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Architect, artist, researcher

Hugo Moline

Hugo Moline is an architect, artist and researcher. He is also the unit co-ordinator the second year Architecture program at WSU. He has designed community-led housing and public space projects in Australia, Thailand, Fiji and The Philippines. In all these projects the design occurs as part of an open research process between architect and the people who will use and inhabit the spaces. This has included co-housing schemes for migrant communities in Western Sydney, and the development of incremental development strategies for public spaces in the inner city. His speculative arts practice, with artist Heidi Axelsen, critically examines the current way we arrange our world by designing for other ways of relating such as: what if we could only own what we occupy, or what if we worked for plants instead of them for us. Their work has been extensively exhibited both nationally and internationally, including by: Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation (Sydney), RMIT Design Hub (Melbourne) and the Echigo Tsumari Art Triennale (Japan). Moline teaches in the Architecture program at Western Sydney University and is currently finalising a PhD thesis on hybridising Utopian and Participatory forms of architecture in the field of housing at the University of Sydney. work has been featured in Architecture AU, Architecture Bulletin and Architectural Review Asia Pacific.

 

See Hugo speak at Towards Urban Transformation: Perspectives from WSU Architecture.