
Between 2009 and 2011 I was co-curator of the event in collaboration with Tom Morgan.
Events and Exhibitions
POST at Public Offer Exhibition, Design Hub Melbourne 2013
Supershared Loft in collaboration with Sibling, at Occupied, RMIT Design Hub, 2016. Image: Tobias Titz
POST at Archizines, Vitra Design Museum, Germany, 2013
POST at Archizines, Vitra Design Museum, 2012
POST wins Bates Smart Award for Architecture in the Media 2012
POST Issue 03 website launch and fundraiser party at Soldier Sailor 2012
POST Issue 03 Launch at Dear Patti Smith Gallery, 2012
POST at Melbourne Now Reading Room, NGV Australia, 2014
POST Launch at Melbourne Now with Marcus Westbury, Eleanor Chapman and Raumlabor, NGV Australia 2014
POST Issue 04 Launch at Melbourne Now, NGV Australia 2014
POST and Monash Art Projects at It's All Yours, Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2014
This Time Tomorrow, POST with Monash Art Projects, at It's All Yours, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2014
POST at the Melbourne Art Book Fair, NGV International 2015
Exhibition by Masters of Architecture students at Monash University, curated by Jacqui Alexander, exploring the architectural and urban implications of the sharing economy.
Photograph courtesy Chalat Kanjanaratanakorn
A series of panel discussions about the architectural and urban implications of the sharing economy as part of Occupied at the RMIT Design Hub. In collaboration with Masters of Architecture students at Monash University.
Photograph courtesy Chalat Kanjanaratanakorn
An exhibition showcasing the interdisciplinary work created by Communication Design, Industrial Design and Architecture students who participated in the 2016 MADA @ Prato program.
13 September – 5 October 2016
The projects investigated a sense of place through the eyes of cultural ethnographer, the tourist and the local: mapping, critical observation of the everyday and the monumental, the built environment, narrative and contemporary issues and thematics related to digital cultural heritage.
Lecturers: Jacqui Alexander, Vince Dziekan, Camerson Rose, and Pamela Salen