At Base Commons, we've been working to pioneer Australia’s first urban coliving development here in Melbourne. It is getting close!
Join us for our launch event at Allpress Studios on 2nd March, 6-9pm!
As part of our Weave event series we've planned 12 months of curated events to cultivate personal growth/wellbeing, community, creative expression and social innovation. We're excited to facilitate Melbourne's community coming together to explore around co-create spaces for coliving, sustainability, innovation and wellness.
All will be shared with you at the event!
For our first event we've lined up spoken word and workshops from two captivating millennial entrepreneurs, a West African drumming performance and a wholesome home-cooked meal.
We've kept costs low, so you can come along for $5!
Entertainment, food and drinks included.
Base cofounder Al Jeffery is an international keynote speaker, entrepreneur and facilitator. Listed in the Top 30 Australian Entrepreneurs Under 30 and twice nominated for Young Australian of the Year, Al has become known as a divergent thought-leader. Committed to lifelong learning and personal development from the tender age of 12, Al has been on a mission to bring about a world that is “together in gift!” Currently Al speaks and facilitates globally on the topics of personal wellbeing, collaboration, community and social innovation. His new book - Modern Tribe - explores these concepts.
Abraham ‘Abe’ Nouk is the founder and director at Creative Rebellion Youth.
Spoken-word poet, hip-hop fanatic, MC and an author whose craft developed from a realisation of the freedom of speech, Sudanese-born Abe was illiterate when he and his family arrived in Australia in 2004, as UN High Commission designated refugees. Since realising his illiteracy, he began reading and writing to improve his lyrical content for hip-hop music when it became apparent to him that ‘the best thing you can do for yourself is to feed your mind.’
Kofi's passion is the traditional drumming of his tribal group, the Ewe people from the Volta Region of Ghana. This drumming style is not for the faint hearted, requiring a commitment to learning parts that played alone may appear simple. The challenge is placing each part within a complex polyrhythmic structure. To truly understand the rhythm and cultural context, the dance and the song must also be learned, or at least engaged with.
Founder of Make Thrift Creative Services, Sally McKittrick is a shape-shifting "Jill of all trades with a background in community arts participation. Sally invites you to weave together ideas for Melbourne’s first urban coliving space.
Through the culinary arm of her business - Tableaux Food - Sally explores the transformational and healing potential of communal edible experiences that are a feast for the senses. A tableau is a vivid scene, or group of people. Sally's seasonal grazing tables celebrate nature's beauty and abundance, presenting fresh local and foraged produce in a vivid, inviting display that's (almost) too good to eat!
Panel display by James Bickford & Andy Lim
Architectural Research Graduates James Bickford and Andy Lim from Decibel Architects and Hayball respectively will share their thesis project on shared living. Their findings explore a willingness to share physical belongings and space, an interest in technology and all things cutting edge and high levels of social interaction via new forms of media. Breaking down the boundaries of outdated living models James and Andy will intrigue exciting ideas around new architecture.
- Welcome and beginning to visioning canvas with Make Thrift Creative Services
- Grazing Table by Tableaux Food
- Introduction, 'Modern Tribe' keynote and connection workship with Al Jeffery
- Open group discussion and co-creation workshop with Al
- Drumming workshop with Kofi
- Light music and drinks
We look forward to seeing you there!
BIG love, the Base family