Syrian-born architect Talin Hazbar works across architecture, design and art to connect with landscapes, materiality and the intricacies of the natural world. Through her material experimentation and study of architecture, she seeks to better understand the contexts in which landscapes, material properties and organic processes interact, applying her learnings sensitively and functionally in her creative practice. Having recently exhibited in the 2020 NGV Triennial, Talin joins us from Dubai for this conversation with Dr Laura Harper, a practicing architect and lecturer in the Architecture Department at Monash.
Talin Hazbar is a designer, artist, architect and proponent of designing within natural systems. Defining herself as an observer, she regularly experiments with natural materials and processes to understand their behaviour and properties. For her series of light works presented in the 2020 NGV Triennial, Accretions, Talin worked with natural ocean systems to allow calcium carbonate structures to grow over custom steel armatures. Born in Syria and living in Dubai, her research-based work has been informed by an architecture degree from the American University of Sharjah in 2012. Talin has exhibited in the United Arab Emirates and internationally and was selected for the dieDAS Fellowship program 2020 in Design Academy Saaleck.
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