As communicators, we continually strive to deepen our understanding of the world around us. We believe it to be a vital pursuit on our mission to remain at the forefront of thought leadership in the world of communications. As part of this, Communications Collective is proud to launch Collectivity Talks, a series of talks and events bringing together experts, thought leaders and change makers across the built environment, arts and culture, design and luxury.

To be launching Collectivity Talks as part of Open House Melbourne 2018 is all the more exciting, given our profound interest in the built environment. Our first talks in the series are Designing For Life and Ethical Cities, taking place as part of the official Open House Melbourne 2018 program. We look forward to seeing you there. Find out more below.

Designing for Life

The unprecedented densification of our cities has seen a groundswell in the multi-residential property market across Australia, but what makes a well-designed apartment? Whether it’s the use of space, light or materiality, access to amenities, or enriching the community, good residential design takes many forms.

With questions surrounding design quality to supply and longevity, how do we create apartments that will stand the test of time and nurture those who live within them?
Responding to these themes is a panel of industry experts who are driven by their commitment to delivering strong outcomes through well-considered, high quality and design-led projects.

Pioneers in designing medium-density projects, Karen Alcock, Principal of MAArchitects, and Kerstin Thompson, Principal of Kerstin Thompson Architects, will share their views on how to create projects with a sense of place, integrity, and solidity. Kyle Reeve, Development Manager of ICON Developments, and Mike McCormack, Director of Milieu, will discuss how developers are taking an intelligent approach to respond to the changing needs of buyers.

The session will be moderated by Genevieve Brannigan, Director of Communications Collective.

Presented by Communications Collective in association with Open House Melbourne.

Further information and tickets are available here.

Ethical Cities

In response to the big ideas discussed at the globally-focused Living Cities Forum the day before, a panel of Melbourne design and planning experts will discuss how these apply to some of our city’s biggest challenges including rapid population growth, housing, densification/sprawl, and congestion.

Where are we failing? Who is innovating? How can we collectively ensure our city thrives? What does the future hold for Melbourne?

Settle in for a lunch-break with hyperlocal conversation.

Presented by Communications Collective, Open House Melbourne, and the Naomi Milgrom Foundation.

The event is free but registrations are essential. Reserve your place here.