The Design Files Talks – Tim Ross
Through June and July, Lucy Feagins of The Design Files has been hosting some of Australia’s leading speakers from architecture, design and fashion fields. This month the series concludes with an unlikely spokesperson for Australian design and architecture.
At Mercedes me on Collins Street in the Melbourne CBD, Feagins has held court with Amanda Briskin-Rettig, founder of bag-retailer A-esque, and former founder and director of Mimco, discussing fashion, retail and entrepreneurship; Jeremy McLeod, founder of Breathe Architecture and Nightingale Housing, on architecture and human-centred residential development; and Joost Bakker, eco-pioneer, florist and designer best known for his sustainability focused projects Silo, Brothl, Greenhouse, and the planned “sustainable shopping centre” in Burwood, on the challenges of turning ideas into reality.
On July 31, from 6pm–8pm Feagins will conclude the series in conversation with Tim Ross. A comedian and TV presenter once best known for his role alongside Merrick Watts in the comedy duo, Merrick and Rosso, Ross has since allowed his interest in design and architecture to blossom.
From performing his Man About the House show in architecturally significant buildings and homes he turns into temporary theatres, to writing on architecture and activism promoting its conservation, Ross has become one of the country’s foremost speakers on the subject. In this talk he will discuss his emergence as a champion for Australian design and architecture.
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