Her current research on Mining Ideology and Coal Capitalism, examines the agency of architecture to make legible the complex forces at play in the age of the Anthropocene. Through this research Sam is exploring feminist theories of care and collective political subjectivity, ecological systems and indigenous cosmologies in the Australian context of Country.
Sam is a co-founder of the collective group N, where the topic of conversation and its impact on art, architecture, and design has been unpicked and entangled through various modes that include exhibitions, symposia, studios, and projects
Irene ran her own practice designing architecture, urban and landscape projects, competitions and consultancies on an international domain since 2005. She lead TerritorioMayor, the Centre for Urban Studies at Mayor University of Chile, and is President and co-founder of the Pan-American Observatory of Landscape, Territory and Architecture OPPTA, a non-profit international organisation focused on the protection, restoration, recovery and reconstruction of urban and rural environments impacted by the effect of human pressure on environment and Climate Change.
Irene is Senior Lecturer at the School of Architecture and Built Environment at the University of Newcastle (Australia). Previously, she has been teaching at the Bío Bío University, Mayor University of Chile, Salamanca University and the School of Architecture at the Polytechnic University of Madrid ETSAM-UPM.
Outside of teaching, Emma is excited to get out on the open road and explore the Australian landscape.
A graduate of Architecture, Shellie specialised in heritage conservation, working extensively on projects around Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and the Lower Hunter before moving to Canberra to join the Commonwealth Governments Heritage Branch.
Shellie has a love for living history and uses a combination of personal story and the interpretation of art and weaving objects to make the traditional/historical relatable to our lives today.