Other Writing

I write plenty of things that aren’t big books and scholarly journal articles, here are some of them:


Stein, JA, ‘Politicians in high-vis say they love manufacturing. But if we want more Australian-made jobs, here’s what we need’ The Conversation, 6 May 2022. Republished in the Sydney Morning Herald, 20 May 2022.

Stein, JA, ‘Advanced manufacturing’ should be about people, skills and the environment, not fancy new tech’, Medium.com, also published on the Australian Manufacturing Forum @AUManufacturing, 28 April 2022.

Stein, JA, ‘A dying trade that is still in demand?’, TAFE Teacher Magazine, winter issue, 2021, pp. 20-21. PDF

Stein, JA, ‘In the post-Holden era, we can be a nation of clever designers‘, Sydney Morning Herald, 20 February 2020.

Stein, JA, ‘Does Australia need the “Right to Repair”?’ Ewaste Watch (republished from Repair Design), 30 September 2019.

Lee, T., JA Stein, A Crosby, C Cooper & K Scardifield, 2019, ‘Design and repair must work together to undo our legacy of waste,’ The Conversation, 12 July 2019.

Screen Shot 2022-02-21 at 10.44.48 amStein, JA, 2018, ‘Don’t be too quick to dismiss “dying trades”, those skills are still in demand’, The Conversation, 6 December.

Stein, JA, 2018, ‘Conversations in the Shadow of Australian Manufacturing’, History Lab, 4 December.

Rowden, E, and Stein, JA, 2018, ‘Reading List: Public Architecture’, Places Journal, March.

Stein, JA, Crosby, A, and Lockhart, C, 2017, ‘Out of hand: Expressing data, exposing nature and extending time’, ArchitectureAU, 19 April.

Stein, JA 2017, ‘Is 2017 the year to ditch the term “innovation”?’, The Conversation, 19 January. Republished as ‘The Cost of Disruption’, The Age, 20 January 2017.

Stein, JA 2014, ‘Kickboxing Face’, Seizure, vol. 6, January, pp. 47–53.

Stein, JA 2013, ‘Different Strokes’, Sydney Morning Herald (Spectrum), 4 May.

Stein, JA 2013, ‘Two Thumbs up for Sydney’s Ugliest Building’, Sydney Morning Herald, 1 March.

Stein, JA 2013, ‘Frank confessions from an oral history newcomer’, Voiceprint 49 (October), pp. 10-13.

Stein, JA 2012, ‘Links to the right paths take the city forwards’, Sydney Morning Herald, 17 Dec.

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Stein, JA 2011, ‘The Ultimo Dream’, in DIY Urbanism (exhibition catalogue), Right to the City, Sydney.

Stein, JA, 2008, ‘The (Abridged) Sordid History of Recycling in Chicago‘, F Newsmagazine (April 1).

(Contributor) 2008, Current: Contemporary Art from Australia & New Zealand, Dott Publishing (Art & Australia), Sydney.

Stein, JA 2007, ‘Mandatory What? Australia vs. America: Voting in the age of apathy and authoritarianism‘, F Newsmagazine (November 6).

Stein, JA 2007, ‘More Fair Dinkum Than Thou’, New Matilda, 8 October.

Stein, JA 2007, ‘Rob McHaffie’, Art & Australia, vol. 44, no. 4, p. 320.

Stein, JA 2006, ‘Giles Ryder’, Art & Australia, vol. 44, no. 3, p. 640.

Stein, JA 2006, ‘Louisa Dawson’, Art & Australia, vol. 44, no. 2, p. 480.


Crosby, AStein, JALee, T & Scardifield, K, 2020, Repair Design: A UTS Design Studies Project, project report, University of Technology Sydney.


Stein JA & A. Crosby, 2021, Public Submission to the Right to Repair inquiry, Productivity Commission, February.

Stein, JA, 2017, Public submission to NSW Parliament Inquiry into Museums and Galleries, submission no. 12, NSW Legislative Council Portfolio Committee No. 4 Inquiry into Museums and Galleries, Sydney.