Announcing the Stars of the LiveLife Discussions

Focusing on issues in residential architecture, the talks are hosted by members of the Habitus editorial team and take place on August 12. Heritage and Australian Identity: Discussion what architecture and design is historically important and worth protecting, and what just causes cultural cringe, will be… Paul Roser: The acting CEO at The National Trust of Australia in Victoria, Paul comes to the role following over a decade of experience at Heritage Victoria. Shelly Penn: This Melbourne-based architect’s work includes strategic advice to government and the private sector on a range of architectural and urban design issues and projects across all scales. Tim Ross: Radio broadcaster and comedian Tim Ross has long had a love of mid century design, and will bring this love and his signature charisma and charm to the panel.   Disrupting Design Living: Looking at how can we best design to create a sense of community, and to what degree is it design’s responsibility this year… Clare Cousins: Clare Cousins’ Melbourne practice Clare Cousins Architects has forged a reputation for design excellence in residential, cultural, and interior design, as well as furniture design. Katy Svalbe: Director and Landscape Architect at AberRoseDesign, the former Hassell and Aspect Studios designer Katy has more than 15 years of Australian & international landscape and design experience, including the Sydney 2000 Olympic. Monique Woodward: Co-founder of WoodWoodWard Architecture, Monique strives to create colourful, contextual and socially sustainable ‘forever homes’ that ultimately increase the living standards of Melbourne. Nick Carr: Nick Carr is the director of the high-end modular housing company Intermode. As the son of esteemed Melbourne designer Sue Carr of Carr Design Group, Nick’s got design in his blood, and has spent his entire life absorbing, and later channelling, architectural excellence.   Lighting the Home: How do we live within light, and can function and decoration ever truly be equal in modern lighting design? To discuss this and more we have… Christopher Boots: Iconic Australian lighting designer, in his eponymous studio Boots has designed lights, furniture and objects that explore the architecture and geometry of organic shape and the natural form. Nick Harding: Principal at Ha, Nick has an architectural passion for design that is embraced by its inhabitants, celebrating the concept of community, with a common thread of being ‘for the people’. Ross Hines: Founder and CEO of iconic furniture store, Tongue and Groove, Ross works closely with local designers and makers to develop a range that is hand-crafted, original and authentic. Volker Haug: German born Volker has been drawn to unique lighting since childhood, resulting in a designer and professional practice that is typified by a colourful, yet industrial and at times minimalist aesthetic. With a lineup like this, we couldn’t be more excited for the LiveLife series for 2016! Mark August 12 on your design calendar – this will be a day for design lovers across the city.