Tamara Glick is an architecture student and designer, currently based in Perth, WA. She is part of Posit-, Post- Architecture’s research team that pursues self- initiated design projects, and see’s every new idea as an opportunity.
In 2014, she was invited to participate in The University of Western Australia’s regional work placement program and was fortunate enough to spend two months working with Martumili artists in the remote community of Parnngurr, Western Australia. This intensified her love of art, and she has spent the last few months assisting large-scale installation artist Jon Tarry with some of his new works. Until recently she also worked at Fringe Architects and was lucky enough to be a part of some pretty rad projects.
What inspires you? Where do you look for inspiration?
Lots of people! Right now, I'm super inspired by Justine Clark, Miranda July, The Cutting Room Floor, Amy Barrett-Lennard, Andrew Bolton, Pascale Giorgi, Jon Tarry and Kerstin Thompson to name a few.
I think it’s really important to shift the focus back on local architects and artists, so that’s predominantly where I look for inspiration. I find we are constantly focused on what people in other countries are creating and tend to look to them for artistic inspiration. What people don’t realise is that there are a tonne of rad people, in Perth, doing some incredible things that really deserve to be seen.
What current projects are you working on?
Currently, I am working with Serena Pangestu and Posit-(research and development arm of POST- architecture) on Women’s Business, a secret dinner project that is about creative ladies getting together, eating food and finding out more about each other.
What is special about this project?
We’ve noticed that a lot of meetups for young women are a bit formal and boring. This makes it hard to establish lasting friendships with inspirational women. Our project aim’s to bring small groups of women from diverse creative industries together to share a meal, talk some serious talk and just generally get to know each other.
Where is your favourite hometown spot?
Henry Saw Café at the Museum of Perth, history and coffee.
What should we expect to see from you in the future?
My hope is that Women’s Business naturally expands, as there are so many talented ladies around Perth that I would love to see in one room. Other than that, I finish my degree next month and will then be traveling to Brisbane and Melbourne in July, as the ‘Loop Chair’ has just been selected as a finalist in the Australia Contemporary Emerging Design Awards and VIVID 2016.