The transit lounge is the archetypal transit space, the point where the hyper-global + hyper-local coincide; a location which blurs traditional conceptions of geo-political boundaries, creating pockets of international space within the borders of individual nation-states. An in-between space, it exists relative to a fixed departure and arrival point, not to the area that surrounds it.

The Transit Lounge is a series of overlapping residencies for Australian and German artists and architects in Berlin. It is also a blog where themes relating to the project will develop, collaborations will be initiated and sustained, and observations on the city collected. The Transit Lounge invites you to participate in these transnational conversations by commenting on the blog.

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The transit lounge is supported by Culturia and the DAZ

Wednesday, October 04, 2006


Isabelle completed a Bachelor of Science (Architecture) (Hons.) and Bachelor of Architecture (Hons.) at the University of Sydney. In 2000, she was awarded the Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship which she used to undertake a year of research in social housing developments in France, receiving the University Medal for her Honours thesis that resulted from this research.

She is currently working in Paris for Shigeru Ban Architects Europe on a temporary museum constructed from cardboard tubes and shipping containers to be built on a former industrial site.

Isabelle has exhibited installation and design work in numerous galleries both in Australia and overseas. Her installation work Super Cocoon was exhibited in November 2005 as part of the Canberra Biennial of Architecture and Design, and installation Study for a Transportable Room, was exhibited in May 2006 at the Pickled Art Centre in Beijing. Isabelle’s installation works focuses on the idea of temporary /transient /transportable dwelling spaces.

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