Talk/ BUILD: Life on Land

The Opera House shells under construction, 1965. Image: Max Dupain, State Library of NSW

With Jefa Greenaway and Liane Rossler 

Conversation Series

In an intimate night of conversation explore new perspectives from design, architecture, engineering, science, the humanities and the arts to reflect on how these disciplines and design innovation can address the urgent issues of our times.

The fact that the engineers and we were open for new possibilities, even though that meant rejecting the old solutions, was instrumental in making this a noble and harmonious building with a very forceful architectural expression.”
Jørn Utzon, The Utzon Design Principles

Join an intimate conversation with two visionary thought leaders

In our first conversation night as part of our SOH BUILD program, join an intimate conversation with two visionary thought leaders using their exploration of design practices to reflect on our relationship to life on land. Jefa Greenaway (Wailwan/Kamilaroi heritage) is a champion of Indigenous-led design thinking, and Country centred design, most recently seen on the world stage as a co-curator of the Australian Pavillion at the Venice Architecture Biennale.

Liane Rossler is a designer, artist and curator championing the importance of design that balances perspectives of nature, sustainability, creativity and community. She co-founded Sydney’s internationally renowned Dinosaur Designs, and in recent years founded Superlocalstudio– ‘a space that enables the creation of thoughtful practises’

Audiences will join us in the Centre for Creativity for a conversation-style event where we explore new perspectives on the built environment to face the future. 

Presented by Sydney Opera House and the Ove Arup Foundation