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Image: Western Sydney University Innovation Hub by Tzannes and Blight Rayner. Photography by Ben Guthrie

A day to experience the newest architectural developments in Parramatta and hear from the Western Sydney design community.

Architectural Tour of Parramatta

11 am – 1 pm
A tour of major new architecture around Parramatta CBD with Hills Thalis, Fender Katsalidis, JPW, Blight Rayner and Tzannes.

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Panel 1  |  Making Greater Sydney

2.15 – 3 pm
Making Greater Sydney explores the conditions – climatic, historical, demographic and more – that make Western Sydney the region it is today and into the future. Panellists include Rae Dufty Jones, Marni Reti, Mark Tyrrell and Dr Rhonda Itaoui. Hosted by Jessica Olivieri.

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Panel 2  |  A Seat at the Table

3.15 – 4 pm
A Seat at the Table explores the role of food as the cornerstone of a multicultural society. Speakers will examine how food raises critical questions around production, consumption and identity. Panellists include Dr Sukhmani Khorana, Lina Jebeile, Marjorie Tenchavez. Hosted by Sheila Ngọc Phạm.

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Panel 3  |  Made in Western Sydney

4.15 – 5 pm
A unique, grass-roots view of cutting-edge creativity in action, this panel brings together some of western Sydney’s ground-breaking designers and makers from the fields of photography, video, new media, urban and industrial product design to discuss the specificity and universality of their perspectives.

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Panel 4  |  From Paris to Parramatta

5.30 – 6:15 pm
Principal architects Moreau Kusunoki and Genton discuss the design development of Powerhouse Parramatta.

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Day passes are available for those wishing to attend all events.


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