A Roving Capital Idea for Australia

In Stage 1 of the CAPITheticAL competition, we proposed the idea of a roving capital. The capital would move to a new location every fifteen years to address a particular national issue.

We presented this idea over 4 newspaper pages – each page a moment in the process – the idea, the engagement and events, the first day in the new capital and finally, the legacy left behind. We chose Currumbin in the Gold Coast as the first roving capital, which would address the issue of climate change and explore what an eco-city would be like.

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View our full Stage 1 submission here

For Stage 2, our team from David Lock Associates, here studio and ARUP decided to actually go to Currumbin to act out this process – we wanted to see what would happen, who we might meet, and what we might learn.


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Sustainable Living Festival Melbourne

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS 2013
Be a part of Australia’s Largest Sustainable Living Festival, 9-24 Feb 2013. Host an event in your city, town, shire or street. Join the state wide festival and boost your profile through the Festival’s promotions & networks. See this promo video:
http://festival.slf.org.au/festival-video
Applications Now Open

More information http://festival.slf.org.au/

Speed date a sustainable designer

June 23, 2012 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

When: Saturday 23rd June 2012
Time: 1-3pm
Where: Customs House Library, Circular Quay, Sydney

Sponsored by the City of Sydney
The City of Sydney’s Green Villages program is about coming together as a community and creating a more sustainable city. Read our green tips and latest news, take part in a community garden, apply for a grant, foster our local biodiversity or attend one of our free sustainability workshops. Join us and live, learn and act more sustainably for a greater, greener Sydney.

More information www.greenvillages.com.au

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Echology: making sense of data

ANAT and Carbon Arts are pleased to announce the Call for Proposals for three high‐profile artworks to be developed for
Lend Lease sites in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.

Winning artists / artist-led teams for each of the sites will come together in Sydney from 29 October – 2 November to
participate in an Australia Council supported Art Lab led by world-leaders in data-driven arts practice. The proposed
timeline for the production of the artworks is late 2012 – mid 2013.

Proposal Deadline: 5pm (CST) Friday 27th July 2012

Download the Guidelines for details about what is required and how to apply.

A new website to help you build sustainably.

Australian Living, a leading Sustainable Building Consultancy, has developed a website called Your Future Home

Your Future Home

When it comes to sustainability, design, thermal comfort and material choice can have a significant impact on the health benefits of an environmentally friendly home. However, sustainability is still being treated as an add-on instead of being brought to the core of building design.

Enter Your Future Home. This website guides the community in the right direction by providing the keys to a truly sustainable home and has been developed in a way that is both informative and, easy to read and navigate.

Your Future Home can be used as the first step guide when preparing to renovate or build a home. It breaks down the five keys to success of a sustainable building, describes how to choose environmentally friendly materials and includes a virtual tour of a truly sustainable home.

Your Future Home would not have been possible without the support of its major sponsors Boral, CSR and Kingspan. These companies are leading by example and are committed to increasing the awareness of sustainable homes.