Landscape Architecture and Interior Architecture.
We are a vibrant, diverse, intellectual school whose collective project combines pedagogy with research and creative practice in the belief that the power for equitable socio-economic, technological and cultural change lies in the hands of those
The school is intent on expanding the agency and impact of our three disciplines to address the urgent, multivalent questions society now faces. The curriculum is therefore designed to produce agile, insightful and field-transforming practitioners capable of pushing the boundaries in diverse contexts. As architects, landscape architects and interior architects, the school comprises a group of practitioners, makers and historians keenly engaged in the present and shaping the future. Deeply embedded in our immediate inner-city Sydney context, the school is also utterly international in the shared geographic frameworks it contains.
We work alert to our position:
- On the rim of the Indo-Pacific, and in the global south.
- In the age of new climatic regimes and eco anxiety.
- After oil and over plastic, but before the stabilisation of cyclical material life.
- Post-autonomy, but attentive to the interplay of data and governance.
- Post-digital and developing critical digitality.
- As conveners of multi-disciplinarity, and yet vocal defenders of our disciplinary expertise and the expert.
In the knowledge that the Anthropocene is the only logical consequence of the inequitable economic paradigms in which we currently operate, and not blind to the theft of the future they entail, our collective project for the future asks: how might the disciplines of Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Interior Architecture be redefined? We have no truck with cynicism and are genuinely excited about what new forms of ideation can emerge from our collective current predicament. What might be the new forms of critical scholarship in history and historiographic practices? And how might we rethink questions of indigeneity and nationhood, race and identity in the face of imminent unprecedented climate induced migration? How do our regulated professional duties intersect with the unregulated duties of the activist?
These questions, and their potential answers, are inseparable from a necessary rethinking of how technology can be reframed, now free of the fallacy of techno-determinism, as the ultimate form of cultural production. To this end we are the School of Architecture in the Sydney’s University of Technology: UTS