Hearing Architecture podcast

[003] The reality of architecture in reality TV

Australians love to renovate their homes. You can tell we do because there are so many DIY TV programs that show us how to give it a go. But when you watch programs like Grand Designs, The Block, or House Rules there’s rarely an architect to be seen.

With many programs like this out there a lot of people might assume that design, renovation, and building can all be easily undertaken by anyone at home as long as they have the time and money.

Now, this is true to some extent, and a lot of people have a great deal of fun renovating their homes. But it might be hard to know how far you can go yourself before things start to get dangerous or it becomes more costly than if some professionals had taken it on.

In this episode of Hearing Architecture we’ve asked architects from around Australia how architects are portrayed to the public and how clients can be involved in the design process.

This episode of Hearing Architecture featured the following guests: Damian Madigan, Rod Simpson, Sue Dugdale, Lee Hillam, Peter Stutchberry, Justin Carrier, Steven Postmus, Nicholas Braun, Jane Caught, Timothy Moore, Shaneen Fantin, Belinda Allwood, Joe Agius, Rob McGauran, Jo Rees, Dik Jarman, Hugh Mcguire, and Andrew Maynard.

The interviews in this episode were produced around Australia by EmAGN committee members: Jamileh Jahangiri, Daniel Hall, Kirsty Volz, Kali Marnane, Chris Morley, Sam McQueeney, Reece Currey, Brad Wetherall, Jess Beaver, Bede Taylor, Rebecca Webster, and Daniel Moore.

The Australian Institute of Architecture production team is Daniela Crawley, Stacey Rodda, Monique Woodward, and Thom McKenzie.

Produced by the Australian Institute of Architects Emerging Architects and Graduates Network, in collaboration with Open Creative Studio.

Written and Directed by Daniel Moore.

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