January 2017
"The Eyes Have It and the Eyes Always Will" article published by e-flux Architecture.

November 2016
"The Pacific Solution" essay published in the Winter 2016/17 issue of Disegno Magazine.

September 8-9, 2016
Panel discussion and roundtable moderation, "Photography in Academic Research" conference, UCL, London, UK.

March 19, 2015
Lecture: "Politics, the Political, and the Image", UNSW Art and Design, Sydney NSW.

March 6, 2015
Shaun Gladwell in conversation with Greg Ferris and David Burns, UNSW Art and Design, Sydney NSW.

March 2, 2015
"5 Years of Photography and Situated Media" lecture at UTS, Sydney NSW.

February 2014 - December 2014
Studio Artist Residency with Todd McMillan, Artspace Visual Arts Centre, Sydney NSW.

December 9, 2014
UTS Photography and Situated Media Honours Graduation Exhibition opens at UTS Gallery, 730 Harris Street. More information.

November 27, 2014
Opening of a new exhibition featuring Jill Daves and Natalya Hughes at Carlton Project Space in Sydney, curated by David Burns. Continues through December 13th.

November 13, 2014
"Subtext: 2014 UTS Photography and Situated Media Graduation Exhibition" opens at Central Park in Chippendale. More information.

November 6, 2014
"Todd McMillan, Michael Moran, David Burns: New Work" opens at Carlton Project Space in Chippendale. More information. Continues through November 22.

October 6-15, 2014
David Burns and Adrian Lahoud lead a workshop in London with students from UTS PSM and the Bartlett.

September 16, 2014
David Burns and Sam Spurr moderate a conversation on public art and architecture at Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation.

September 13, 2014
David Burns participates in a workshop on architecture curation with Barry Bergdoll at the Art Gallery of South Australia, organized by N collaborator Sam Spurr.

July 3, 2014
David Burns to lead a public discussion with AR-MA directors Robert Beson and Gabriele Ulacco about their recent Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation commission “Trifolium”. “Fugitive Structures 2014″ is the second iteration of SCAF’s annual architectural initiative, presented in partnership with BVN Donovan Hill. AR-MA: “Trifolium” (SCAF Project 20) is the second pavilion to feature in the Foundation’s Zen Garden. Thursday, July 3, 6-8pm at SCAF.

June 14, 2014
David Burns to participate in a series of artists talks at NG Gallery on June 14th 2-4pm with Todd McMillan, Urtzi Grau, Lawrence Wallen, among others.

May 29 - June 14, 2014
David Burns contributes one piece to the group show 20x20x20 at NG Gallery, Chippendale. Opens May 29th 6-8pm.

April 28, 2014
David Burns appears in the SAMAG panel discussion, City, Spaces, and the Arts at the Australia Council of the Arts, Sydney NSW.

April 2, 2014
David Burns writes the essay for Michael Moran's new exhibition "Corporate Foyer" at Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney. Exhibition on view until April 25.

November 26-28, 2013
David Burns and Sam Spurr present the paper "How to be a Good Witness: The Architecture Curator" at the Critique 2013 conference in Adelaide, SA.

August 16, 2013
Guest lecture at the University of Sydney School of Architecture.

May 28 & 30, 2013
"Remaining Other" workshops in London on curation and publishing at the Architectural Association for students of the AA, Bartlett MArch Urban Design, and Goldsmiths Centre for Research Architecture.

January - June 2013
David Burns awarded a one-semester paid research sabbatical.

November 21-24, 2012
"What Destroys What" curated by N at Firstdraft Gallery in Sydney. Featuring work by David Burns, Todd McMillan, Frank Minnaërt, Ms&Mr, Justine Varga, and Nadia Wagner.

October 10, 2012
Guest lecture titled "What Destroys What" for the Monash Art Forum Series at Monash University.

August 17, 2012
Guest lecture at the University of Sydney School of Architecture.

August 15, 2012
Guest lecture at UTS School of Architecture.

July 28-29, 2012
Sam Spurr and David Burns of N conduct a 24-hour workshop titled "Dissonance" for the Audio Architecture events at the Arts Centre in Melbourne. Curated by the Office for Good Design.

May 14-16, 2012
Sam Spurr and David Burns of N conduct a series of public interviews for "7 Kinds of Happiness" for the Office for Good Design at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre. Interviewees include Stefan Sagmeister, Ilse Crawford, WORKac, Rotor, Broached Commissions, and Anthony Burke, Gerard Reinmuth, and TOKO. Full details.

April 19, 2012
N curates "The Mirror Parlour" for Kaldor Public Art Projects "The Dailies" by Thomas Demand. Full details.

April 14, 2012
"Co-isloated: Richard Goodwin, Michael Snape and David Burns" opens in Wentworth Mine in Lucknow, NSW on April 14, 2012. Presented by Orange Regional Gallery.

April 5, 2012
N curates "The Doppelgänger Parlour" for Kaldor Public Art Projects "The Dailies" by Thomas Demand. Full details.

March 23 & 24, 2012
N organizes Sylvia Lavin and Charles to contribute to the opening conversation events for the Kaldor Public Art Projects "The Dailies" by Thomas Demand.

"Partial Architectures" catalog published by University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design Press. Purchase catalog in hardcover or softcover.

February 3 - 24, 2012
"Partial Architectures" - David Burns
EDGE studio Gallery, 5411 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA
Opening: Friday, February 3, 6:00pm

January 18 - February 17, 2012
"Partial Architectures" - David Burns
Gallery 103, 103 Art + Architecture Building, Knoxville, TN
Opening and gallery talk: Wednesday, January 18, 5:30pm

December 9 & 10, 2011
Open Studio, Artspace Visual Arts Centre, Sydney NSW

August - December 2011
Studio Artist Residency, Artspace Visual Arts Centre, Sydney NSW

December 4, 2011
INDEX Forum with Charles Renfro and Eva Franch i Gilabert
School of Architecture, University of Technology, Sydney
School of Design, University of Technology, Sydney

September 2 – October 23, 2011 
"Networks of surrender."
2011 Gwangju Design Biennale 
Artistic Directors: Seung H-Sang and Ai WeiWei
"Communities" section curator: Beatrice Galilee and Helen Hejung Choi 

June 16-26, 2011
"How to be a good witness."
2011 Prague Quadrennial