Last Friday I occupied the Supershared space in the RMIT Design Hub exhibition Occupied, curated by Fleur Watson, Grace Mortlock and David Neustein. Occupied anticipates the critical design approaches, ideas and strategies that are needed to reimagine housing in a hyper-urbanised future. This semester I am co-teaching a design studio in the RMIT School of Architecture & Design on new regional cities, and just a fortnight ago I was off on my annual writing retreat. So the timeliness of bringing the two focuses together was just too perfect to pass up.
I spent the day writing the space. As a site-writing, this project gestured towards Brisbane, where at the same time, A Colloquium on Ficto-Critical Approaches to a Writing Architecture was happening at UQ. With former collaborators and colleagues there from around the world, I had hoped to be able to attend but circumstances intervened. And so, I wrote.