New Architects Melbourne Presents: Social Capital City



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Photo by Sayher Heffernan.

There’s no way to overestimate the importance of learning from one another. The range of perspectives and experiences the people around us give is of value. Learning is seen as an important and a central means of improvements in all parts of public life, both social and economic. When we are open to learning from others, we benefit from their experience as well as our own and we can inherit their knowledge—even their wisdom?

Social Capital City explores the way that collaboration, research, exchanging information and building a support network can all contribute to a better design outcome and in turn strengthen communities and enhance quality of life. How can we learn not only from our experience, but from the experience of others? How does talking to others beyond our specialisation enrich our design outcomes? How can we combine experience, intuition, creativity and collaboration to design for our future?

Join an interactive discussion featuring panellists with experience in mentorship, cultural collaboration, commercial and institutional collaboration, and research. Arrive at 6.15pm to grab a drink and have a chat before a 6.45pm start.

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the Yaluk-ut Weelam as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. Yaluk-ut Weelam means ‘people of the river camp’ and is connected with the coastal land at the head of Port Phillip Bay, extending from the Werribee River to Mordialloc. The Yaluk-ut Weelam are part of the Boon Wurrung, one of the five major language groups of the greater Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.