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INTERCHANGING: Future designs for responsive transport environments.
16 August – 7 September 2014
‘INTERCHANGING: Future designs for responsive transport environments’ is a design approach to public transport environments and infrastructures that considers a range of social, cultural, and economic trends, in relation to new, and emerging, responsive and sustainable technologies, to better address the conditions and context of 21st century urban life. In adopting and applying this approach, the exhibition displays the combined research, with teaching, and practice to form Encircle, an ARC funded trans disciplinary research team, led by the University of New South Wales (UNSW), together with the University of Sydney, and the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), and industry partners – Transport for NSW, City of Sydney, ARUP engineering and Grimshaw architects.
Encircle aims to transcend existing boundaries and conventional approaches to addressing public transport issues. An outcome of this research has been the Built Environment Interdisciplinary Learning (BEIL) studio and design competition ‘Interchange of the Future’, held at the Faculty of Built Environment at UNSW in January 2014. Here the Encircle team provided the students – comprised of a range of disciplinary backgrounds with extensive foundational knowledge relating to public transport issues.
The interdisciplinary student teams addressed two main objectives: firstly, the pervasiveness of digital technologies in everyday life, and secondly, how these shifts in the day-to-day engagement with digital technology can, and could better influence how we commute and travel. Based on the BEIL students preliminary design concepts, the team have brought research and teaching into practice to develop a 1:1 mock-up of a public transport ‘Interchange of the future’, embedded with interactive digital screen apps based on original ideas developed by Bachelor of Design Computing and the Master in Interaction Design & Electronic Arts students at the University of Sydney
See what public transport will look like as it’s transformed by digital technologies. Get hands-on with a 1:1 scale, interactive proto-type of a public transport Interchange of the Future at Customs House. Learn aboutnew design concepts, and interdisciplinary perspectives on policy, planning, design, and management, that are currently, and are set to, shape and influence our expectations & experiences of urban public transport environments
The Story Of Our Planet Unfolds
Customs House, Sydney
The Story Of Our Planet Unfolds showcases the work of critically acclaimed photographer Michael Hall who since 2007 has been working to document human civilisation’s response to the risks and opportunities of climate change.
Michael Hall is a New Zealand-born, Sydney-based award winning professional photographer who has been in the field for over 20 years. However, it was a near fatal cycling accident with a semi-trailer in 2007 and a life-changing period of recovery, reflection, and inspiration that strengthened his resolve to tackle one of the biggest challenges the world faces: climate change.
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