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3RRR Radio

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Simon Knott established his own weekly Architecture radio show with Stuart Harrison in 2004. He has continued as the co-host and producer providing critiques, interviews and public engagement with the profession over that time. The pair have since been joined by Rory Hyde and Christine Phillips as co-hosts and have undertaken hundreds of interviews with local and overseas architects. The aim of the show is to broaden the understanding of architecture in the wider community in a sophisticated manner. In 2005 they won the AIA award for Architecture in the media. The show can be heard on 3RRR (102.7FM) each Tuesday at 7pm.

http://www.rrr.org.au/program/the-architects/

3RRR Radio

ABC TV – Good, Bad or Ugly

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Simon Knott developed, with Stuart Harrison, a series of Architecture segments as part of the ABC arts show, Art Nation. The national series was a further development of their radio show work, expanding an understanding of Architecture within the wider public domain. The first of these eight episodes focussed on Architecture and the Public Realm.

www.abc.net.au/arts/stories/s3208907.htm

ABC TV – Good, Bad or Ugly

Australian Institute of Architects (AIA)

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All three directors have had an ongoing relationship with the AIA, participating in numerous committees, awards programs and events. BKK believes that the AIA is one of the most effective ‘vehicles’ to engage with, and respond to, the architecture profession. Some highlights include: Tim elected as a state councillor in 2003, Julian a member of the AIA practice Forum and Simon a member of the Sustainability Committee. In 2009 Simon was also a member of the National AIA awards jury. All directors and staff continue to be involved at numerous levels and functions with the AIA.

www.architecture.com.au

Australian Institute of Architects (AIA)

RMIT University – Learning and Teaching

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All three directors and a number of BKK staff have studied and taught at RMIT. Teaching topics have ranged from design to technology, and even model-making. BKK remains engaged with RMIT on a number of levels and has also established links with Melbourne University and Deakin University Architecture Schools through presentations of their work and design critiques.

www.architecture.rmit.edu.au

RMIT University – Learning and Teaching

Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory (SIAL)

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The practice has established strong links with the Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory (SIAL) at RMIT and the world renowned, Professor Mark Burry. In 2007-10 BKK participated in a revolutionary new program of PhD research with SIAL, where a PhD student was embedded within the practice for 3 years. This allowed BKK to further passion in the idea of ‘Design as Research’.

www.sial.rmit.edu.au

Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory (SIAL)

In 2004 Simon Knott founded with the AIA, a series of Architecture forums on the first Monday of the month. The monthly event was designed as a free, accessible forum that discussed issues directly and sometimes indirectly connected with the practice of Architecture. Process has continued at the same bar since and has enjoyed a reputation for lively and unusual debate within the Architecture community.

http://archiprocess.org/

Satellite Art Projects

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Simon Knott was a founding board member of Satellite Art Projects in 2009, a non-profit contemporary art agency that initiates, develops and presents ambitious public projects and commissions. The organisation was established to work closely with artists beyond the gallery environment, and to link audiences, patrons, business, and government with engaging ideas and highly visible outcomes.

www.satellite.org.au

Satellite Art Projects