In 2020, the Brisbane Open House Speaker Series included the annual Great Debate Fundraiser and a series of six Design Talks that showcased some of the City’s most inspiring architects, designers, planners, and professionals in conversations that reflect the incredibly interesting cultural movements happening in the world.

The Great Debate on the opposing team was joined by local West End Architect, Tim Bennetton. This year, the highly anticipated Great Debate took place on 27 October, and explored the place of individualism in design, including how it impacts the worldview, streetscapes, and city plans for the many.

Tim is also Chairing the Design Talk, Brisbane Bricks Book Talk, as part of the Brisbane Open House series. Tim’s practice specialises in new houses and renovations as he strives to work in intimate, responsive environments that collectively value good design, simplicity, and positive relationships.

The six Design Talks will run over two days, 5 and 6 November, and feature 23 exceptional speakers who will explore new ways of thinking and offer thought-provoking insights into their field of expertise, from landscape design to Minjerribah architecture, to local heritage, and flourishing Indigenous design.

This year’s program is designed to build more intimate connections between the community and the City.

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