Future Acts | 2017
Future Method is an architecture, design and research studio founded in 2013. Outside traditional architectural practice, the studio collaborated with artist Nat Randall on The Second Woman for NextWave 2016; the performance collective Branch Nebula on the C3 West project, Food Fight; with architects Alvaro Carillo and Carmen Blanco for WATERTOPIA, commissioned by the New Landscapes Institute; with Dutch group FOUNDation Projects, Sydney-based MS4A, and Archival on projects for the Sydney Architecture Festival 2013 and the Venice Architecture Biennale. Upcoming work includes Stream of Consciousness for Adelaide Biennale 2018 and The Long Paddock 2017 for the New Landscapes Institute.
The commons and the travelling stock reserves contain practical, environmental and cultural resources that are depended upon today as they have been for millennia. A long-term research project, The Long Paddock looks at the intricate relationship we already have to the histories present in them and seeks to offer a way of unlocking these places through wayfinding devices, story telling, and mapping. This project steps outside the yard and invites people to participate in the landscape, not as consumer but custodian.