Our mobile phones are a portal to our dining experience. As a result, the Melbourne food culture has never before been more publicised. Facebook posts by Broadsheet tell us about the latest must-visit restaurant, while our friends’ Instagram posts normalise our habit of spending big on brunches. Despite this, convenience is still a powerful influence on our eating habits, giving rise to an onslaught on delivery services who provide us with any food we want into our home.
Do people still choose restaurants by chance, or are they driven by the latest Zomato review? Should interiors be designed to be especially instagrammable? Do restaurants need to convince people that eating should be a social, shared dine-in event rather than a private, individual takeaway? Or should they just convert their seating areas into a waiting zone for a gang of delivery cyclists?
Please join NH Architecture and three industry experts for a lunchtime discussion on how social media and apps are changing the dining experience and how place-making can respond. When restaurants can deliver to your door, can architecture get you into theirs?
Our guests include:
Bec McHenry, Chief Executive and Hugo Lamb, Director - Chief of Operations, The Space Agency
Myles Munro, Director/Co-founder, Mr Burger and Owner, Fancy Hanks and Welcome to Thornbury
Justin Northrop, Director, Technē
This event will begin at 12:30pm with lunch and the opportunity to mingle with guests and presenters. The presentation will begin promptly at 1pm. Please note, lunch will be provided for guests