Architect and academic Charity Edwards’ research explores destructive, uneven, and more-than-human impacts of urbanisation and climate change at the scale of the planet. She foregrounds the long-disregarded space of the world ocean in these processes in particular, and uses image-making and video practices to explore spatial experience within urban theory.
Charity is currently undertaking a research project on ‘Antarctic Geo-Imaginaries’ that investigates the increasing urbanisation of the Southern Ocean, and asks how and why this so often conflicts with our popular understanding of Antarctica as ‘like being on another planet’.
At MADA, she teaches design studio, theory, and urban processes in both the interior architecture and architecture programs. As part of Melbourne’s wider culture of design discourse, she has partnered with visiting international practitioners on urban interventions; and continues to contribute to local, national, and international architecture and design media.