ADAD won the City of Sydney EOI in collaboration with Lochbuild to create Wis(c)h, the William Street Creative Hub, where the ADAD studio was first located
After studying fine arts at Musashino Art University (Tokyo), Momoyo moved to Costa Rica where she worked as art professor for five years. She also started working as a researcher of Latin American and Caribbean art since 1997, and she has collaborated with numerous exhibitions featuring artists from the region.
In 1999, she encountered Arakawa, with whom she started working on Reversible Destiny projects. In 2002, she established the Arakawa + Gins Tokyo office with Madeline Gins and Arakawa, where she is currently based, and continues to work today.
Among many projects and events, she was in charge of coordinating architectural projects External Gene House SHIDAMI (Nagoya, 2005), Reversible Destiny Lofts Mitaka -In Memory of Helen Keller- (Tokyo, 2005), Biotopological Scale-Juggling Escalator (New York, 2013), and cultural/educational events such as Yoro Art Festival (Yoro, Gifu, 2017 onward), Puzzle Creature (Niigata, 2018), and Puzzle Creature Island Encounter (Teshima Island, Kagawa, 2019), working closely with the Architectural Body Research Foundation (until 2008), and Reversible Destiny Foundation (from 2010 onward) in New York.
Her passion is to continue to develop reversible destiny in the here and now, and through this work, pass on Arakawa & Gins’ extraordinary artistic, architectural, scientific and philosophical legacy to future generations.
Momoyo is one of the research members of a study group “Studies of the Architectural Body” at Kansai University (Osaka) since it was established in 2016, and often gives lectures on Arakawa + Gins/Reversible Destiny at Universities and colleges in Japan and abroad.
Nicole has worked across the disciplines of art, architecture and design since 2011. After completing a B. Des. Arch. and M.Arch at the University of Sydney she took up a role with Tzannes, an award winning Sydney architectural firm. In 2013 and 2016 Nicole exhibited large scale installations at Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi. She was awarded a Clitheroe Mentorship for her piece 'Dynamics in Impermanence' as an emerging artist in 2016. The same year she was also the recipient of a Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship from the Architects Registration Board for her research into ocean pools. More recently Nicole won the Young Australian Designer of the Year Award for Sustainable Design, an Australian Timber Design Award and a USYD Alumni Award. Her work spans two career paths pursuing architecture, research and the arts. She is recognised for her expertise and commitment to design excellence in coastal design and strategy.
I am currently working to re-awakening my people’s traditional dialect, also working with all dialects within my language group. I have the pleasure of sharing my knowledge of traditional bark canoe making, tool making and, most importantly, re-telling the true stories, beliefs and practices of the Worimi and of those within the Kattung language group.
I look forward to sharing with all and if I can learn from you, please introduce yourself and we’ll sit down for a yarn.
A graduate of Architecture and current PhD candidate, 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.
Tania is a passionate advocate for public space. As the president of the public space advocacy group, Citizens for Melbourne, Tania led the successful ‘Our City, Our Square’ campaign opposing the demolition of Federation Square’s Yarra building and its replacement with an Apple store.
Tania has a Master’s degree in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University in New York. She is undertaking PhD research at Melbourne University developing strategies for engaging public audiences with the public realm.
He is Associate Professor in Architecture (Curatorial Design and Practice) at the Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne, and a Design Advocate for the Mayor of London. From 2013 to 2020 he was the Curator of Contemporary Architecture and Urbanism at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Jack's architectural work promotes social equality through the design of homes, housing, and domestic space. He specialises in radical new typologies (including co-housing), alternative models of ownership, finance and procurement.
In 2016, Jack curated the British Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale with the show Home Economics.
He is Master of Diploma Six at the Architectural Association, where he teaches domestic design with Guillermo Lopez.
Jack's other work includes curation, exhibition design, brand consultancy and communications, publishing, editing, writing, furniture design and art direction.
Phoebe has broad experience in both the design and construction sectors of the building industry. Since establishing Alleanza Architecture’s Newcastle studio, Phoebe has emerged as a leading practitioner in school education projects. Her portfolio includes a number of significant projects where she has worked successfully and collaboratively with all stakeholders.
Phoebe is a staunch advocate of promoting Architecture and Women in the profession. Phoebe is Regional Committee Co-Chair, Australian Institute of Architects, NSW Chapter and Member of the Property Council of Australian, Education Property and Precincts Committee.
Camilla holds an Honorary Appointment as Adjunct Professor at University of Technology Sydney and has taught, lectured and exhibited, judged awards and had the opportunity to be published, both locally and internationally.
His articles and interviews have been published in 2G Magazine, AA Files, Architectural Review, Archithese, ARQ, ARCH+, Materia and San Rocco. Co-editor of “CMNcasos”, “ARQ Docs: Pier Vittorio Aureli” (ARQ, 2014), “ARQ Docs: Atelier Bow-Wow” (ARQ, 2015), “Lugares Comunes” (ARQ, 2015) and “Stereografía: Tattara & Zenghelis” (ARQ, 2020).
Co-curator of ‘Forum Basel’ exhibition at Swiss Architecture Museum (2017). Co-curator of Conference Program 2020-2022 by Lisbon Architecture Triennale and Centro Cultural de Belém (CCB). Teacher at Universidad Católica de Chile (2014-2018) and MARQ UC (2020).
(B.Arch, M.Arch, PhD, AIA)
Marika Neustupny is a founding Director of NMBW Architecture Studio. She has taught in Architectural Design, Urban Research and Asian Urbanism at RMIT University and currently sits on the Australian Institute of Architects’ National Committee for Gender Equity. Marika has recently completed a PhD from University of Queensland titled ‘Water + House’, where water infrastructure has been investigated as both design catalyst and outcome, informing a bigger picture understanding of the role of services in architecture. Her research interests include mid-twentieth century curtain walls, spatial strategies of tent camping, and the social and cultural rituals of urban life in Melbourne.