Sit and talk to the City’s CEO, a local elder and a city historian as well as contemporary and longtime Green Square locals. Chat about the past, present and future of Green Square.
In small groups you’ll get the opportunity to move around the room and interact with our storytellers and let your curiosity guide your conversations. Split into two sessions, the first will run from 2pm-2.45pm and the second from 3pm-3.45pm. Like at speed networking events, you’ll spend a short time with each storyteller, then at the end of the session everyone is invited to keep the discussion alive over a tea or coffee.
Our Green Square Storytellers
As the City of Sydney’s CEO since 2006, Monica manages the overall operations of the Council as well as the implementation of policy and decisions. Monica has been in Local Government for over 20 years and was a 2014 ‘100 Women of Influence’ finalist.
Dr Lisa Murray
As City Historian, Lisa oversees a diverse program spanning local, civic and urban history. Passionate about making history accessible to the public, she’s also authored books about Sydney’s cemeteries, the Capitol Theatre, the Recital Hall and has spoken at TEDxSydney 2013.
Aunty Millie Ingram
Treasurer of Wyanga Aboriginal Aged Care in South Sydney, Millie has worked in Aboriginal Affairs all her life. She served on the NSW Aboriginal Land Council and was Heffron’s ‘Woman of the Year’ in 2010.
As Creative Spaces Project Manager at the new Joyton Avenue Creative Centre, Lauren provides opportunities for local residents and the creative community to learn, participate and have access to affordable space and facilities within the centre.
Graphic designer and photographer, Sam founded the social enterprise COMMUNE. Dedicated to collaboration and creativity, he fosters social initiatives, partners freelancers with local businesses and hosts community events.
Moving to the Exordium Apartments, Garnet soon learnt that, in a unit, you literally can’t lean over the back fence for a chat. After reading about rooftop beehives, he’s now working to establish one to get his neighbours buzzing together.
Civil engineer and self-described ‘total greenie,’ Georgia has a passion for exploring solutions to urban sustainability. Dedicated to plastic-free living and solving apartment composting issues, Georgia also belongs to the Green Square Growers group and co-writes the blog ‘Farm to Face.’
Moving from a large house and garden into an apartment in Green Square, Dawn realised how much she took nature for granted. Looking to exercise her green thumbs, she joined the Green Square Growers and has helped them establish a garden bed in each of the area’s parks.
A resident of Zetland since the 1970s, Norma raised three kids on her own in the area while working as a freight forwarder and a piano player for dance schools. Keeper of local stories, she loves watching changes in housing, industry, biodiversity and characters.
This is a free event but places are limited so we recommend you book ahead.