This Thursday, 28 July, we are thrilled to present the first ever See-Saw Symposium: Design and the City. Along with our project partners gaffa, we are running the second See-Saw collaborative student design challenge for Sydney Design festival, but this time you can all join us for an afternoon of ideas, projects and discussions about the place of design in our city.
WHEN: The symposium runs from 1:30pm – 5:30pm and is followed by drinks to launch the whole See-Saw project. Thursday 28 July
COST: $33 including afternoon tea.
BOOKINGS: Places are strictly limited and are selling fast! Bookings HERE. or contact Gaffa at email@example.com or (+61) 02 9283 4273
MAKING-CITY-ART || City of Sydney , Eva Rodriguez Riestra & Glenn Wallace
Eva Rodriguez Riestra: Public Art Program Manager, City of Sydney
As the City of Sydney’s Public Art Program Manager since 2005 Eva has overseen the development and creation of a broad and diverse public art program. With a professional background in architecture, urban design, photography and graphic design, Eva is a regular guest lecturer on public art, public space, peace and the environment. Eva is a founding member of Architects for Peace and is completing post-graduate research in Art History.
Glenn Wallace: Special Projects Program Manager, City Design Unit, City of Sydney
Playing a key role on the City of Sydney’s major strategic planning projects including the Local Action Plans, Sustainable Sydney 2030 and the CITY ART Public Art Strategy, Glenn has a deep understanding of Council’s important inspirational and leadership role. Glenn has coordinated the Laneway Art program since 2008 and is presently coordinating a range of special projects including aspects of the Eora Journey.
NEXUS : COLLABORATION : INNOVATION || Selena Griffith
Selena Griffith is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Design Studies at COFA where she coordinates the Design Management and Practice courses. Originally qualifying for a Bachelor of Industrial Design, Honors, Selena has worked as a Design Manager in a variety of contexts from in-house to international consultancy and as a freelance designer with her own consultancy. Selena researches in Design Management, Sustainability, Collaboration, Social Innovation, Service Design, Futures and Education. Her interest in creating positive futures through transformative design thinking as led her to produce teaching tools and methods to assist with the development of innovation, collaboration and design thinking skills. Selena is very interested in how organisations can most effectively utilise design thinking to deliver more sustainable products and services. Co-creation and nexus – where people from different backgrounds and professions come together in collaborations that result in innovation or new perceptions has fascinates Griffith and she not only researches in this area but has also developed courses to teach the skills needed to run multidisciplinary creative collaborations.
REMAKING THE CITY || Zanny Begg
Zanny Begg is the Director of Tin Sheds Gallery, the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning, The University of Sydney. She is an artist, curator and writer – her work often revolving around an investigation of the politics of space, both in the broader globalised context and a more specific local one. Zanny was invited to Hong Kong for an Australia-China Council Residency (May 2007), Indonesia for an Asia-Link Residency (June 2008), for a Performance Space Residency in Redfern, Australia (Oct 2008) and Australia Council Residency in Chicago (2010). Her recent exhibitions include the Sharjah Biennial, United Arab Eremites, Emeraldtown, Artspace, Sydney, Istanbul Beinnale, Taipei Beinnal and Self Education – Self organization, National Centre for Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia. Her recent curatorial projects include There Goes The Neighbourhood (www.theregoestheneighbourhood.org) and The Right to the City (www.therighttothecity.com). For more information www.zannybegg.com
STRATEGIES FOR COLLABORATIVE DESIGN || Tom Rivard
Tom Rivard will be presenting live from Melbourne’s Sate of Design festival, where he will be working on a collaborative, cross-disciplinary installation. Architect and designer, director of Lean Productions and Urban Islands.
SEE-SAW PROJECT INTRODUCTION & BRIEFING || Anna Lise De Lorenzo
Anna Lise De Lorenzo, Director of &company, presenting partner of See-Saw. You are welcome to sit in on the briefing for participating students and mentors taking part in the See-Saw project. Hear about the project and what will happen over the next 12 days.
LAUNCH DRINKS ||
Gaffa is presenting a dynamic mix of events for the Sydney Design festival, join us for a drink to launch See-Saw and see the other exhibitions and installations in the space!