RMIT’s flagship podcast series Talking Design has been commended in a top Australian Institute of Architects award for its outstanding coverage of architecture and design.
Talking Design reviews all facets of design and is hosted by journalist and architecture aficionado Stephen Crafti, who received the award from the Australian Institute of Architects on behalf of RMIT.
“Melbourne is rich in design and needs to be celebrated and exposed in every possible medium,” Crafti said.
“Talking Design is so different if you compare it to other media, especially in radio, as there are few if any purely dedicated to design in the broader sense.”
From architecture to industrial design, and from fashion to automotive design, Talking Design has connected its audience to prominent designers and expert analysis from RMIT academics for more than four years.
Crafti writes regularly on design for publications including The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, and Australian Financial Review, as well as Indesign and Habitus magazines. He has also written more than 30 books on architecture and design.
“The award is my first in a career that spans nearly 25 years, so it's extremely rewarding,” he said.
Now in its 28th year, the Bates Smart award recognises outstanding journalists, authors, editors and producers, whose work elevates the public profile of architecture and its practice, and generates debate around architectural issues.
Story: Chanel Bearder