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Tessa Zettle and Karl Kohe - Makeshift, Make-Do Garden City, 2010. Photo: courtesy the artist.

when27 and 28 July 2010, 9:30am – 5:30pm (with HotHouse launch 6 - 8pm on 27 July)

whereUtzon Room, Sydney Opera House

costFull $185 / Concession $130

Buy tickets here.


Ticket includes two-day symposium, launch event 27 July, lunch and refreshments. Limited spaces, register here.

HotHouse is a two-day think-tank bringing together leading designers, artists, curators, creative thinkers, academics, philosophers, urban planners and architects from around the world in a quest to develop inspiring models for sustainable urban transformation.

An initiative of the National Institute for Experimental Arts [NIEA] at UNSW and primary project partner Object: Australian Centre for Craft and Design and in association with the City of Sydney, HotHouse cultivates a new cultural ecology in which the arts and design play a visionary and highly practical role, transforming the city in ways that are enduring and energising.

There are over 20 local and international speakers involved in HotHouse including design thinkers Bruce Mau (live from Chicago), who has spearheaded community-driven projects for large-scale sustainable change in both North and South America, Tony Fry Director of Team D/E/S and founder of the EcoDesign Foundation, and Adrian Parr (University of Cincinnati); artists/designers Janet Laurence, Dan Hill, Allan Giddy, Mathieu Gallois, David Trubridge, Richard Goodwin, Carbon Arts, Makeshift and Digital Eskimo; new media writers such as Mark Pesce, one of the early pioneers in Virtual Reality and co-inventor of VRML; and international curators such as Hou Hanru (San Francisco Art Institute), pioneer of exhibitions that operate in everyday city spaces, and Michaela Crimmin (former director of the UK RSA, Art & Ecology Centre), leading international environmental and public art curator.

See the HotHouse website for more information.

Object: Australian Centre for Craft and Design is supported by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments. Object is assisted by the New South Wales Government - Arts NSW, and the Australian government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
Object Gallery & Collect 417 Bourke Street Surry Hills. Open Tuesday - Friday 11am - 5pm. Saturday - Sunday 10am - 5pm. e: object@object.com.au. w: www.object.com.au
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