Public Forum | Phase Change | TarraWarra Museum of Art

Phase-Change630Phase Change, an interactive, interdisciplinary laboratory exploring the impact of global warming in the Yarra Valley, will hold a Public Forum at the TarraWarra Museum of Art on Sunday 31 May, from 12-5pm.

Speakers from the fields of sustainable design, economics and Indigenous knowledge will debate issues highlighted by the PhaseChange project, which is being conducted at the Museum, from 28 March – 8 June 2015.

Led by design academics, practitioners and students from RMIT, PhaseChange is envisioning scenarios for sustainable and resilient futures, engaging directly with global warming and its ecological impacts at a local and regional scale, working across a range of design disciplines and related practices.

The Phase Change Public Forum will be introduced by Charles Anderson, landscape architect, artist and Senior Lecturer in the School of Architecture and Design at RMIT University.

Environmentalist and Communications consultant, Rob Gell, will address the Forum, followed by Panel Discussions led by Dr Michael Trudgeon, trans-disciplinary designer, and Dylan Brady, sustainable design architect.

Taking part in the Panel Discussions will be Shelley Penn, architect; Stefan Preuss, Sustainability Victoria; Kirsten Bauer, landscape architect; Emma Appleton, landscape architect and urban designer; Professor Brendan Gleeson, sustainable design and urban policy specialist; Gini Lee, landscape architect and interior designer; Helga Birgden, Head of Responsible Investment, Mercer; Brooke Collins, a local Wurundjeri woman and Lucinda Hartley, cultural/community change specialist.

Book here: events/phase-change-forum/ or phone 03 5957 3100

Part of ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2015 11 April–17 May 2015, a Melbourne-wide Festival of art exhibitions, forums and talks seeking to harness the creative power of the Arts to inform, engage and inspire action on climate change. For more information: