Gillian Barlow: I am a writer and architect from Australia. As an architect I work with Aboriginal communities throughout Australia doing houses and health buildings. As a writer my work borrows from my architecture with a strong need for form but tends to be experimental – a play with memoir, theory and fiction. I recently completed a PhD in communications and Media. I live with my partner and 13 year old son in Sydney. I am involved in a meditation community, aikido and love ski-ing, walking and cycling.