Dunedin, New Zealand
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Elizabeth Margaret Farrelly is a Sydney-based author, architecture critic, essayist, columnist and speaker who was born in New Zealand but later became an Australian citizen. She has contributed to current debates about aesthetics, design, public art, architecture, urban environments, society and politics, including criticism of the treatment of Julian Assange.
Education and teaching
Farrelly was born in Dunedin, New Zealand and trained as an architect in Auckland. She also holds a PhD in architecture from the University of Sydney, where she is Adjunct Associate Professor of Architecture. She has also taught at the University of New South Wales, the University of Technology, Sydney, the University of Auckland, the Royal College of Art, London, Humberside Polytechnic and the Architectural Association School of Architecture, London. Farrelly left New Zealand in 1983 and practised as an architect in London until 1988, but found the scene there "just too dreadful, too ghastly for words". In October 1988 she moved to Sydney, then became an Australian citizen in 1991.
Farrelly practised architecture at Pollard Thomas and Edwards Architects, London; JASMaD Architects, Auckland; and Warren and Mahoney, Christchurch. She was the inaugural chair of the Australia Award for Urban Design, an award "established to recognise recent urban design projects of high quality in Australia and to encourage cities, towns and emerging settlements of all sizes to strive similarly for improvement". and served as a juror for design awards such as Parramatta Design Excellence Awards and the Royal Australian Institute of Architects Awards.
Elizabeth Farrelly served as an independent Councillor of the City of Sydney from 1991 to 1995.
Writing and speaking
Farrelly was assistant editor of and contributor to the Architectural Review, London from 1985 to 1987 and a contributor to other professional publications such as The Architecture Bulletin; Architecture Australia; Architectural Theory Review; The Architect’s Journal; New Zealand Architect; and Queensland Architect.
Farrelly's blogs are available at www.leflaneur.mobi
Awards for writing include:
1992 Paris-based CICA award for international criticism
1994 Adrian Ashton Award for Architectural Writing
2001 Pascal Prize for Critical Writing
2002 Marion Mahony Griffin Award
- "Elizabeth Farrelly". Newspaper biography. The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2011-01-11.
- Farrelly, Elizabeth (12 October 2002). "Dreaming Spires: Architecture and the learning game". Sesquicentenary Colloquium Dinner. Retrieved 2011-11-01.
- "In the case of Assange, truth is actively and repeatedly punished". Farrelly, Eizabeth (12 April 2012). "Truth of Assange is stranger than fiction". The National Times. Retrieved 29 November 2012.
- "Assange had not been charged with any crime."Farrelly, Elizabeth (29 November 20p12). "Ambassador's rage doesn't dispel facts". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 29 November 2012.
- Doogue, Geraldine (12 September 2009). "Creative Thinking: Elizabeth Farrelly". Interview (and transcript). ABC Radio National. Retrieved 2011-11-01.
- Planning Institute Australia. "Australia Award for Urban Design". website. Planning Institute Australia. Retrieved 2011-01-11.
- Farrelly, Elizabeth (1993). Glenn Murcutt: Three Houses. Phaidon.
- Farrelly, Elizabeth (2007). Blubberland - The Dangers of Happiness. Sydney: University of New South Wales Press. ISBN 978-0-86840-837-8.