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Hi Sanctuary readers,
A new issue of Sanctuary is out mid May – subscribe now to receive it in your mailbox. Make the most of our Mother’s Day 10 per cent off offer by adding the coupon code mother2013 when buying a yearly subscription. Valid until Mother’s Day 2013.
Thanks to our publisher the ATA and bankmecu, registrations are open for the Sydney and Brisbane Speed Date a Sustainable Designer events. Read more about them below.
Speed Date a Sustainable Designer Brisbane & Sydney
It’s that time of year again – Speed Date a Sustainable designer events are on in Brisbane on 18 May and Sydney on 1 June.
Register to secure a couple of 15 minute ‘dates’ with some of Brisbane and Sydney’s most exciting green designers. Bring your plans, sketches and ideas.
See the upcoming issue of Sanctuary and sdsd.org.au for a directory of the architects and designers involved.
Grow it Local
This Saturday, TEDx Sydney participants are being fed by small-scale urban farmers that live and grow produce in the city.
Grow it Local, an organisation that celebrates and helps these backyard growers find markets and share what they grow, are collecting enough food to feed the 2200 TEDx participants breakfast, lunch and dinner. Even the honey to be eaten at the Opera House event has been made by bees living next door at the Sydney Botanic Gardens.
Grow it Local has a wonderful website where you can register your garden and the produce you grow.
Emergency shelter exhibition, Melbourne
Emergency shelters provide protection and safe spaces as people recover and rebuild after a natural disaster or displacement. You can see a range of creative and practical shelters designed by local architects at this week’s Emergency Shelter Australia, Melbourne exhibition.
The prototype (above) built by BVN Donovan Hill is one of the shelters on display. “Central to our thinking has been designing a shelter that provides a sense of joy, delight and spatial experiences that are nurturing in a time of tragedy and displacement. By questioning what the internal and external qualities could be, we can design shelters that provide meaningful spaces-private space for individuals and families, enabling children to play and groups gather without it being in a central hall used by hundreds of people,” said Jane Williams, Principal, BVN Donovan Hill
Where: Federation square
When: 01-05 May 2013
All the best,
The Sanctuary team