It was July 20, 1974 when Turkey first invaded Cyprus. I was in my family home with my three young children.
It’s quite strange how many people I have met in my adulthood that know, grew up with or went to school with someone that would be considered famous, for me that was Mr Harold Blair.
Tim’s father died when he was 26 on an overseas trip. In his later years, Tim spent time trying to figure out what kind of man his father was and what influence he had on forming the man Tim would become.
This story recounts the day my family and I left to emigrate to Australia and the first couple of years following the move.
Architectural teaching rooted in modernism philosophy embraced the definition of architecture as the art and science of building.
With architecture, you have a unique opportunity to make a contribution to society and the environment.
Created by if:book Australia, Memory Makes Us is a project that explores the role of memory in writing and reading. The project currently invites members of the public to share their memories in text, image or video via the if:book website. These are some of the stories shared.
There was no panic. Just a sudden, serene understanding that if I didn't sort out which direction the sky was, and stop tumbling end over end, I would be in serious trouble.
The short story which is set in Brisbane in the late 70's is a conversation between an immigrant mother and her Australian born daughter. In it, we are able to feel the mother's homesickness for her own familiar place and city through her daughter's observations and imaginings.
An elder once told me: “Do not let the past determine your future. A community that takes responsibility for itself shapes its future”.