Steven Fleming and Angelina Russo have been poking the hornet’s nest that is urban planning for over a decade, with a mission to put cycling on the agendas of architects, planners, politicians, designers and academics. In recent years, it has been a thrill to work with them on a range of innovative projects, from provocative seminars and the innovative ‘Velotopia’ workshops, as well as producing content for the National Museum of Australia’s ‘Freewheeling’ exhibition about cycling in Australia.
Clinical surveys of architectural theory are not for Steven and Angelina. While better spaces for bicycles might be their primary goal, their work has an altogether higher purpose. By interrogating the physical and cultural fabric of our cities, they help us reimagine the kind of society we might become.
Dr Daniel Oakman, Senior Curator, People and the Environment, National Museum of Australia.