A free symposium on how we can rethink, regenerate, rebrand, rework and reactivate cities for alternative futures will be held at BMW Edge, Melbourne, on 11 September. The symposium aims to question how designers can catalyse innovative opportunities for cities and regional centres to transition into productive and sustainable futures.
Organized by RMIT and the Office of Urban Transformations Research (OUTR), the symposium aims to introduce key issues and approaches for the discipline of landscape architecture, architecture, urban design, and other associated disciplines involved in city making.
Speakers include: Darryn Snell, Luis Callejas, Ed Vermeulen, Esther Anatolitis, Richard Elkington, John Fien, Lee Stickells, Jock Gilbert, Julian Bolleter, Andrew Wisdom, Flora Salim, Professor Daine Alcorn, Richard Blythe, Donald Bates, Enriqueta Llabres, Andrew Benjamin.
9.30 am – 12.30 pm: Politics
1.00 pm – 3.00 pm: Economics
3.30 pm – 5.30 pm: Environment
6.00 pm – 8.30 pm: Infrastructure
At the conclusion of the symposium Andrew Benjamin will launch his book Architectural Projections with celebratory drinks.
9.30 am – 9.30 pm
11 September 2012
Registration is free.
Information and bookings.
Federation Square, Melbourne, Vic, Australia