Industry Tracks is a visual/aural project first presented at the Geelong After Dark Festival in May 2017. Blending the past, present and future of industry and its contribution to local culture Industry Tracks records a passenger train on its journey to/from the edge of the city of Geelong; through [...]
Ford Factory | Megan Jones
This film on the Ford Factory for car manufacturing documents the factory workers capturing their production and embodied memory within this industrial architecture.
Ford Factory | Michael Faulks
This film on the Ford Factory for car manufacturing documents the assembly of the factory building, with design and assembly parts integral to Ford's major architect, Albert Kahn.
Ford Factory | Chayakan Siamphukdee
This film on the Ford Factory for car manufacturing documents the interior assembly of the manufacturing process, presenting the machinic inhabitation of the factory interior.
The Iconic Industry Book
The book of the #Vacant Geelong team’s Iconic Industry exhibition has now been published! Iconic Industry: Exploring the Industrial Built Fabric of Geelong catalogues the exhibition that was recently on show for six weeks at the National Wool Museum in Geelong. Written by Mirjana Lozanovska, David Beynon, Cameron Bishop, Diego [...]
Aesthetic Anxiety or Performative Subjectivity
A symposium that aimed to generate a cross-disciplinary discussion on architecture related to migration and the multicultural representation of Australian society and was convened by Deakin School of Architecture and Built Environment's Mirjana Lozanovska along with Michele Lobo (Cultural Geography) and Louise Johnson (Australian Studies) in November. A Report on [...]
Exploring Geelong’s Creative Future
The #VacantGeelong research project on Geelong's vacant industrial space has moved into its next stage. Deakin University’s #VacantGeelong project presented a symposium this week at the National Wool Museum to discuss the historical impact of Geelong’s industrial spaces and potential for their future, as explored through a number of new [...]
Taking Memories of Industrial Geelong to London
Deakin University’s #VacantGeelong project was at the centre of a round table discussion at the London Festival of Architecture (LFA) recently. #VacantGeelong project leader Dr Mirjana Lozanovska from Deakin’s School of Architecture and Built Environment chaired the Vacant, Reading Material, Memory discussion. Panellists included #VacantGeelong artists Alexander Hamilton – whose [...]
#VacantGeelong – Artisits Round Up
Amanda Shone What We Remember/What We Forget 2014 Amanda Shone works closely with people and spaces to emphasise the things that go unnoticed, but once evoked, are hard to shake. Her work suggests that our unconscious gestures reside in the undercurrents of culture, and seep into our relations with space [...]
SAVE THE DATE – Vacancy & Preservation Symposium
Vacancy and Preservation: the architecture of the post-industrial community In the period between 2015 and 2017, the #Vacant Geelong project has developed a large body of original artistic works that respond directly to vacant industrial spaces and the memories that have shaped what it has meant to live in [...]
Iconic Industry Exhibition
ICONIC INDUSTRY EXPLORING THE BUILT FABRIC OF GEELONG 24 AUGUST to 1 OCTOBER - National Wool Museum This project provides a creative exploration of Geelong’s industrial identity, and a collaborative interface between architecture, art and community. Its intent is to focus artistic processes on the re-activation of memory and erasure as [...]
#VacantGeelong Open Studio Brings Together Artists and Communities
The invitation to the recent #VacantGeelong Open Studio Open Day was ‘come one, come all’ to participate in artists talks, collaborative workshops, walks, and conversations about Geelong’s future. The #VacantGeelong project began at Deakin University in 2015. Through the project, a team of artists, Deakin researchers and students, and community [...]