HotHouse Symposium

HotHouse is a two-day think-tank bringing together world-leading creative thinkers, designers, artists, curators, academics, philosophers, urban planners and architects to develop models for the sustainable transformation of urban environments.

Art Exhibition previously on at Object Gallery (Closed - see Australian Design Centre) in Sydney precinct, New South Wales, Australia.
From Tuesday 27 July 2010 to Wednesday 28 July 2010

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HotHouse calls upon art and design to offer visionary and practical means of transforming urban environments in ways that are community based, energising and enduring. The HotHouse symposium at Sydney Opera House is designed to stimulate new art and design projects, connections and collaborations.

International participants include London-based Michaela Crimmin, leading environmental art curator, and major European/Asian biennale curator Hou Hanru; design thinkers such as Bruce Mau, who has spearheaded community- driven projects for large-scale sustainable change in both North and South America, and US academic Adrian Parr, who writes provocatively about environmental politics.

There will be presentations from and discussions with Australasian artists known for their pioneering public and sustainable art projects, such as Richard Goodwin, Janet Laurence, Jennifer Turpin and David Trubridge; and environmental and design thinkers including Tony Fry, Director of Team D/E/S and founder of the EcoDesign Foundation, Dan Hill of ARUP and Mark Pesce, a pioneer of Virtual Reality.

The 2010 HotHouse event at the Opera House is a point of departure, launching a longer-term project that builds on current NIEA research on public art and design projects in the context of environmental sustainability, urbanisation and community participation. Further events, including major exhibitions and public art projects, are planned over the next five years.

HotHouse is an initiative of the National Institute for Experimental Arts [NIEA] at UNSW in association with Object: Australian Centre for Craft and Design, and the City of Sydney.

Seats are limited. For further information and bookings to go:


Sydney Opera House