Field Trip: thoughts from Townsville

I was recently in Townsville for Evoke, the regional architecture conference.

My duties - if you could call something so enjoyable a duty - included hosting a session featuring Australian artist Robyn Backen, and landscape architects Matthew Flynn and Ana Maria Pinto from Costa Rican practice, VIDA.

My grandparents used to live in Townsville so it was a place I visited often as a kid. It's been a long time since I've been back, though, so here are a few thoughts from a whirlwind trip.

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10 Things I Saw in Adelaide

Last week I travelled to Adelaide for the annual Architecture Conference.

Despite this being my first visit to the South Australian capital, I've spent many hours studying its famous town plan at uni, and even more time applying myself to its equally famous wine in my down time.

Of course visiting somewhere 'in real life' is always a different proposition, and initial impressions of a city can be both superficial and revealing: some things the locals take for granted leap out in contrast to the visitor's home, whereas other things that stand out to the holiday-maker may mask deeper realities.

So with that not-so-subtle disclaimer, here are 10 things that I noticed in my brief time in Adelaide...

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