What a punishment, egad. A forced morning meander through the Sydney autumn. Back in March when E, forcibly exiled from her beloved film studies in the UK, squeaked back in under the closing portcullis, we had little choice but to quarantine at the farm. (The
We’ve all been partying too hard, too long. Universities have been partying harder than most. Is this the moment for revolution? https://www.smh.com.au/national/the-decline-of-universities-where-students-are-customers-and-academics-itinerant-workers-20200528-p54xbd.html
There was no dunny. The cabin had been erected early July but, come September, there was still no dunny. It had to be off-grid, of course, composting, nothing out the other end but inoffensive garden-friendly fertiliser. With a bit of research I’d found a system
I wanted to build a shed. Not a house, a shed. The fact was clearer in my mind than the reasons. A shed, especially of the three-wall hayshed variety, sounds cold, gaunt, comfortless – so how to explain my chronic shed-o-philia? My love of what
So just to keep y’all in the picture, and because there’s a bit of history here already (two years, to be precise) I’m thinking I’ll do one front-story, so to speak, then one back-story. Alternating. Take it in turns you guys. I know you want
Coming soon: So what is Broken Creek, exactly? We call it ‘the farm.’ Sometimes we say ‘tiny farm’ or model farm – but it’s not a hobby-farm. The Tax Office would disagree….
Opinion Dull, wasteful and overblown – is this the best Australia can do? November 30th 2019 – https://www.smh.com.au/national/dull-wasteful-and-overblown-is-this-the-best-australia-can-do-20191128-p53f0n.html I visit the Australian War Memorial in Canberra on a day of high wind and strange portent. The lawns are verdant but the day is dark, angry
As an award winning critic, prize-winning editor and Adjunct Associate Professor of Architecture at SydU, her engagement in the urban debate takes her all over Australia and the world as a consultant, speaker, judge, panellist,and provocateur.