THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY ALUMNI AWARDS 2019
AWARD FOR CULTURAL CONTRIBUTION
The USYD Alumni Awards recognise the achievements of some of the Universities most accomplished graduates. The winners for 2019 include business leaders, teachers, architects and entrepeneurs, with all the winners continuing to make a difference in the world.
For her work on ocean pools Nicole Larkin has been the recipient of the Cultural Contribution award 2019. This acknowledges alumni who have achieved excellence in arts, creative sectors and culture, and/or whose efforts promote the understanding and value of cultural diversity. It also includes contributions to creative arts and literature, elements of design and architecture, cultural education and other cultures, or to the understanding of them.
The Wild Edge project started in 2014 and has grown into a free online data base equipping the community to advocate for our ocean pools. This website is the repository for that information including maps, data sheets, 3D models and scale drawings of each ocean pool in NSW. Nicole’s work continues to evolve through this live data base and focuses on developing best practice guidelines for ocean pool design.
Read the Guardian’s recent article ‘Ocean pools are making a comeback’ by Gabriel Wilder for an overview of the project.
Images courtesy of Carly Earl, the Guardian.