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Perth Urban Design Forum

Perth Urban Design Forum

The Western Australian Urban Design Forum held its end of year wrap up at Stala Contemporary Gallery in North Bridge, Perth Western Australia. David Galloway was one of the speakers, presenting a short talk about designing cities from the user experience. This talk...

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The Dream Community – Taiwan

The Dream Community – Taiwan

The arts has an important role in the vitalisation of urban communities. This short video was made during a trip to Taiwan. The Dream Community is a tower block development about 30 min train trip outside central Taipei. Over 25 years the developer, Gordon Tsai, has...

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Local narrative drives urban design

Local narrative drives urban design

The challenge with planning codes is that they attempt to use words and sketch diagrams to communicate a feeling and style for urban areas. They are also very generic and unable to accomodate the specific and local feel of places. To address this in Leederville,...

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Inadvertent design for Slow Living???

Inadvertent design for Slow Living???

The Slow Movement, which we at Ferart Design strongly support, has been around since the 1980's when Carlo Petrini's protested against the opening of a McDonald's restaurant in Piazza di Spagna, Rome. This drew attention to what we loose...

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International publication – Rangelands Management

International publication – Rangelands Management

Based on Ferart Design's long term work in Rangeland Management, David Galloway was invited to contribute a chapter to an international publication about sustainability research.  This chapter summarised the emergent  body of work  in new approaches to...

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Repurposing Public Art  – Barcelona

Repurposing Public Art – Barcelona

And here is another fantastic example of repurposing public art - from Barcelona.  The outside the Museum of Contemporary Art is a large modernist courtyard and lumpy sculpture.  In the crowded streets of Barcelona there are not many spaces available for...

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Repurposing Public Art – Glasgow

Repurposing Public Art – Glasgow

Public art is installed to capture the wider vision of how the city (usually) fathers want to portray themselves to the world or capture a particular zeitgeist in physical form. This public art ranges from the heroic and military thru to the abstract and...

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WGV wins Awards

WGV wins Awards

Between 2014 and 2016 Ferart Design assisted Landcorp implement the One Planet sustainability framework for its WGV development in White Gum Valley. This was recognised through awards in 2016 and 2017 by the Urban Development Institute of...

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Launch of the TOWN TEAM MOVEMENT

Launch of the TOWN TEAM MOVEMENT

Town teams are organisations of business and citizens who gather together to organise, engage and empower local residents and businesses to create vibrant, sustainable and successful places. The teams curate and lead place activation and development. Town Teams are a...

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Getting a Sense of Perspective

Getting a Sense of Perspective

In September 2017 I visited Stonehenge in the United Kingdom. I had visited once in the 1980's and since then understanding of the archeology of the site and its surrounds had how that was interpreted for the visitor had dramatically changed.  Where as Stonehenge...

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Art as a Disruptive Weapon

Art as a Disruptive Weapon

Over the past forty years digital technology has radically changed artistic activity. Now tech companies control how artists get benefit from their work. Digital middlemen reap the biggest rewards from artistic activity and artists  produce content for free....

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Urban Intimacy

Urban Intimacy

Being Australian, we are used to wide open spaces and horizontal skylines. Now, living for a sort while in an old red and blonde stone tenement on the South Side of Glasgow, Scotland, the eye has to adjust to verticals and closeness. This gives an new...

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