Future Forum_Wellbeing by Design

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Future Forum is a interdisciplinary discussion of emerging ways to address wellbeing through design.

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Following a sold-out return for this year’s Festival of Architecture and Design, Future Forum_Wellbeing by Design, the fourth Future Forum, is a conversation across a range of industries centred on wellbeing and how emerging design ideas can positively influence people’s health.

The new expanded format will include keynote addresses, panel discussion, interactive audience participation and informal networking with food & wine at MOD. Adelaide in the heart of the Adelaide BioMed City precinct.

Future Forum creator and Architect Dino Vrynios has assembled a diverse range of industry leading panellists at the forefront of research and delivery of wellbeing initiatives who will be joined by Health and Wellbeing Minister the Hon. Stephen Wade and The Right Honourable The Lord Mayor of Adelaide, Sandy Verschoor.

“Good design can be transformative to people's health, but most of the current thinking is limited to healthcare facilities. Wellbeing is a complex interrelationship between physical, mental, emotional and social factors that contribute to overall happiness,” he said. “Future Forum’s aim is to talk about a fence at the top of the cliff as well as the ambulance at the bottom.”

Office designs that improve mental health outcomes. Socially lead residential developments that create stronger communities. Bedroom lighting that improves sleep patterns by mimicking the body’s circadian rhythm. Air filtration systems that reduce asthma attacks…

These are just some of the innovations and emerging design ideas that will be discussed at Future Forum_Wellbeing by Design being held in Adelaide this month.

Gabrielle Kelly, founding Director of the SAHMRI Wellbeing and Resilience Centre and Flinders University’s Professor Alison Kitson will deliver keynote addresses before being joined in a panel discussion by Julianne Parkinson (CEO of the Global Centre for Modern Ageing), Rosina Di Maria (Principal at Woods Bagot) and Commercial & General Executive Director Simon Toovey.

“Historically, building design focused on utilising space and maximising productivity without much thought to how it might impact the health of the people using it,” Simon said.

“Innovation in design has made great leaps in terms of ensuring buildings can improve wellbeing through different approaches to lighting, air, water and management of data. Discussions such as this that bring a multi-jurisdictional approach to discussing emerging trends and are important in ensuring we create living and working spaces that enhance our lives.”

The forum will also hear from Lord Mayor Sandy Verschoor and Health and Wellbeing Minister Stephen Wade MLC.

“Well designed and connected communities together with the world-class healthcare we provide will play a pivotal role in the wellbeing of South Australians,” the Minister said.

“The Marshall Liberal Government is committed to exploring new and innovative ways of improving the health and wellbeing of our communities and citizens and I look forward to hearing about fresh approaches at Future Forum.”

‘Adelaide. Designed for Life.’ was recently launched by Lord Mayor of Adelaide, Sandy Verschoor, a platform which places community wellbeing and resilience at its very core.

“The competition between cities for investment and talent is hotting up and people are increasingly looking at how a city will support their lifestyle. How a city supports wellbeing is an important measuring stick for employees and employers looking to make their next move,” the Lord Mayor said.

“Future Forum is a deliberate way of bringing representatives from across a range of sectors and industries together to devise ways we can work together to actively put the wellbeing and resilience of people at the centre of our growth agenda.”

Future Forum speakers and panelists include:

Gabrielle Kelly – Founding Director of SAHMRI Wellbeing and Resilience Centre

Professor Alison Kitson – Foundational Director & Knowledge Translation lead at Caring Future Institute, Vice President and Executive Dean College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Julianne Parkinson – CEO of the Global Centre for Modern Ageing

Rosina Di Maria – Principal at Woods Bagot

Simon Toovey – Executive Director at Commercial & General

Future Forum_Wellbeing by Design is on Friday September 20 at MOD. Adelaide at 3pm and supported by Commercial & General.

Networking from 5pm includes drinks and food by Foodlore

www.future-forum.com.au

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