The Naomi Milgrom Foundation has announced the full program of speakers for the Living Cities Forum, and it is a real doozey! It really feels as if all of the most exciting practitioners we have long read about and admired from afar (aka the internet) have been thoughtfully assembled in a single line-up.
Thi forum explores the role of design in the urban environment, and how built spaces influence our experience as citizens of the city. Following the theme of ‘shaping society’, Living Cities 2018 questions ‘how do history, geography, climate and culture contribute to making a better city? Do generous buildings and thoughtful spaces make good citizens or encourage inclusive communities? And if not, precisely what are urban design and architecture good for?’
The speakers include Carme Pinós (who was recently announced as the designer for MPavilion 2018); sociologist Saskia Sassen; Turner prize-winning members of Assemble, Jane Hall and Audrey Thomas-Hayes; co-founder of Apparata, Nicholas Lobo Brennan; founder of Tomorrow’s Thoughts Today, Liam Young; and renowned architect Ryue Nishizawa.
What connects these speakers is a curiosity about the intersection of design and planning with the life of a city and its inhabitants. If this tickles your fancy, tickets are available online here.
Living Cities Forum
Thursday 26 July
Deakin Edge, Federation Square