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Biennial Lab: Rethinking Public Space
19 Oct 2016, MPavilion, Queen Victoria Gardens
Join eminent curators Khairuddin Hori and Natalie King, and Timothy Moore of Sibling, as they discuss their contribution to Melbourne's Biennial Lab.
Powerful Life Lessons with a Travelling Monk
28 Sep 2016, Urban Yoga
Urban Yoga is hosting a talk by special guest speaker, the travelling teacher Devamrita Swami.
On Marion and Water Burley Griffin
20 Oct 2016, MPavilion, Queen Victoria Gardens
Join Sir Jonathan Mills and Philip Goad for this conversation on the legacy of the Griffins, a name etched in our capital and national consciousness.
Jugaad: Understanding India Through an Indian Concept
9 Nov 2016, Queen Victoria Gardens
In this fun and accessible talk, Craig Jeffrey examines how young people in rural India think about jugaad, meaning 'a hack'.
Equal Gender Representation in the Property Industry
22 Nov 2016, MPavilion, Queen Victoria Gardens
A panel on the representation of women in the built environment, from policy to design, and how to support, promote and increase gender equality.
Kirsty Murray's 'India Dark' with Justine Hyde
2 Dec 2016, MPavilion, Queen Victoria Gardens
Join Kirsty Murray and Justine Hyde as they discuss Kirsty's award-winning novel India Dark, which echoes across the century from Melbourne to Mumbai.
In Defence of the Three Bedroom Apartment
17 Jan 2017, MPavilion, Queen Victoria Gardens
With Australian living now being defined by a tangled skein of sprawling suburbia, this panel looks at housing diversity in the inner city.
Driverless Cars and Safety: What Will This Mean for You?
12 Oct 2016, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Join a Melbourne Conversations discussion about driverless cars, safety and their future in Melbourne.
Overcoming Anxiety and Stress in Your Life
13 Nov 2016, Treacy Center
At this one-day intensive workshop, you will master the skills necessary to overcome anxiety and stress and become a calmer and more effective person.
Local Food Launchpad 2016 Pitch Night
13 Oct 2016, ArtPlay
Hear eleven big ideas for a healthier, sustainable, resilient and socially inclusive food future.
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