The Comfort Pursuit

Blended learning for design communication studio

Photo by Sergey Zolkin on Unsplash

From next year I will be teaching Design Communication at JCU. This subject is a core subject in the new Major in Urban Environments and Landscape Design.

This is not a new subject for me, as this was the very first experience I had as a tutor in Brazil when I was still an undergrad student. Then I lectured the subject at UFT also in Brazil, and later on in New Zealand.

Despite all these years, the way it will be delivered this time is completely new and challenging to me. Read more…

Month in review: July 2017

This month started with a scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef. It was the prize for the winners of a school quiz, which happened in May and our team won. More photos of the scenic flight here. It was also the peak month of the high season here in Cairns, and we received a few friends from New Zealand, which was great. We also bought tickets to go to Brazil later on this year, the trip will include some work and conferences in my native country plus some holiday time with family. Besides that, below is what happened in the professional front. Read more…

Palm Cove Melaleuca Trees

Palm Cove is a very special place, and when I first arrived I had a discussion with a local trying to understand why is this beach so different and much more touristic than the others in Cairns. The response was: the Melaleucas! Although I am not sure if this is the dominant reason as there are so many other special things here, these are very special trees. Some of these Melaleucas are over 500 years old and very well looked after!

Month in review: June 2017

MASP (Museu de Arte de São Paulo). Image used under CC 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication

This is a rather belated post, but these monthly reviews are addictive and I feel like I need to somehow summarise and get the big picture of what has actually happened last month (or not!). June was a difficult month when I lost my 15 year old dog Lina Bo Bardi Read more…