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HASSELL Sydney Studio
3 March, 12 – 2pm

Places People Love: Arts and Built Environment

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Museums, galleries, concert halls, and theatres all play a vital role in the cultural, social and economic development of cities and regions. But the best cultural destinations do even more, they establish a civic identity that reinforces a sense of place and creates a memorable experience.

Join us at the Hickson Road studio of international design HASSELL to explore the built environment’s role in creating places for people to engage with all aspects of design including applied arts, architecture, experience design, landscape architecture, and speculative design.

The session will be held in two parts; an immersive, interactive exhibition taking visitors through the design process of a collection of cultural projects – from early research, testing to final documentation, and refinement (Free to the public from 9am – 12pm). Followed by a multidisciplinary panel discussion of thought leaders in the built environment and cultural sectors commencing at 12pm – 2pm (Also free, but registration essential):

  • Katrina Strickland, Editor, Good Weekend (moderator)
  • Linda Kennedy, Future Black Design Studio
  • Paschal Daantos Berry, Program Coordinator, Blacktown Arts Centre at Blacktown City Council
  • Jono Perry, Technical Director, Project Director and Arts Leader, Sydney Theatre Company

The panel will be followed by refreshments and entertainment.

Focusing on this year’s topic, ‘Accessing Design’, the session will focus on the future challenges facing cities and the design of cultural destinations. The session will explore how the built environment can respond to digitisation, urbanisation and globalisation to create places people love – places that are meaningful and enrich people’s lives.

Come, be entertained with great musicians and creative minds.

Image courtesy of HASSELL Studio