A symposium celebrating urban art and ideas

And a conversation about how – together – we can make the most of our neighbourhoods. PUBLIC Symposium invited discussions about ambition, creativity, innovation and art, and how they combine to make healthier, happier, smarter neighbourhoods, towns and cities.

Creativity for the greater good

With the help of innovators, entrepreneurs, artists, city experts and urban game changers from Australia and all over the world, Symposium delegates explored the ways in which creativity sparks innovations for the greater good of communities.

Two days, 26 national and international speakers, 750 delegates

Curated to appeal to anyone with an interest in how culture, creativity and innovation helps to build successful places, and the role that everyone plays in making that happen: citizens, planners, architects, curators, designers, entrepreneurs and policy makers.

PUBLIC Symposium
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PUBLIC Symposium
Image courtesy of FORM
Are we doing enough in our neighbourhoods to change the world?

This question, asked by artist and keynote speaker Theaster Gates was central to the Symposium’s themes: from thought leadership to cultural change in the public realm, from city making as political enlightenment to citizen-led innovation.

I never anticipated how much I would learn, grow, laugh, enjoy and simply be inspired Symposium participant

Building and roadways don’t make a ‘real’ city. People do. The PUBLIC Symposium engaged Western Australians in a conversation about the difference between being bystanders or participants, and between living somewhere and belonging there.

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