NIDAnights: Play the Part with Here Studio

Venue: NIDA Melbourne | Suite 4 | 152 Sturt Street, Southbank, VIC 3006
Date/Time: 15 Mar 2018 - 15 Mar 2018

Should you be fitting in to get ahead, or is standing out a quicker way to success? In a professional context, what parts of yourself do you present to others, and what do you keep hidden? What are the challenges on the road to leadership, and once the title is earned, how do you play the part?

The evening features Melbourne-based innovators, creators and leaders in PechaKucha’s signature 20x20 format and explores the stories they structure and the roles they rehearse, online AND offline, in order to effectively play the part. Hosted by NIDA tutor and Greenroom award winning lyricist, director, improviser, dramaturg and musical theatre performer Andrew Strano, the evening promises to be one to remember!


Sarah Lynn Rees | Architect | Researcher | Director, Indigenous Architecture and Design Victoria
Kimberley Smith | Singer | Teacher | Author, The Moderately Tortured Artist
Adam O’Donnell | Speaker | Facilitator | Director, The Corporate Commando
Chirryl-Lee Ryan | Transdisciplinary Designer | Disruptor | Executive Experience Director, Isobar
Tracey Habron | IT Analyst | Stylist | Author, Style Attitude Confidence
Tom Middleditch | Actor | Philosopher | Artistic Director, A_tistic
Vidya Rajan | Playwright | Director | Improviser
Elizabeth Flux | Writer | Editor | Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellow

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15 March 2018, 6.30pm

NIDA Melbourne | Suite 4 | 152 Sturt Street, Southbank, VIC 3006

Price: $30

About Here Studio

Here Studio is an interdisciplinary design office that explores the social aspects of architecture and everyday life through practice and research. With offices in Melbourne and Ballarat, we collaborate and partner with multiple organisations and individuals on projects of various types and scales. At the core of Here Studio’s practice is a social principle of participation with users and existing assets throughout the design process.

Here Studio use art, architecture, design, and events to activate change in the urban realm, and aim to make architecture not only meaningful but also available to everyone. We focus on everyday affordable architecture, and participatory design, often in the realm of the not for profit, NGO and social enterprise sectors. We are deeply engaged with research and public debate on the development of Victoria with particular experience in placemaking, culture change, density, public transport and community infrastructure. Our aim is to make architecture accessible.

Visit the Here Studio website.

About NIDAnights

NIDAnights is an annual calendar of events including workshops, masterclasses, performances and roundtables, presented in partnership with change-makers in the creative ecosystem of Melbourne. The nights, hosted at our intimate NIDA Melbourne studios in Southbank, launch on 15 November and will take place in the midst of every month. Join us for an opportunity to open your minds, stimulate your senses and warm your hearts – in good surrounds, with good company and over good wine.

See our upcoming schedule of NIDAnights here.


NIDA Melbourne | Suite 4 | 152 Sturt Street, Southbank, VIC 3006

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