Studio Tate presents a panel discussion on how design has positively impacted the cycle of disadvantaged and/or minority communities in Melbourne. ‘Design The World You Want’ considers how designers can collaborate to create a better and healthier future. 

Studio Tate has a long-term commitment to working with people and organisations who are interested and invested in supporting our community’s most vulnerable people. 

The panel discussion shares a case study: the recently completed refurbishment of the The Living Room, a project that connects people at risk of or experiencing homelessness in Melbourne. An initiative of Youth Projects, a registered charity, which provides life changing front line support to individuals experiencing disadvantage, unemployment, homelessness, alcohol, and other drug issues. We will reflect on how designers, strategic consultants, project managers, builders and suppliers collaborated to support change and create a lasting impact. 

We know our workforce care about their community and more frequently seek an opportunity to make a valuable contribution through their employer. Studio Tate is committed to intelligent and responsible design with a belief in social sustainability and timeless design to create a positive impact on how people and communities live, work and play. The impact of The Living Room project showcases Studio Tate's ongoing commitment to providing access to quality design outcomes, in particular to organisations that may not have had the opportunity to work with a design team.

Join us to see how pro-bono services and suppliers have directly impacted our community to create the world we want by designing spaces to deliver respectful, client-centred care and harm prevention.

Together we are helping others to lead longer lives, have improved health, meaningful employment and a greater sense of belonging, safety and security through a holistic model of care.

Tickets are $40. 100% of proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Youth Projects and The Living Room to continue providing high impact support for people at risk of, and experiencing homelessness in Melbourne. The event will be catered by 'The Little Social', a social enterprise by Youth Projects.

Melbourne Design Week and the Victorian Design Program are initiatives of the Victorian Government. The NGV Department of Contemporary Design and Architecture is generously supported by The Hugh D. T. Williamson Foundation. Creative Victoria, the NGV and Youth Projects acknowledges the Wurundjeri people as the traditional owners of the land on which this event takes place, and pay our respects to Elders past and present.

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