Dig Beneath Design Podcast

Dig Beneath Design Podcast

Latest Episodes

Greg Grabasch empowers people to have a say in designing their own places.
October 09, 2019

Greg Grabasch models a new role for landscape architects - as design facilitators. In 2006 he founded UDLA design studio in Fremantle, Western Australia on strong principles of social and environmental justice.

Indira Naidoo always seeks ways to connect with her audience.
July 25, 2019

Indira Naidoo is an expert communicator. You might have seen her on TV, heard her on radio or read her books The Edible Balcony and its sequel The Edible City. Indira knows how to hook you into a story, from a spelling bee that nearly spelled the end o...

Jennie Officer wants architects to justify their language, not dumb it down.
May 03, 2019

Jennie Officer’s life is immersed in architecture. She practices as co-director of Officer Woods Architects, teaches at the University of Western Australia and writes about architecture in the dead of night. -

Damian Thompson stays humble, humorous and human.
March 09, 2019

Ever had someone screaming at you in a community meeting? You need a few minutes with Damian Thompson, director of multidisciplinary design studio Lat27. He talks about being the eye of the storm and having stillness of mind...

Georgina Reid wants designers to become storytellers.
January 21, 2019

Georgina Reid never dreamed her online magazine The Planthunter would go viral. So when her heartfelt stories about people and plants connected with thousands of fans almost instantly, she was terrified. Five years, a book and many deep breaths later,

Harry Partridge says the first rule of communication is to give up something of yourself.
October 11, 2018

Harry Partridge is a rare bird: a structural engineer with a creative soul. He ran his own firm Partridge Engineering for over 30 years, taking pride in delivering strong, safe buildings. But early on, Harry knew something was missing.

Tim Ross would rather listen to a drunken wedding toast than a TED talk.
August 12, 2018

Tim Ross is a comedian and design nerd. - He’s leapt from the entertainment industry into the design world with a fresh perspective, dry humour and a love for mid-century Australian design. Tim knows how to keep it real,

Tiffany Beamer keeps it simple and people-focused.
June 06, 2018

Tiffany Beamer is a self-confessed introvert - more of a lover than a fighter. She was the youngest partner ever made at OLIN and now leads their Los Angeles studio. Tiffany learnt how to stand her ground firmly but politely and put her case calmly,

Sacha Coles swears by the mantra: be yourself and know your work.
February 07, 2018

At 23, Sacha Coles had just finished uni. He had zero clients and no work, but big plans for the future. Now he’s a successful landscape architect and director of Aspect Studios, responsible for multibillion dollar projects across Australia. -