SOLD OUT School for Civic Imagination Biomorphic Urbanism - City As Studio
Thu 23 January 2020
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Cities are rapidly becoming the dominate habitat for the human race, presenting new challenges for communities and ecosystems globally.
This lecture, titled ‘biomorphic urbanism’ explores how Michael Smythe's practice looks to challenging the status quo of urban planning, exploring ways individuals and communities can reshape their neighbourhoods to prioritise environmental and social justice.
Michael Smythe is an artist, campaigner and creative director of Nomad Projects, an independent arts foundation that develops experimental projects across digital and location-specific spaces. Nomad Projects critically engages with issues surrounding environmental and social justice within the urban landscape.
Current projects include Phytology, an urban physic garden and research institute in Bethnal Green (East London), Urban Mind a global research project investigating the relationship between the landscape and mental health and Mobile Apothecary, a herbal medicine dispensary providing free healthcare to individuals and communities with limited access to quality health support.
Michael studied installation, performance and art history at the Australian National University, Canberra, and Hochschule Der Künste, Berlin.
Part of GIOFest X
7pm - 8.30pm, Free but ticketed, Cinema
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