2016 Honors Studio: Fracking Futures

Fracking Futures studio is based as anti-thesis to shale oil drilling. The studio is aimed at creating alternative self-governing community, develop a toxic waste plant and disseminate environmental action to the general public. The site for the studio is the Caltex oil refinery (presently been dismantled) in Kurnell, Botany Bay. The studio will be based on planning and designing for a commune for 100 people and micro toxic processing industry. Students will be asked to carrying out a comprehensive research of toxic waste in Australia, identify and then apply solutions for a waste management system on the Kurnell site. It is an all year program of intensive research and project realisation in physical and 3D modeling, plan, sections and book.


Staff: Andrew Macklin, Olivia George and Professor Benedict Anderson