Keynote Talk : Giovanna Massoni and Karina Harris & Neil Hobbs | 18 nov

Friday, 18 November 2023 @ 6:30pm – 8:00pm | Vibe Hotel | Airport, 1 Rogan Pl, Canberra

The contemporary world presents humanity with a finite and threatened natural world and throws us together in urban open spaces even as our social dialogue becomes more and more disconnected from our physical proximity. Designers are challenged at the site of these open spaces to reimagine them as responses, or remedies, to these contemporary social dynamics, asking questions about how we play together, live together and use our resources in the service of a community.

Interventions in the landscape are taking place around the world, and in this special DESIGN Canberra keynote, Giovanna Massoni, Artistic Director of RECIPROCITY DESIGN LIEGE, and Karina Harris and Neil Hobbs, award winning landscape architects who have presented the inaugural Contour 556 public art festival in 2016, will discuss those interventions from the perspective of projects undertaken in Belgium and Australia respectively.

Cost: $15 ; $10 for Craft ACT members. Ticket price includes first drink (beer, wine, soft drink) on arrival.
Tickets at: https://www.trybooking.com/Embed.aspx?eid=231582


About this venue:

Fresh from collecting several accolades at the Australian Institute of Architect’s 2016 ACT Architecture Awards for Interior Architecture, Commercial Architecture, and the Light in Architecture Prize, Vibe Hotel Canberra Airport is the perfect accommodation and venue partner to DESIGN Canberra 2016. Architect Philip Vivian of Bates Smart has said the project sought to reflect Canberra’s DNA, resulting in a hotel crafted specifically for its location and context: “We have created a uniquely Canberran destination for travellers to enjoy, one that will attract visitors with its timeless design combining circular and axial geometries to create a distinctive form, derived from both its context and referencing Canberra’s history. These circular geometries allow the building to be read in the round, responding to the site’s multiple approach and vantage points.”

Keynote Talk : Giovanna Massoni and Karina Harris & Neil Hobbs | 18 nov