Barnaby Bennett

Barnaby is a publisher, designer, and researcher/activist/educator. Barnaby’s recently completed doctoral thesis examined the political character of the temporary projects that emerged post-quake Christchurch; discovering a surprisingly connection to long-term infrastructural issues in the city. In 2018 he was the creative director of the major event of Christchurch’s Festival of Transitional Architecture (FESTA), exploring the relationship between food and the city, and is currently the creative director of the Sydney Architecture Festival. Barnaby has taught design and architecture studios in universities around Australia and New Zealand including RMIT and UTS. His research, teaching, and practice are pre-occupied with notions of time and temporality. He has worked on very small temporary projects and very long-term projects such as the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. Barnaby is a co-founder and director of Freerange Press, publishing books on design, politics, and the city since 2007. He more recently joined WalkSydney, a new advocacy group to promote pedestrian travel in Sydney.