Speaker Series


Brisbane Open House invites you to join architects, designers, planners and professionals in conversation. The 2017 Speakers Series will explore what influences the shape, experiences and growth of our city and its buildings.


BOOKED OUT // Making It Local

Date: BOOKED OUT // Wednesday 20 September // 6.15pm for 6.30pm start

Location: ThinkLab at River Studio, Brisbane Powerhouse 119 Lamington Street, New Farm

About the Event:


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Around the world and particularly in Australia, highly skilled traditional trades men and women are becoming an endangered species. The rise of large scale overseas production, where the maker’s hand are replaced for faster, cheaper technology, has seen a drastic decline in the role of local manufacturing.

In recent years, we’ve seen the rise of the maker movement, enabling new companies in manufacturing to produce locally made products that compete with the quality, pricing and timeframes offered through overseas production houses.

Join Luxxbox as they facilitate a panel discussion of multidisciplinary creatives to explore the role our design and architecture community plays in nurturing the growth of manufacturing on home soil.

Drinks for purchase available on arrival. This event has been made possible thanks to the generous support of Luxxbox. 


Mark Raggatt, ARM Architecture

Matthew Tobin, Urban Art Projects

Carolyn Solley, Hassell Studio


Alanah Greentree, Luxxbox

Free Event.