Nicholas Richardson is a lecturer in the School of Arts and Media at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). His research is on communications around policy development. He is particularly interested in the actor-networks influencing Sydney transport infrastructure.
A Curatorial Turn in Policy Development? Managing the Changing Nature of Policymaking Subject to MediatisationArticlesThere’s always this never-ending discussion about the curator who imposes meaning or imposes the concept of art, of what art is. I think this is the wrong opposition. Every artwork produces its concept, or a concept of what art is. And the role of the curator is not to produce a concept of art but to invent, to fabricate, elaborate reading grids or coexistence...Read more
ArticlesIntroduction Sydney, Australia has experienced a sustained period of building and infrastructure development. There are hundreds of kilometres of bitumen and rail currently being laid. There are significant building projects in large central sites such as Darling Harbour and Barangaroo...Read more
ArticlesIntroductionI have been studying the creation of Metro style train travel in Sydney for over a decade. My focus has been on the impact that media has had on the process (see Richardson, “Curatorial”; “Upheaval”; “Making”). Through extensive expert, public, and media research, I have investigated the coalitions and alliances that have formed (and disintegrated)...Read more