ColLab Event 7
Thank you for attending ColLab #7, an industry discussion to improve our understanding of how we can make our built environment more conducive to a healthier planet.
Acknowledgment of Country
We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Peoples of this continent. We recognise their continuing connection to these lands, waters and skies, and their view of the built environment as a living and evolving extension of Country. As the first architects, engineers and builders, we acknowledge the Wurundjeri Kulin, peoples as the Traditional Owners of the lands where we meet today and extend this to all the Traditional Owners across Australia. We pay our respects to their Elders; past, present and emerging.
Carbon accounting for ‘Chemistry of the City’
Please click here to view our estimated GHG emissions impact.
Behind the Design of ‘Chemistry of the City’
The event theme depicts the journey to reduce our collective carbon footprint. The stream of carbon decreases in volume over time, yet the baseline is curved and flowing to emphasise that the path forward is complex and multi-faceted.
ColLab Event Survey
Did you like ColLab #7? Please complete our 1-minute survey which will help Inhabit capture carbon footprint data for the event.
Our panelists are industry leaders in their respective areas of expertise. They are:
Siân Willmott, Sustainable Design Leader, Hassell
Bobby Wei, Associate Director, Bates Smart
Tom Dean, Director, Carbon Planning, Slattery
Lee Yates, Technical Manager – Façade, Integrated Solutions, Lendlease
Bruce Wymond, Moderator and Executive Director, Inhabit
Explore the Installations
We aim to provide a collaborative experience through an insightful and captivating panel conversation, complemented by an engaging physical immersive experience for our guests.
Green Room (Life is Carbon)
The green room invokes a calmness around people as they enter the tranquility of the rainforest, embracing the scent of the eucalypt, as a flock of birds passes by above. Carbon is the main element in organic compounds and the primary component to life on Earth. Without carbon, there is no rainforest.
Dark Room (Carbon Lifecycle)
The dark room takes inhabitants on a sensory journey. This emotive soundscape heightens your senses as you consider the carbon lifecycle footprint of a product. The soundscape is complemented by a nanotechnology projection to signify the complex web of atoms and molecules in our environment.
Main Room (Chemistry of the City)
Follow the murmuration of birds into the ColLab space. Here you are invited to consider the carbon footprint of common construction components and their relative carbon impact. All the while the birds flock overhead, viewing the Chemistry of the City from far above.
We support socially and environmentally conscious makers.
Free to Feed
Free to Feed is a (not-for-profit) social enterprise that empowers people seeking asylum and refugees to overcome barriers to social and economic inclusion in Australia through training, employment and psycho-social support and the delivery of shared food experiences.
The Hidden Sea
For every bottle of The Hidden Sea wine sold, 10 plastic bottles are removed and recycled from the ocean. The Hidden Sea also collaborates on beach and waterway cleanups around the world and supports sustainable events and environmental iniatives.