School of Design, Faculty of Design Architecture and Building, University of Technology Sydney
Alexandra is the Associate Head of School of Design at the University of Technology Sydney. Her background is in visual communications and the ethnographic methods of International Studies. She is one half of the research studio Mapping Edges, and she is also a janitor at Frontyard Projects in Marrickville.
ArticlesPermaculture is a creative design process that is based on ethics and design principles. It guides us to mimic the patterns and relationships we can find in nature and can be applied to all aspects of human habitation, from agriculture to ecological building, from appropriate technology to education and even economics. (Read more
Going on a Field Trip: Critical Geographical Walking Tours and Tactical Media as Urban Praxis in Sydney, AustraliaArticlesIntroductionThe walking tour is an enduring feature of cities. Fuelled by a desire to learn more about the hidden and unknown spaces of the city, the walking tour has moved beyond its historical role as tourist attraction to play a key role in the transformation of urban space through gentrification. Conversely, the walking tour has a...Read more
ArticlesIntroductionThis essay considers three design projects as microprotests. Reflecting on the ways design practice can generate spaces, sites and methods of protest, we use the concept of microprotest to consider how we, as designers ourselves, can protest by scaling down, focussing,...Read more