Know Your Village
The quest to find a spiritual village home for COLLECT takes an unexpected turn this issue as we venture into the temporary market economy of Bowerbird Bazaar and discover that “community” means much more than bricks and mortar.
The clothes people wear when they’re shopping for life essentials and rare treasures say more about them than any fashion shoot could. Welcome to the diverse stylings of the Gepps Cross Markets.
How we’d do it
The romance of letter-writing is reignited when COLLECT’s creative team tackles the postal service.
Essay – A mound of severed ears: image crisis in our neighbourhood
Despite Kevin Rudd’s proficiency in Mandarin the countries in our neighbourhood remain a mystery. Owen Lindsay argues there is only one way we might achieve a more cohesive region, and it’s a strategy at which even Kim Jong-Il is more proficient than our Australian leaders.
Mmm food – It’s all good
Fast food with a theory – Near-instant, delicious and ethical, it’s the food revolution which could kill McDonald’s and it has finally reached Australia.
Smart Cities – Good ideas a-plenty
Each city needs to embrace its own identity, but that doesn’t mean it can’t borrow a few good ideas from elsewhere. Noel Probert profiles some great ideas from great towns.