The Power Institute is thrilled to announce a new collaborative research initiative, Site and Space in Southeast Asia. The project explores the intersections of urban space, art and culture in three cities—Yangon, Myanmar, Penang, Malaysia, and Huế, Vietnam—through collaborative, site-based research.
For Sebastian Smee, it was an addiction to good sentences that kept the University of Sydney graduate at his desk writing at a time when there were no readers in sight. That passion eventually paid off. Smee is now a Pulitzer Prize winning arts critic, a sought-after writer, reviewer and public speaker. Curious to find out more about Smee’s beginnings in the industry, his thoughts on what constitutes good art criticism, and his views on the current state of arts journalism, we caught up with him in the lead up to his coming University of Sydney talk and seminar.