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Read: CUSP App Now Available!

Date: April 23, 2014

Author: Ross Colebatch

Watch: Tim Horton on CUSP at JamFactory

Date: April 23, 2014

Author: Ross Colebatch

445HighEarly last week we went to Adelaide to visit CUSP: Designing into the Next Decade, which is currently showing at JamFactory, spread across their central Adelaide venue, and their new venue at Seppeltsfield Winery.

As part of CUSP we’re heading to each venue to chat to someone local to the area who can provide an insight into what CUSP does or doesn’t provide to the region—an insight from the sector into what CUSP means.

In Adelaide, we caught up with Tim Horton, an acclaimed architect in his own right and the founding CEO of the Committee for Adelaide, amongst many other roles he has held. Tim has retained a deep interest in civic space and the role of design in urban policy throughout his varied career.

As it was school holidays, Tim’s three children (aged six, eight and ten) accompanied him to the venue. As soon as we all entered, the trio swarmed onto George Khut’s Brighthearts app, where they remained until they uprooted to watch Stephen Mushin’s profile video at the digital station—before returning to Khut’s installation. They had been to the exhibition about a month earlier, and their enthusiasm for, and interpretation of, Khut’s work was a joy to watch.

Make sure you watch through to the end to catch a perfectly used Wayne Gretzky quote—definitely the most unexpected element of an action-packed day trip to the South Australian capital.