128 Boundary St West End, QLD 4101 Australia


29 April 2021


6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Future of Suburbia – David Holmgren and Councillor Jonathan Sri

What kind of sustainable, ethical, resilient futures are possible for Australia’s suburban communities?

How can cities like Brisbane adapt our social systems and our built environment to confront the many overlapping challenges our society is facing?

Join David Holmgren, one of the driving forces behind the modern permaculture movement, and Jonathan Sri, Brisbane’s first Greens City Councillor, for a conversation to unpack some of the themes and ideas in David’s book RetroSuburbia. (More info about RetroSuburbia is available via retrosuburbia.com)

As part of the night, we’ll also be screening a 12-minute short film called Mycelium: An Urban Food Uprising, which tells the story of the various grassroots food resilience projects that sprang up around the inner-south side of so-called Brisbane during 2020. (More info via www.myceliumthefilm.com )

This is a free event, but we’re capping attendance due to covid-19 restrictions, so we ask that you please register online in advance via the website at www.jonathansri.com/retrosuburbia.

Accessibility: the event venue and toilets are fully wheelchair accessible, but there is no dedicated parking available on site (some street parking – including designated disability parking bays – is available on Boundary St and surrounding streets). We recommend and encourage that guests travel by public and active transport where possible.

If you require an Auslan interpreter, please notify our office via [email protected] and we will arrange one for the night.

This is a free entry event, but we’ll be encouraging attendees to consider donating to support the Deebing Creek campaign (if you can afford it).

This event is taking place on the unceded sovereign lands of the Jagera and Turrbal peoples. We pay our respects to their elders, and recognise that the struggle against colonisation and racist oppression must be at the forefront of our political movements. We humbly acknowledge that First Nations peoples have been sustainably managing landscapes and natural resources for thousands of generations, and that many of the seemingly ‘novel’ ideas we’re sharing and exploring are in fact simply new ways of conceptualising and talking about far older forms of knowledge and wisdom.

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