$9 NGV Member / $10 Adult, Booking required


Booked out
Tue 22 Mar
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Welcome Drink
Tue 22 Mar
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Keynote Presentation


Garden Restaurant, enter via Garden Gate
NGV International, Saint Kilda Road, Melbourne VIC, Australia


Accessible bathroom All Gender Bathroom Wheelchair Access

Sarah Ichioka, Flourish. Courtesy Desire Lines

Regenerative Design: Sarah Ichioka Past Event

Presented by NGV

Presented by NGV and Sustainability Victoria

What will it take to restore balance to our world for future generations’ survival?

To close the Designing the Circular Economy symposium, Caroline Pidcock is joined by Sarah Ichioka live from Singapore to discuss how regenerative design can fundamentally change the way we live.  In this presentation Ichioka discusses the ideas behind her new book Flourish: Design Paradigms for Our Planetary Emergency, co-authored with Michael Pawlyn. Flourish proposes a paradigmatic plan for designers, clients and change agents alike to build a thriving future, together.

By embracing approaches that restore ecosystems, reunite divided communities, and reciprocally enhance the interdependent health of people, place and planet, their approach to the built environment may be just what the planet needs.

Welcome drink included in ticket booking


Caroline Pidcock

Caroline is the director is PIDCOCK, a practice inspired by the possibilities of creating places that demonstrate how the many issues that are fundamental to sustainability can be potent and profound influences. A past president of the AIA NSW and ASBEC, Caroline is also Chair of 1 Million Women, member of government design panels and lecturer at a number of architecture schools. 

Sarah Ichioka

Sarah Mineko Ichioka is a strategist, urbanist, curator and writer. She is Founding Director of Desire Lines, a consultancy for environmental, cultural, and social-impact organizations and initiatives. In previous roles, she has explored the intersections of cities, society and ecology within leading international institutions of culture, policy and research. She is co-author of Flourish: Design Paradigms for Our Planetary Emergency (2021) with Michael Pawlyn. Ichioka has been recognized as a World Cities Summit Young Leader, one of the Global Public Interest Design 100, and a British Council / Clore Duffield Cultural Leadership International Fellow. She holds degrees from Yale and the LSE.