Getting Stuff Done in the APDL

On his recent talk at the Edge, Brooks Atwood introduced the idea of the GSD* day to us here at the APDL. GSD has been our new mantra for every day this week, with each day being jam packed, including a visit the CATC campus, the last of our UQ Architecture Lecture series and more new books than you can poke a stick at.


First up, I was super excited this week to be able to visit the CATC orientation day, where I introduced the Design Lounge to the incoming students. A broad mix of communication design, interior design and photography students were in attendance and I had a lot of fun meeting them and letting them know about what the Design Collection has to offer. I remember how helpful the Design Library was to me when I was a student so I hope that I was able to give them some good direction on a great resource for inspiration in their studies. Looking forward to seeing some new faces in the Design Lounge soon!

 Then we moved straight into our last lecture in the UQ Architecture lecture series. We’ve had 10 weeks filled to the brim with interesting topics and thought on architecture. This week’s lecture by Sandra Kaji-O’Grady was no exception. Her talk, Science City: Architecture and the Expression of Experimental Science. was a fantastic note to end the series on. Be sure to look out for Eden’s Design Online article about it early next week. The past 10 weeks of the lecture series have been insightful, interesting and inspiring. It was always good to see the new faces and returning faces coming the series every week so I’m a little sad time that they’ve wrapped up for another year. Luckily, they’ll be back next year so I’ll be looking forward to that.

Lastly, I arrived at the library this morning to find a giant stack of books waiting to be tagged in the catalogue and put on display. This time around, we were lucky to have some recommended books from previous UQ architecture lectures arrive after a slight back order delay. If you liked the lecture series then, keep your eyes peeled for some of these titles in the lounge:

 Surface Architecture & Architecture Oriented Otherwise—written by guest lecturer David Leatherbarrow)

World House Now: Contemporary Architectural Directions—featuring the work of Anupama Kundoo

Social Formation and Symbolic Landscape & Mr. Palomar— as recommended by Owen and Vokes and Peters

We also have a bunch of new titles on communication design, architecture, fashionand design thinking for you to check out next time you stop by!

Until next time!

 *Getting Stuff Done, being the PG translation of this phrase