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SARAH GARBA

Woods Bagot

SAY IT LOUD - Naarm Melbourne Exhibitor​
MELBOURNE/AUSTRALIA Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

I am inspired by the incredible richness of diverse architecture around the world. Be it a humble enclosure or a captivating design of a great David Adjaye or Zaha Hadid, it's the vast creative thoughts translated into space which amazes me.

SARAH GARBA

Bio:

Interior Design (Honours) Graduate with an interest in advocating the need for design to be more human-centred, diverse and concerned, with environmental impacts on Country. Drawing on notions such as adaptive reuse, empathy and storytelling, sets a foundation and ethos for a practice that is concerned with giving voice and designing 'with' (rather than 'for') the often 'voiceless'. Works have a depth and theoretic aspect, that attempt to provoke new considerations into the potential of design.

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?

It was the exposure to growing up in a different country and moving around a lot which gave me the insight of what our attachments to what home or place means, and how the constructed environment around us can impact growth or in fact stifle it.

What do you do?

I am starting off my industry experience working as an interior design graduate at Woods Bagot and in my spare time I continue to expand, explore and develop explorations from my thesis, through reading, writing and attending public events.

What excites you in the work you do?

The vastness that this field has is incredibly admirable and exhilarating. It's a user-centred service which means that there is always the potential to improve communities, foster change, and enhance connections and opportunities.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

I am inspired by the incredible richness of diverse architecture around the world. Be it a humble enclosure or a captivating design of a great David Adjaye or Zaha Hadid, it's the vast creative thoughts translated into space which amazes me.

 

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

Being hired as a fresh graduate at a global design firm.

Featured Project Name: 

Designing with integrity

Featured Project Location: 

Global

Featured Project Completion Date: 

Continually evolving

Role in Featured Project: 

Creator/designer

Featured Project Description:

This project is an extract from a publication centred around exploring a theoretical approach to how we as design practitioners can design a better tomorrow

Photography Credit:

Sarah Garba

Featured Project Name: 

(Where) form follows care

Featured Project Location: 

Flemington, Melbourne

Featured Project Completion Date: 

Continually evolving

Role in Featured Project: 

Creator/designer

Featured Project Description:

This project looks into spaces between the lived and built and at the green spaces left neglected, to prompt a new discourse from the prescribed narratives and functions of public place. The design proposal is situated at sites along the Moonee Ponds Creek in Flemington which sits between a public housing estate and a freeway overpass. The design explores the possibility of multifunctional nodes to bridge the social division of public housing residents and the wider community.

Photography Credit:

Sarah Garba