From urban artists to footpath gardeners, how can councils encourage the guerrillas that make great places?
This debate and networking event will bring together both sides to help us work better together.
So come, grab a drink and network with fellow placemakers. With welcome drink and canapes on arrival.
Kathleen Morris, Textile Warrior and Seeds for Bees
Bees play an important part in our ecosystem, but with flowers being a lot less common than they once were, bee numbers have been drastically declining. Kathleen Morris has found her own unique way of helping both the bee and our community out. Through ‘Seeds for Bees’, Kathleen has made and distributed little packs of bee friendly flower seeds, that she ‘drops’ throughout the community for people to take home and plant in their own gardens. In August 2015, Kathleen began dropping seeds around her area, and since ‘Seeds for Bees’ has dropped over 2000 packets each of which has made the world just a little bit more colourful and bee-friendly.
Matt Farrell, North Adelaide Laundromat
A Laundromat is an unlikely place to meet socially, but Matt wanted his business to be a community hub and created a space around that vision. The Melbourne Street Laundromat is now a hotspot for live music and performance art, with impromptu gigs organised by locals and supporters about once a month.
Ted Jedynak, Foot and Leg Centre
A change-maker on Melbourne Street, known for bringing gardening and lemon trees to the area.
David Bailey, Registered Planner with the Planning Institute of Australia
David Bailey is a Registered Planner with the Planning Institute of Australia. He started his career at the City of Adelaide in the early 1990’s on the City Plan Review. After a ten year stint at the City of Charles Sturt, he returned to the City of Adelaide as the Senior Policy Planner. In his role he works in and around the Market District planning the future development of the area. He has been on the State Committee of the Planning Institute of Australia and is an independent member of the Holdfast Bay Development Assessment Panel. David is interested in supporting local people and making better places for where they work, live and play.
This event is supported by:
Josie McLean from The Partnership
Christopher Karvountzis from Southern Connections