In a forward thinking example of creative community consultation, Billy Blue and CATC colleges will host a gathering of creative thinkers and members of the public to address key issues facing Sydney residents.
A City of Sydney initiative, members of the community can join the discussion and contribute to a new generation of ideas aimed at improving city life, in particular the inner east district.
The event, Sneaky Minds, will be held at CATC’s harbour-side Design Lab to workshop ways to achieve 'A Safe and Welcoming Kings Cross' and 'A Cultural and Creative Central Business District'.
Through workshop facilitators and designers, collective ideas will be captured, streamed live and projected into the windows of CATC. Passers-by will see the interactive ‘map’ of the Subject, Frequency, Response and Mood of the workshop participants.
Each workshop will have a maximum of 20 participants and answer the questions,“What are some of the ways that we can create a safer environment and more inclusive space in Kings Cross at night?” and “What are some of the ways through which the City can facilitate a permanent and all-encompassing transformation of the entire CBD into a space that is visibly Cultural and creative, without diluting its role as a business centre?”.
Facilitators include Suzanne Boccalatte, Lissa Barnum, Simon Pemberton, Glen Barry, Laurie Goodridge, Maggie Tang, Scott Skipworth, Joanie Taylor, Mark O’Dwyer and Matt Leach
All participants will receive a ‘tackle box’ which has been inspired by the three key Vivid Sydney themes- Entrepreneurship, The Online Economy and Creativity for Social Good.
To be part of a unique and proactive, creative urban project tickets are $15 and bookings are essential.