Designing Urban Futures
Designing Urban Futures

Tuesday 2 August 6pm – 8pm

Object Gallery
Free, limited spaces
Booking information:



Florence Thomas

02 9320 9977

Discover a very personal insight into the reality of climate change from Tim Jarvis, a well-known polar explorer, environmentalist and member of the sustainability team at global design firm, Arup. Tim will describe first-hand evidence of climate change and discuss the need for radical design solutions at all levels. The design of cities will always rely on old ideas of community, connectivity and the physical spaces that support them but the future will also require radical new design thinking. Following this presentation, the audience is invited to a special viewing of ‘Now and When Australian Urbanism’ within the bespoke viewing space designed by ARUP. This 3D animated movie – a major project of the Australian Institute of Architects at the 2010 Venice Architecture Biennale – imagines design for possible urban futures, including Arup’s ‘Oceanic City’.

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