14 November 2016

Off the Grid Festival 2016 “The Palimpsest”

Off the Grid Festival 2016 is a solar powered celebration dedicated to transforming the cities we live in.

Off the Grid will host a selection of Australia’s leading environmentalists, architects, activists, entrepreneurs and foodies on the ACCA Forecourt, to participate in a conversational style discussion whilst reinforcing Finding Infinity’s mission to connect and empower the city of Melbourne.

ACCA Forecourt, Friday 21 Dec, 9am - 1pm. Tickets available here.

10 October 2016

Parlour Spring Salon

Hear Clare and Kerstin Thompson of KTA speak at a free Parlour event this Saturday, 15 Oct 2016, 4.30pm–6.30pm at MPavillion.

"Join Parlour for a convivial afternoon of conversation and connection over a glass of wine. Casual and welcoming, this spring salon is the first of Parlour’s seasonal salons—supported by Parlour partner AWS—an opportunity for the women of Melbourne architecture to meet, form new networks and relationships. Emerging or established, all are encouraged to join in at MPavilion. This afternoon at MPavilion begins with a short public conversation between two women of different backgrounds and shared experiences, Kerstin Thompson of KTA and Clare Cousins of Clare Cousins Architects who will ‘set the scene’ before opening-up the conversation—new connections and insights will emerge! Join us at MPavilion along with Parlour for this MTalks event."

Parlour info here.

MPavillion info here.

23 September 2016

High Density Happiness: Elevating the Family Home

06 October, 2016 at 15A Union St, Brunswick.

This talk, a part of Neometro's High Density Happiness Speaker Series, focuses on building and designing apartments for long term and family living.

The evening features a panel of speakers leading the Melbourne design and development community mediated by Laura Phillips, the Editor of Open Journal, including:

Jeff Provan, Neometro
Clare Cousins, Clare Cousins Architects
Michael McCormack, Milieu Property
Nick Travers, Techne Architecture + Interior Design
Quino Holland, Fieldwork Projects

The profile of apartment dwellers in Australia has changed, no longer is an apartment a transitional point to save for the detached suburban home. Melbourne is increasingly adopting international housing philosophies where buyers now look to a lifetime of higher density living. The combined pressures of increasing property prices and congested linkages to outer suburbs is incentivising people to look to higher density living options in order to be close to the cultural and commercial offerings of the inner city.

Click here for full event details.

9 August 2016

Melbourne Indesign 2016: LiveLife Design Hunter Series

This Friday, August 12, Clare will participate in a panel discussion exploring living in design as part of Melbourne Indesign 2016. Joining Clare on the panel is Monique Woodward (WOWOWA), Katy Svalbe (Amber Road Design), and moderator, Assemble Papers editor Sara Savage.

‘Disrupting Design Living: The New Commune’ is the first seminar in Habitus magazine's LiveLife Design Hunter Series.

Tickets available here.