EXCX—ExtraContextual                                                         

CLIENTS + COLLABORATORS: City of Port Phillip + LIAN Architects + City of Melbourne + Wilderness Building Co. + Instant Shade + Bodriggy Brewing Co + Awards + Victoria State Emergency Service  








EXCX is a design collective based in Melbourne/Naarm Australia.

We design by adding ‘extra’ context to a site beyond the physical and regulatory definitions of its boundaries and a linear idea of history.

Our strategies include unearthing lesser known narratives of place (cultural, ecological and technological), playing with the levers and aesthetics of development to do less with more, and drawing counterfactual timelines and fictional artefacts to suggest new identities and possible realities.

Ultimately our aim is to create complex, direct and delightful places that invite and challenge people to make new collective and future-oriented stories in urban space.

EXCX members are Paul van Herk, Shereen Amin, Matthew Tibballs and Lauren Garner.