The Excellent City Series: Design futures


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Join us in speculating our shared futures.

Together we will contemplate possible urban trajectories, and the ways that diverse and creative perspectives intersect to imagine future environments.

Learn as we explore new possibilities that emerge from interdisciplinary, artistic and experimental approaches. The evening will culminate in an artwork of collective futures, combining writing, storytelling, drawing and sound.

The final event in The Excellent City Series, come along for an opportunity for both individual and collective interrogation on the future of our city.

Future thinkers and creative collaborators include:

  • Jocelyn Chiew – Director of City Design, City of Melbourne [she/her]
  • Bebe Backhouse – Head of Strategy Policy and Programs, City of Melbourne [he/him]
  • Tegan Kop – Head of Smart City Incubator, City of Melbourne [they/them]
  • Xan Coppinger – Musician, DJ, podcast producer and radio presenter [they/them]
  • Bronwen Hamilton – Design Manager, City of Melbourne [she/her]

The Excellent City Series
City of Melbourne’s Excellent City Series is back in 2022/23. The series explores four key themes that are shaping Design Excellence conversations in Melbourne.

The City of Melbourne’s Design Excellence Program reinforces the city’s commitment to enhance the function, liveability, sustainability and public contribution of our buildings and urban spaces.

City of Melbourne will be taking photographs at this event. Photographs taken at this event may be used in future City of Melbourne promotional materials, such as flyers, posters, brochures, website content and across social media channels relating to services and programs provided by City of Melbourne. If you do not wish to be photographed, please inform a City of Melbourne staff member.

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the people of the Eastern Kulin Nations as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.