Squishy urbanity: walking Melbourne with Rohan Storey

Assemble Papers, 2 December 2016

I love scrolling through Rohan Storey’s Instagram account. Within it, he singles out buildings many of us have walked past hundreds of times and draws on his formidable historical knowledge, developed over 20 years of working at the National Trust, to tell the story of a city. Rohan – now vice-president of Melbourne Heritage Action, a community-based lobby group supported by the National Trust – is an avowed city-lover as well as a flâneur of sorts: his architectural eye captures the intricacies of high Victorian mansions (some of his favourite buildings in Melbourne), while in conversation he vividly describes the ‘squishy urbanity’ of the city’s laneways.

I spoke to Rohan about apartment standards, what ‘good’ density looks like to him, plus his thoughts on the recent Corkman pub saga in Melbourne.

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Inge King: Constellation review

This review was originally published by Lip magazine on 13 May 2014

Currently showing at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) in Melbourne is a major survey honouring 99-year old Australian sculptural artist Inge King.  Renowned as one of Australia’s most important sculptors, Inge King: Constellation celebrates her extraordinary 60-year career Continue reading Inge King: Constellation review