marcus westbury

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Brickstarter interview with Dan Hill

May 8th, 2012 1 Comment

I recently did an interview with Dan Hill of City of Sound, Helsinki Design Lab and everything else fame. Well, i say “an interview” but really it was more of a conversation where he took notes and ended up writing it up later. As a result i found it a lot more interest to read […]

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Renew Newcastle’s coming to America tour

October 9th, 2010 5 Comments

I’ve booked a trip to the USA next year between the 22nd of January and the 13th of February 2011.¬†For the last two years i have been working on Renew Newcastle and i’m keen to touch base with other projects involved in of revitalising cities, urbanism, culture and low cost/ low budget revitalisation of urban […]

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The Edge (video blog)

March 29th, 2010 1 Comment

The Edge, http://edgeqld.org.au/, is the State Library of Queensland’s new digital cultural centre for young Queenslanders, on the Brisbane River at Southbank. It is “a place for experimentation and creativity, giving contemporary tools to young people to allow them to explore critical ideas, green initiatives, new design practices and media making”. I was involved in […]

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City of Sound on Renew Newcastle as ‘Emergent Urbanism’

February 17th, 2010 5 Comments

Dan Hill of the blog City of Sound fame (and much more besides) has written a piece for the current Architecture Review Australia about ‘bottom up planning’ or ‘emergent urbanism’ as he prefers to call it. In the article and the accompanying blog post he uses Renew Newcastle as a strong example and says some […]

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