9 March 2010
"The design presented by Richard Goodwin was seen to be an outstanding response to the brief and as such was selected as the winning proposal. Goodwin’s design responded proactively to the heritage considerations presented by Griffin’s Incinerator and was seen to provide an adequate and appropriate level of safety, security and maintenance considerations." - 9.2INCINERATOR - LIFT SHAFT ART COMMISSION PROGRESS REPORT (Willoughby Council, 4 MAY 2009)
Richard Goodwin is the Artist and Architect behind the 7metre Bar, the decorated concrete sound walls on the Gore Hill Freeway, the exoskeleton in Galleries Victoria and the RTA Toilets.
Porosity is COFA-UNSW Professor Richard Goodwin's research project which explores public spaces. Notably also including toilets in private buildings.
Goodwin addressed 10 questions in his lecture. The sixth, informed by his recent visit to India (and perhaps a reaction to The Internet Slum: Is Abandoning the Internet 'The Next Big Thing'? by John Walker), Is the Internet a giant Slum? Goodwin argues that like in a slum everything is happening in public - there are jewels to be discovered and mankind, like insects (bees) thrive in cities - the larger the better.
He also speculated that film had replaced drawing in design and that renovation was greener than a new water and energy efficient building.