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Influential Queenslanders turn up the HEAT on Auckland

Media Release
16 August 2011

Influential Queenslanders turn up the HEAT on Auckland

Internationally acclaimed architect, Shane Thompson, and Creative Industries Manager for the Queensland State Government, Lindy Johnson, are in Auckland to discuss the successful HEAT programme that markets Australia’s design and architecture talent to the world.

As the Auckland Council starts a new chapter in city planning and design, it is keener than ever to promote its creative industries at home and abroad. It is looking to learn from Queensland’s approach to getting its designers and architects firmly onto the world stage.

HEAT was launched by the Queensland government in 2009 and their architects are already collaborating on projects as far afield as Singapore, the Middle East, China, the United States and Europe.

Shane Thompson and Lindy Johnson will discuss how HEAT worked in Queensland and how it could work here.

Where: Viaduct Events Centre (Auckland’s newest architecturally-designed building)
When: Thursday August 18 at 5 -7pm.

The event is hosted by AUCKLAND CONVERSATIONS which is a series of Auckland Council events where national and international influencers discuss design, architecture, heritage, environmental sustainability and associated economic issues from an Auckland region perspective.

This event is also sponsored by The Designers’ Institute of New Zealand.

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