Who are yous?
Dusty and Thirsty aka Owen and Bobbie...
Bobbie Bayley grew up in the Hunter Valley, NSW before hitching on a coal train to study Architecture at the University of Newcastle. Bobbie completed her undergraduate studies in South Carolina, USA, undertook an internship in Dallas, Texas, in 2015, followed by cultural studies in South America. Her professional experience since has stretched across community engagement and projects such as (out)fit, institutions such as Ozetecture, and is more likely to be found on a construction site than behind a computer. She was awarded the prestigious Byera Hadley scholarship in 2017 to undertake the proposed research journey, The Grand Section. She is currently completing her masters of architecture in NSW. After spending a year living in a 5.5m2 footprint Bobbie is interested in how much building we actually need.
Owen Kelly grew up in the Blue Mountains, NSW before falling off a cliff and landing in Newcastle for an architectural education. Throughout his studies he initiated student exhibitions, public design talks on rooftops and was instrumental in starting the Healthabitat Nepal Sanitation Studio. On completing his bachelor's in 2013, he was part of a trio that started a tiny student practice designing and making buildings, installations and furniture. He has worked in urban and regional Australia as well as Nepal. He believes architecture should think about place, people and buildings, in that order.