Kyle Bush

Kyle is an Associate Lecturer, with qualifications and practice experience in the fields of both Architecture and Landscape Architecture. His design research and teaching engages with the politics of spatial production in various contexts, with a particular focus on resource economies and the landscapes they are embedded within. He is currently completing a practice research PhD aiming to develop a deep cartographic method to capture the production of space in landscapes of extraction; the agenda of this research is to inform a broadening of the conception, practice and regulation of rehabilitation in post-mining landscapes in Australia.

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Kyle continues to hold the position of Project Coordinator of ReActivate Latrobe Valley - a social enterprise with the purpose of enabling communities to respond to change and thrive by gathering and testing creative ideas for local spaces and economies. This organisation was established by RMIT’s award winning design research lab The Office of Urban Transformations Research (OUTR), with which Kyle worked for number of years. ReActivate Latrobe Valley’s continuing work in the region acts as an extension of OUTR’s original intention to engage in design research that catalyses locally driven responses to profound shifts in social, economic and ecological landscapes.

Kyle’s spatial practice is varied and responds to an underlying agenda interrogating the role of design in shaping the political and spatial contexts we inhabit. He has studied and practiced in the UK, USA, South Africa and Australia and has worked across architecture, landscape architecture, furniture design, community development, photography, writing and teaching.

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