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Spaces to Gather

BY ADAM PUSTOLA
@ VOL 22 ON MAR 04, 2014

Adam Pustola discusses the numerous clubs he's most involved in. As an architect, he focuses specifically on creating memorable spaces in which groups can gather for years to come.

(note: due to technical difficulties in recording, there is no audio from slides 7 to slide 10)

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Secrets of Urban Explorers

BY RITA LIAO
IN MELBOURNE

Rita Liao tells of her adventures to hidden underground drains, abandoned asylums, and derelict trainyards. She speaks on the societies these sorts of locales draw to them, and how one goes about becoming a member of such a club.

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Getting Out, Getting Animated

BY SIMON HOWE
@ VOL 22 ON MAR 04, 2014

Simon Howe started out working behind the scenes in a film-based theater, but as technology caught up with him, he was forced to look to other avenues for work. He speaks about his trials and triumphs, on working in a creative group, and his work animating. 

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Person on Purpose

BY CECE OJANY
@ VOL 22 ON MAR 04, 2014

Cece Ojany poses the question we always ask but never seem to find an answer to: What is our purpose? She explains how successful we can be by choosing to live a life true to ourselves rather than the life others expect of us. We must work not from motivation, which is finite, but from inspiration, which is always present. 

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You Are What You Eat

BY YOKO INOUE
@ VOL 22 ON MAR 04, 2014

Yoko Inoue created a restaurant that uses only organic and plant-based ingredients as a way to promote being kind to the body, mind, and environment. Shoku Iku provides a place for inspiration, empowerment, education, and love, and proves that you don't have to give up the things you love to eat healthy. 

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How Art Brings People Together

BY HELEN POLLARD
@ VOL 22 ON MAR 04, 2014

Helen Pollard explains her public art projects which utilize recycled materials and incorporate local surroundings. She also explains how she formed an art studio which now functions as a social space for people in the community. 

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The Spooky Men's Chorale

BY STEPHEN TABERNER
@ VOL 22 ON MAR 04, 2014

Stephen Taberner has been searching his whole life for the perfect club to belong to. He finally found kindred spirits in the Spooky Men's Chorale. This group of unique men have the ability to make fun of themselves and do what they truly enjoy. 

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Getting Back into the Players Club

BY WARWICK MIHALY
@ VOL 22 ON MAR 04, 2014

Architect Warwick Mihaly wants to reconstruct Melbourne as a shared space so that it can be better enjoyed by everyone who lives there. He emphasizes the importance of creating activity centers that will encourage community engagement and improve the quality of life. 

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A 20x20 Lullaby

BY MEGG EVANS
@ VOL 19 ON APR 18, 2012

Megg Evans is a Melbourne-based designer who co-founded Brolly Studios with Martin Heide and Stuart Webber. When she gave this presentation, her son Melvin was just 10 weeks old, and she brought him along and gave this beautiful 20x20 lullaby to her baby and the very impressed crowd. (in English)