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Phone: 0406 941 434

Email: studio@fivemileradius.org

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Five Mile School

Lectures and short courses
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University plug-ins
 

About 

Understanding materials

resources

construction &

place

In mid 2019 FMR successfully crowdfunded $13,875 to formalise the Five Mile School.

See the campaign here

Five Mile School is our teaching platform for design and research into the use of local materials in construction.  The focus is on understanding our relationship to available resources and supply chains. We follow the premise that complex global issues can often be tackled at a local scale. 

The school is curated by Five Mile Radius’ team of emerging designers who look to industry professionals to teach and contribute to the schools success.

The school sits alongside our architectural work, linking in students to real life case study projects. Anyone is welcome to attend. 

Please read our- first charter here. 

 

Five Mile School Charter 01

 

 

Whats On

SHORT COURSE

21ST CENTURY TIMBER

JIM GALL

Fresh information on timber sourcing, ecology, species, construction details and how building with timber contributes to a better world.

POSTPONED

@ Five Mile Radius

$25 / $45

PUBLIC FORUM

THINKING THROUGH CRAFT. 

Clare from FMR joins the second talk in the Women in Architecture series, Thinking Through Craft, which explores the relationship between craft and architecture, from practice to innovation.  

POSTPONED

@ APAL 

$10

LECTURE

SPECIFICALLY PACIFIC

JOHN MAINWARING

A Regional Perspective and Personality: Architecture and Urban Design for the SubTropics - air, water, shade and pattern.

POSTPONED

@ Five Mile Radius

$20 

PUBLIC FORUM 

ARTICHOKE SCHOOL NIGHT

DESIGN SPEAKS

Clare from FMR gives and overview of our international work alongside 2 other great speakers.

6pm 12 March

@ King Living

$40 

SHORT COURSE

FOREST TO FACADE

SEAN RYAN

A timely update of Australian foresty industry including land management, timber supply chains and the emerging Australian timbers we should all support.

POSTPONED

@ Five Mile Radius

$25

UNI COURSE

UQ RESEARCH ELECTIVE

MATERIALS MATTER

We are running a 14 week program with the University of Queensland conducting material research for the wider architectural community.

Ongoing

@ UQ

  

Whats On

 

Writing

Designers in Profile - Sanctuary Mag 

Building with Earth in Remote Arid Regions

Anthroprospective -  ‘Alternative’ architecture

Design Writer - Ethics in practice

Disappearing Dialogues - Video of artists

Garland Magazine - Indian Dirt 

The Natural Artisan - Using what you have

More Margie - Laurie Baker Brick Genius

More Margie - Sangath

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Video

 

15.11.19 / Open Actions Festival 

23.10.19 / FMR Project in Sri Lanka w/ Griffith Uni 

22.10.19 / FMR Talk @ Ballistic Beer West End. 

16.10.19 / FMR Talk @ Brickworks Sydney​

15.10.19 / FMR Tour Kennedys Timbers Narangba 

09.10.19 / FMR Talk Brisbane Open House Pecha Kucha

25.05.19 / Luxxbox + Makers Take

17.05.19 / Botanica : Bamboo Weaving Workshop

17.05.19 / Botanica Artist talk: Future Design

16.05.19 / WOT #05 Russell Hall 

10.05.19 / 14.05.19 / Botanica Festival

10.05.19 / Botanica Talk: Design Language

29.03.19 / WOT #05 POD + Regional Design Service

08.02.19 / Materials Locality w/ Finding Infinity 

06.12.18 / WOT #04 Rex Addison

13.10.18 / Recycled Timber Workshop 

21.07.18 / Forestry Walk with PFSQ

21.06.18 / WOT #03 Timber

10.05.18 / Art in Soil# 02 Stanthorp

24.03.18 / Processing Wild Clay - Artisans

02.03.17 / WOT #02 Grand Section + Jess Harris

17.12.17 / Art in Soil - POP Gallery

05.11.17 / Shingle Making with PFSQ

23.11.17 / Disappearing Dialogues

04.11.17 / Samford Commons

06.09.17 / USA

19.08.17 / Pinch Pots and Punch

24.07.17 / Industrialised Craft 

25.08.17 / Popup Brickfactory

20.08.17 / Life Drawing Live Jams

18.02.17 / Weaving with Natives

03.03.17 / WOT #01 Grand Section + Em Devers 

25.04.16 / The Apprenticeship exhibition

17.02.16 / Natural Architectural Screens exhibition

11.02.16 / Owen Architecture Bookend Bricks 

02.12.15 / Pecha Kucha Brisbane Lecture

 

Past Events

Sponsors

Thanks to the first official supporters of our school

Kennedys Timbers

CSR Cemintel

H Design