With another Olympics upon us, we ponder whether the global sporting roadshow can ever be sustainable? Plus, it's time to consider what we mean when we design for those living with disability. Then, Tim Entwisle takes us for a COVID-safe stroll around Melbourne's Royal Botanic Gardens. He followed by Blueprint's resident design expert, Colin Bisset, who introduces us to the three British brothers who transformed Australian rooftops...
This week, join Blueprint as we look at restoration: of our environment, buildings, and gadgets. Plus, Kiwi comedian Guy Williams takes you to New Zealand's haunted town of Marton, while Lost and Found takes us to Budapest.
Who is the built world designed and made for? For the longest time (and possibly still) the answer was white, able-bodied men. London's Matrix Feminist Design Co-operative sought to change all of that, bringing feminist-centred architecture to the capital from the 1980s. Co-founder Jos Boys joins Blueprint, as London's Barbican mounts a retrospective of her collective.
How long do you think buildings should last for? If you happen to be the Australian War Memorial's Anzac Hall… not very long. Plus, understanding Eucalypts amid climate change, the brain's perceptions of food, and grab your bobby pin… because it's time to do some mending!
Scottish-Ghanaian architect Lesley Lokko joins Blueprint to discuss architecture, identity and race. Plus, it's time to introduce yourself to the Murrigellas — a group of friends (all Murri women, plus one Olive fella) inspired by none other than Nigella Lawson.