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HANOVER HOUSE

11 Nov | INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION

NEXT X NOW TALK: RETAIL DESIGN FOR POSITIVE SOCIAL CHANGE

How can retail design drive positive social change? With more businesses embedding impact into their approach, Ashley Martiniello (HoMie), Jean Darling (Cirque Du Soil), Dewi Cooke (The Social Studio) and David Monaghan (Beulah) will explore how retail spaces of the future will embrace diversity, inclusivity and community in this interactive panel discussion.

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INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION

Retail acts as a microcosm of society, holding a mirror up to our beliefs, attitudes and behaviours. At a time when consumers are making purchases based on their values and choosing to spend with those who are taking a stance on pressing issues, the design lexicon must transform to keep pace.

Retail spaces of the future will no longer be purely transactional; instead, they will become sites of positive social and environmental change. In a post-COVID context, the brick-and-mortar model has an enormous opportunity to bring people together, stimulate local economies and contribute to cultural conversations in new and meaningful ways.

In this iteration of the NEXT X NOW talk series, four industry figureheads will share their expertise on the role of retail design in driving social change. The panel will be hosted by Karen Webster, an internationally-renowned voice within the world of design.

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Date

Friday 11th November 2022

Time

6pm – 7pm (Doors open 5pm for complimentary Atelier Open Studio)

Tickets

$35, $25 concession (Students, Health Care card holders, Seniors)

Ticket price includes the Atelier Open Studio for
NEXT X NOW from 5pm – 6pm

Beverages will be provided.

Location

Level 4 Makers House, Hanover House,
158 City Road, Southbank VIC 3006

Karen Webster Profile

KAREN WEBSTER

Dean & Principal, LCI Melbourne

 

Karen Webster is the Dean and Principal of the Australian campus of internationally acclaimed Design Institute LCI.

Karen has been a key player, design advocate and leading academic in Australia’s creative industries over the past 40 years and has held senior positions in fashion and textiles at RMIT University for over twenty years and was also the Design Director of Buzz Products in 2017 before joining LCI Melbourne in June 2019.

From 2005 to 2010 Karen was the Festival Director of the Melbourne Fashion Festival. Other notable achievements was being appointed as the first female Board Director of the Council of Textile and Fashion Industries of Australia in 2010 and she was also the Chair of the Australian Fashion Council. In 2012 Karen was inducted into the Fashion Hall of Fame in Melbourne.

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ASHLEY MARTINIELLO

Store Manager, Homie

 

HoMie is a Melbourne-based streetwear brand and social enterprise that puts 100% of its profits towards supporting young people affected by homelessness and hardship. The money equips this group with the skills, confidence and experience to be better prepared for a brighter future.

The brand’s REBORN offshoot creates one-off pieces from repurposed pre-loved or unsold garments.

Ashley Martiniello has been managing HoMie’s Fitzroy flagship for two years, as well as working closely across both the HoMie and REBORN labels. She has a keen interest in circular fashion along with a passion for social change.

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JEAN DARLING

Founder & Managing Director, Cirque Du Soil

 

Jean Darling founded Cirque du Soil in 2019. A circular waste management consultancy and certified social enterprise, it aims to divert waste going to landfill and help local Melbourne businesses transition to the circular economy. Their compost program turns urban food waste into fertiliser, with the end goal of regenerating soil to increase local food production in the inner-city.

Jean has a background in architecture, placemaking and social enterprise. She consults for the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, specialising in regenerative and circular systems design.

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DEWI COOKE

CEO, The Social Studio

 

Dewi Cooke is the CEO of The Social Studio, a not-for-profit social enterprise providing education and work opportunities in fashion and the creative industries to people from refugee and new migrant backgrounds. In this role, she oversees an RMIT-accredited training program, an Ethical Clothing Australia-accredited manufacturing studio and a socially-conscious retail venture as well as numerous creative and community projects.

Prior to joining The Social Studio, Dewi spent 15 years working as a journalist across arts, social affairs and podcasting, with much of this time spent at The Age in Melbourne.

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DAVID MONAGHAN

General Manager – Retail & Tenant Partnerships at Beulah

 

As the General Manager – Retail & Tenant Partnerships, David has more than 30 years of international and domestic shopping centre experience across luxury leasing, asset management and new development.

Passionate about future trends and determined to change the physical retail space, David is Beulah’s foremost specialist in the delivery and execution of the visionary retail and hospitality components within STH BNK By Beulah.

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