Toxic City? Symposium

Tue 19th March, 2019
2:30pm – 6:00pm
NGV International, Great Hall
Price: $15 - $20
Fresh ideas for future cities at NGV Design Week.

In the afternoon symposium Toxic City?, six brilliant minds will come together to examine the effects cities are having on our environment, and consider how those same cities can lead the change towards a greener future.

During the symposium’s first session, Craig Reucassel (the ABC’s War on Waste), Breathe Architecture director Bonnie Herring, Finding Infinity founder Ross Harding, Professor Sue Anne Ware (the University of Newcastle’s School of Architecture and Built Environment) and environmental activist Joost Bakker will discuss the environmental challenges arising from cities and the systems that sustain them. How can we create cities that are cleaner and more sustainable? And how do we mitigate the environmental damage that’s already been done?

There will also be a keynote address by Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde, founder of Studio Roosegaarde. In this interactive talk, Dan will explore the social role of design and articulate his innovative vision for the future.

Now in its third year, Melbourne Design Week runs from March 14 to March 24. The brainchild of the NGV’s Department of Contemporary Design and Architecture, this annual international event features over 200 talks, exhibitions, tours and workshops that explore how design can shape our future.

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