Fukishima Reactor Meltdown

Cameron Rose (Developer), Studio Qualia (Photographer), Titania Rosari (Artist)

Research output: Non-textual formDesign / ArchitectureResearch

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationGeelong, Vic, Australia
PublisherCity of Greater Geelong
Size3:35 minutes
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventGeelong After Dark - Geelong Town Hall, Geelong, Australia
Duration: 5 May 20175 May 2017

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Rose, C. (Developer), Studio Qualia (Photographer), & Rosari, T. (Artist). (2017). Fukishima Reactor Meltdown. Design / Architecture, Geelong, Vic, Australia: City of Greater Geelong. Retrieved from https://vimeo.com/216432334
Rose, Cameron (Developer) ; Studio Qualia (Photographer) ; Rosari, Titania (Artist). / Fukishima Reactor Meltdown. [Design / Architecture].
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Rose, C, Studio Qualia & Rosari, T, Fukishima Reactor Meltdown, 2017, Design / Architecture, City of Greater Geelong, Geelong, Vic, Australia.
Fukishima Reactor Meltdown. Rose, Cameron (Developer); Studio Qualia (Photographer); Rosari, Titania (Artist). 2017. Geelong, Vic, Australia : City of Greater GeelongEvent: Geelong After Dark, Geelong Town Hall, Geelong, Australia.

Research output: Non-textual formDesign / ArchitectureResearch

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Rose C (Developer), Studio Qualia (Photographer), Rosari T (Artist). Fukishima Reactor Meltdown Geelong, Vic, Australia: City of Greater Geelong. 2017.