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SOH BUILD Conversation Night Reimagining Spaces for Learning

With Claire Marshall, Dr. Fiona Young, Joyce Hinterding and David Haines

20 May 2024

In the Centre for Creativity

Talks & Ideas

Join the SOH BUILD team in a night of conversation with a futurist, an architect and artists to explore design and creating new spaces, both physical and virtual, to encourage deep engagement with learning.

The future of transforming space through collaborative design

In dialogue with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 4 – QUALITY EDUCATION, futurist Claire Marshall moderates a conversation with architect Fiona Young and artists David Haines and Joyce Hinterding about how the creative design of space can facilitate new ways of learning. In consideration of both physical and virtual space, how can new ideas be shared through our surroundings and how can immersive or embodied spaces change the way we learn about the world around us? 

Tonight’s guests each transform space through collaborative design practices, and facilitate new ways of learning and engagement in radically creative ways. Architect Fiona Young of Hayball co-designs learning spaces with both students and teachers contributing new thought into the area of tactile and experimental learning inside and outside of the classroom. Artists Joyce Hinterding and David Haines create immersive environments where audience become participants and experience the often unseen energies and forces of the universe. 

The conversation with panellists and audience will be moderated by Claire Marshall , award-winning creative, academic and experiential futurist.

Presented by Sydney Opera House

Haines & Hinterding, Geology (2015)

Meet the panelists

Dr Fiona Young Architect

Dr Fiona Young is an architect and researcher in the field of learning environments. Her research focus is on learning environment affordances that support deep and playful pedagogical practices. As Principal at Hayball in Sydney, her focus is on Education and GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums) sector projects. Core to her role is enhancing learning opportunities through design and interpreting and bridging understanding between educators and architectural teams.

Joyce Hinterding and David Haines Artists

Artists collaborate on large-scale artworks that explore diverse subject matter, often with a focus on revealing the unseen and the unheard. These works often incorporate Joyce’s investigations into energetic forces and David’s concern with the intersection of hallucination and the environment. These works invite visitors to take control and conduct their own voyage through digital and sonic environments of virtual forests, islands and futuristic interiors.

Claire Marshall Futurist (Moderator)

Claire Marshall is an award-winning futurist whose work melds story-telling, futures thinking and experiential learning. A researcher, keynote speaker and futurist, her work explores how stories shape both our imagined futures but also the actions we take. Her most recent work Museum of Futures, an exhibition exploring our different futures with climate change, has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. She also teaches UTS for TD School and is currently undertaking a PhD.

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