Creative Industry Development and Timor-Leste, 2009-2011
researcher on project to develop a creative industries focussed design
school in Timor Leste (AusAID funded three year research project with
Design Futures, since 2008
Concept for, and development of postgraduate course for Griffith University, Queensland School of Art, Brisbane. This
groundbreaking course is about the creation
of new design practices able to respond to the unfolding challenges of the
twenty-first century, not least climate change and the imperative of creating
a sustainable economy and culture. Tony Fry says that the course is directed
at “people wishing to be pathfinders” and that the course
aims “… to go beyond the
likes of ‘green design’, ‘ecodesign’ and
‘sustainable design’ to create a far broader and more powerful
strategic practice that places design in a more significant position to lead
positive change”. The Master of Design Futures is open to graduates
from design disciplines and a wide range of other professions. See http://www.griffith.edu.au/visual-creative-arts/queensland-college-art/studios/design/master-of-design-futures
Building a Sustainable World – International Design Competition
Team D/E/S with Gall & Medek Architects
gained second place in the RIBA-USA California Chapter’s international
competition ‘ Building a Sustainable World – Life in the
Balance’. Tony Fry and Jim Gall
presented to judges at a symposium at the Architecture and Design Museum,
in June 2007. Their proposal, ‘Boonah 2’ was about designing
a process for an existing community to develop towards sustainment in the
face of climate change. See ttp://www.riba-usa.org/Competitions/index.htm
collaborating with Chicago sculptor, Frances Whitehead, on an urban
‘brown field’ remediation and reconstruction project in Cleveland,
The Learning Federation:
electronic learning objects (ELOs), 2005-06
Educational consultant and subject-matter expert with the Curriculum Corporation,
a national, federally funded organisation. Developed key concepts for ELOs,
all with a strong focus on sustainability, then worked with a team of multi-media
designers and technical writers to produce high quality, innovative on-line
content for use in schools throughout Australia.
Climate Change Impacts and
Report and literature review for South East
Queensland Western Catchments Group as part of an Australian Greenhouse
Office project, ‘Practical adaptations to climate change in natural
Queensland Design Futures, 2004
Director of a Team D/E/S
initiated project, with support from Arts Queensland, in which a
multi-disciplinary design team worked on future challenges for public
presentation, with Prof Ezio Manzini of Milan Polytechnic as invited mentor.
Keynote addresses on design
and sustainability 2002 & 2004
For the Brazilian Design Research & Development Congresses, Sao Paulo.
Design and establishment of forest/timber education
centre and associated hardwood plantation, Ravensbourne, Queensland.
Development of educational programs on trees, timber and sustainability for
schools and professional courses. Support from Queensland Government
Department of State Development.
Strategic planning and brief development for the retrofit of a building to
serve as an incubator for sustainable business development. Client: Work
Ventures, a non-profit employment-creation organisation.
& Urban Landscape, Homebush Bay, 1996-7
consultant to architects Denton Corker Marshall for Detailed Design. Client:
Olympic Co-ordination Authority.
Bay (unbuilt), 1997
and design team member. Client: BHP Steel.
Site and social
study leading to proposals for ESD retrofit options for a 36 house estate in Northern NSW. Client: Department of Urban
Affairs/Department of Housing.
Director of a multi-partner research and development project to create an
ecologically improved solar lighting and control system. Project was funded
through AusIndustry and the Federal government R&D taxation incentive
Park, Eveleigh, 1993-4
ESD consultant working with Project Managers NSW Public Works & Services
and Landscape Architects Denton Corker Marshall on infrastructure and
landscape program. Client: City West Development Corporation.
Renewable Energy and
Demand Management, 1994-6
project management of the retrofit of former school building in Rozelle,
Sydney to become the premises of the EcoDesign Foundation. Retrofit included
a 4.5 kilowatt grid-connected photovoltaic system and demand management
measures such as insulation, low wattage heating and natural ventilation
enhancement. Supported by strategic investment from the Energy Research and
Development Corporation, NSW Department of Energy and others.