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The Covidscape

We have entered the Covidscape. We are constantly consuming and being consumed by it. We are dreaming about it. We are desperately seeking moments of escape from it, if we are able to.

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Reconstructing past atrocities

Straddling the line between design and legal testimony, Forensic Architecture is drawing attention to human rights violations.

Feeding a COVID-19 Nation: protecting all worker’s rights in a time of crisis

In a period of panic-buying and empty supermarket shelves, we can’t forget about the horticultural industry that works to sustain us.

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What’s your loneliness room? Connecting humans through creative practice research

In ‘How to Treat a “Loneliness Epidemic”’, a recent letter to the editor from The New York Times, writers discussed what responsibility we have to lonely people.

The inside of a casino with a row of pokies machines.

Online courses to reduce gambling-related harm

Thousands of Australians are negatively affected by gambling each year. But Deakin and the Office of Responsible Gambling NSW are working to change that.

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International Women’s Day 2020 – Celebrating women in research

In the lead up to the 2020 International Women’s Day, we spoke to Dr. Dwan Price and Dr. Tricia Ong, two leading researchers with a passion for STEMM and reproductive health respectively.

A row of lockers in a school.

Gender-based violence prevention education: it’s time to go outside the school-yard

How do we go about teaching respectful relationships? We caught up with Associate Professor Debbie Ollis to find out.

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If You Build It, They Will Feel

How close are we to figuring out if buildings shape our emotions?

A young woman wearing sunglasses holding shopping bags in both hands.

Clothes maketh the man: re-imagining our role as a consumer

In 2016, Australian households spent a total of $666 billion on general household living costs.

The inside of the Metropolitan Opera House, 40 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, USA

Breathing new life into performances of the past

How can 3D digitisation be used to preserve the history of opera?

A portrait of three young boys from the Solomon Islands.

Better humanitarian action through a diasporic lens

Pacific Island countries are among the most vulnerable in the world to natural disasters. These communities require our support, just not the traditional kind.

The ANZAC bridge at sunset.

From past to present and back again

Frequently we think history is incapable of making an impact on our lives now; a distant experience lived by our injudicious ancestors. We are wrong.

Karri Saarinen presenting at Nordic Design

Public speaking, a good kind of uncomfortable

Sometimes it can feel utterly impossible to place yourself in a position where you have to speak in front of people.

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The future of the Australian film industry

Could this be the end of Australian film?

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How can you enter the housing market?

For young adults searching for a home in Australia, the idea of owning their own place may feel like a pipe dream.

From Ta Moko to tramp stamps: why we choose to get tattooed

Whether you’re fully inked, have the beginnings of a sleeve or get a little bit anxious around needles–tattoos have a rich cultural significance that continues to grow today.

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