Free, booking required


Thu 17 Mar
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm


Hassell Studio, 61 Little Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000
61 Little Collins Street, Melbourne VIC, Australia

Illuminating Conversation NGV

Illumination: Data, Knowledge & Design Past Event

Presented by Place Intelligence, ARUP, Hassell and Left Bank Co

Across three panels we will explore how data, culture and design influence positive health and wellbeing outcomes in Australian communities.

DATA AS ILLUMINATION – Urban and health data experts discuss how new forms of data make hidden patterns visible and public, looking at how our local places and health institutions are responding to changing community needs to support better health outcomes for all.

Guest Speakers:                                                                                                                                              Sunny Haynes, Director of City Futures, Moreland City Council,                                                                    Jan Owen, Founder & CEO of new health gym,                                                                                      Norion Ubechel, CEO, Place Intelligence

CULTURE AS ILLUMINATION – Cultural sector leaders shine a light on how participating in creative and cultural experiences support better personal and community physical and mental health.

Guest Speakers:                                                                                                                                            Prof Michael Acuto, Melbourne School of Design with a night time economy focus

More speakers to be confirmed

DESIGN AS ILLUMINATION – Leading designers, policymakers and health and wellbeing experts explore: mental health and wellbeing in the design industry, designing health precincts that support health care workers, promote patient recovery and rehabilitation and positively contribute to their communities; and how we must design for the long term wellbeing of communities and the health of the planet.

Guest Speakers:                                                                                                                                            Malcom Smith – Arup Cities leader, IWBI Global WELL Committee, leader in health precinct planning      Toby Kent – Co-Founder,                                                                                                                              EllisKent, previously Australia’s first Chief Resilience Officer                                                                  Naomi Stead – Professor of Architecture at Monash University

More speakers to be confirmed