Exploding Architecture

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Course outline
Course structure and materials
Length of course
CPD hours
Learning outcome
Competency standards

Course outline

This course is based on Richard Goodwin's keynote presentation at the 2010 Australian Institute of Architects' National Conference extra/ordinary.

Richard Goodwin's keynote presentation explores the boundaries of architecture, investigating how it intersects with art, the body and the city. Using examples—including parasitic, guerilla-action, and commissioned projects—he explodes these boundaries. He explains his ideas on "porosity" and "parasitic architecture", and gives an unexpected, innovative and thought-provoking perspective on what architecture is, and what it means.


Professor Richard Goodwin, UNSW College of Fine Arts

Over 30 years of practice as an internationally exhibiting artist and architect, Goodwin has sustained a prolific and award-winning professional practice of art and architecture. His work ranges from freeway infrastructure, to the gallery, to “parasitic” architecture/public artworks. Fundamental to his work and philosophy, “Porosity” is the notion of adaptive re-use and radical transformations.

Goodwin established the Porosity Studio in 1996 at the College of Fine Arts at UNSW, where he currently holds the position of Professor. The studio enquires into a dynamic understanding of art, architecture and urban design, and has been recognised and supported internationally by various universities and institutions.

Course structure and materials

  • Audio-visual Flash presentation, including material recorded at the conference
  • Self-assessment

    Length of course

    1 hour

    Continuing professional development hours

    1 formal Continuing Professional Development (CPD) point.

    Learning outcome

    After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Outline how the speaker has extended the role of architecture beyond the conventional.
  • Outline, using a project example, how the speaker values public space in the city.
  • Describe the social implications and value of art and architecture collaborations in the city.

    National Competency Standards in Architecture



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