With the pressure on to decarbonise the built environment and the need for carbon positive developments growing, it is becoming increasingly important for us to change to whole of life carbon thinking.
Join us for our first Design Series event of the year to hear from Joan Ko, as she presents;
• What does this mean for future developments in Australia and how do we design for circularity?
• The complexities of measuring embodied carbon and how it should be approached.
• Drivers from market & regulatory demands, and benefits.
• The path we can take to achieve change.
Finally, Joan will draw on examples from Arup’s report, “Reduce, Restore, Remove: a call to action”. This report highlights real-life examples where the 3Rs have been put into action through collaborative research projects including a snapshot of the future of sustainable concrete, the role of synthetic fuels for transport, and how fungi can clean our waterways and transform facades.
To celebrate the New Year and our local design community, this evening be a FREE PUBLIC EVENT and presented together with City Bloom, a ‘Night Garden’ Art Projection installation at the MET. The projections will be a ‘floraliegium’ of key local flowering plant species and immersive sound and music, inviting the audience to watch and actively respond through art and drawing to the imagery projected on large screens. The event will also feature a pop-up exhibition, immersive sound and music, and live drawing in response to the flower-inspired video projections.
About the presenters;
As Climate and Sustainability Leader for Australasia, Joan is accountable for growing Arup’s strategic capability for biodiversity, the circular economy, decarbonisation, resilience and social value. While many services are long-established, others respond to unsolved challenges. Specialising in leading multidisciplinary teams, Joan focuses on finding solutions that work and then systematises the methods and processes to benefit Arup, its clients and partners. Joan embraces digital transformation as the basis for climate and sustainability services, so that Arup and its clients have immediate access to relevant and targeted data for decision making.
A member of several governance bodies, Joan considers long-term strategy, risk appetite, stakeholder engagement, and resilience in place. She serves on the Working Heritage and Sustainability Fund Committees, overseeing public entities that are accelerating progress to a low carbon, circular and resilient future for all Victorians.
City Bloom is a collaboration between Dr Sue Davis of Wild/flower Women, Chony Bowden of ‘Chony’s Art Room’ and Brisbane based photo media artists Man&Wah, well known for their exquisite botanical imagery and creations. ‘City Bloom’ seeks to encourage locals and visitors to think about the role plants, flowers and nature may play as the city blooms, considering ways to enliven the city centre and our own home locations through incorporating the beauty of the plants from place. For more details https://www.wildflowerwomen.net/citybloom.html
City Bloom is part of The Place Activation Grant Program is an initiative of the Maroochydore City Centre delivered in partnership with Walker Corporation, SunCentral and Sunshine Coast Council.
Thursday 2 March
5:30pm - 9:00pm
The Metropolitan (MET)
Corner First Ave and South Sea Islander Way
Maroochydore, QLD 4558
Free Public EventRegister Here
The MET Bar will be open and operated by the Sunshine Coast Creative Alliance – with all profits directly going to local art projects, and great food available to purchase by The Twisted Taco.
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