Architecture 2.0: Australia’s Innovation and Architecture strategies

Does Australia have anything similar to this with regards to Innovation and Cross Media and Architecture? Makes our Future Melbourne town planning wiki look less than innovative, no? Ah well.


Situated Technologies: The Architectural League of New York

The Architectural League of New York invites architects, artists, designers, technologists, engineers, urbanists, or teams thereof, to submit qualifications for an exhibition that will critically explore the evolving relationship between ubiquitous/pervasive computing and urban architecture. The League will commission five to seven teams to develop urban interventions–to be installed in and around New York City in spring 2009–that will imagine alternative trajectories for how various mobile, embedded, networked, and distributed forms of media, information and communication systems might inform the architecture of urban space and/or influence our behavior within it. Commissioned projects will receive support ranging from $5,000 to $25,000.

The more we specialize, the more we need to work together.


did I already embed this wiki-architecture video *memory like a sieve*

Here’s an article on The Arch – architecture and design in virtual environments – about WikiTechture of which Studio Wikitechture writes on Open Architecture. Basically, go into a virtual world and pull out a building (‘build’ it) so that architects and students can assess and experiment and R&D. Besides The Project Factory, who else is doing stuff re: architecture and augmentation/virtual reality? Maybe Australia needs an Architecture 2.0 Conference like they had in Netherlands – or did we already have one?

Laurel Papworth

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2 thoughts on “Architecture 2.0: Australia’s Innovation and Architecture strategies

  1. An interesting post Laurel.

    You might like to check out the City of Melbourne’s Arts grants recipients for 2008. A total of 116 projects amounting to $1.3 million in funding: http://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/info.cfm?top=77&pg=3821

    You might also like to check out the following Pathways in Future Melbourne, which both deal with encouraging a bold and inspirational artist community. If you have a suggestion, why not add it in:

    Future Melbourne Team

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