12 PM | 12 Feb

The New Joneses pop-up Tiny House #Melbourne [#geekgirl]

A pop-up for positive change. The award-winning The New Joneses’ pop-up home is back, showing that with each lifestyle choice we make, from our bank to our energy company, we can create positive impact.

Get down to The New Joneses TINY HOUSE to learn about their Big Life Little Footprint ethos at Fed Square. Learn which energy company, which bank, which car, which bin, which bed, which coffee, which dunny paper you can chose to positively impact our people and planet! On til Til Feb 25, 2017 in association with the Sustainable Living Festival.

Monday to Friday - 12 to 6pm Saturday and Sunday - 12 to 4pm



11 AM | 15 Jul

#Tiny Living [#geekgirl]

“Chris Tack made seven trips to Goodwill to get rid of his stuff, before moving into the 140-square-foot home he and his wife Malissa Tack designed and built. Constructed on a trailer bed and parked in Snohomish, Washington, the house is more than enough space for them, the couple says. And one advantage of a home on wheels, the 29-year-olds say, is that you can always move.”



02 PM | 03 Aug

biome Symposium 2012 :: Talks, Paper Presentations and more …18th Aug #Sydney Uni #architecture #design #biology #biome #geekgirl

18 August 2012 :: Faculty of Architecture, Design & Planning,  University of Sydney

biome is a cluster of researchers, practitioners and artists investigating natural paradigms as a language shared in biology, mathematics, music, behavioural studies, engineering, interaction design and architecture. Digital derivations of biological systems, biomimetics, are increasingly informing research in a diverse range of disciplines. The biome Symposium engages in conversations that explore a mathematical language (code, script, parameter, algorithm) as a natural paradigm, and transfers of this language into and out of the diverse fields of biology, mathematics, music, behavioural studies, engineering, interaction design and architecture.

Register for this free event via Eventbrite – http://biome.eventbrite.com or go to the biome website http://biome.cc/symposium.html

02 PM | 03 Aug

Governing City Futures Conference :: UWS, Sydney 16 – 17 August #cities #design #conference


Governing City Futures Conference :: UWS, Sydney 16 – 17 August 2012 :: Registrations now open

This conference asks: What is the future of the low density city? What are its prospects in a context in which ecological and population pressures make the infrastructure that under-grid such cities no longer sustainably, if it ever was? In the wake of these intersecting pressures, how are alternate futures for this urban form to be imagined and governed? How are its populations to be managed? Individual lives conducted? Resources circulated? How do these questions impact of relations of gender, ethnicity, and class and those between City and Bush? In addressing these questions this conference will bring together international and Australian academics, politicians and other expert speakers and commentators in the fields of cultural studies, urban sociology, urban infrastructure and population to discuss the future of the low density city in an era in which climate change and the prospect of population increase operates as a major challenge to established forms of urban life.