Photograph: Courtesy the artist and MARS GalleryAtong Atem, ‘Outdoor Living’ 2021. Installation view at Hanover House, Southbank
How can retail design drive positive social change? With more businesses embedding impact into their approach, Ashley Martiniello (HoMie), Jean Darling (Cirque Du Soil), Dewi Cooke (The Social Studio) and David Monaghan (Beulah) will explore how retail spaces of the future will embrace diversity, inclusivity and community in this interactive panel discussion.
Let us just preface this invitation folks, because this space is not just a place hosted for talks – in fact, there’s a bit to digest with Beulah’s waste initiative to describe it in justice as it’s also home to some massive, multiple waste initiatives, all rolled into the due-to-be-demolished Hanover House in Southbank, Melbourne.
But first, what on earth is NEXT x NOW?
NEXT x NOW is part of BETA By STH BNK, a revolutionary testing area (aka Future from Waste Labs) to explore the future of retail space, programming and new business models and is designed to give Melburnians a feel for what can be expected as part of Beulah’s transformative and visionary mini-metropolis, STH BNK By Beulah.
NEXT X NOW is an experiential, unique and immersive talk series that takes some of these revolutionary ideas off the page to look beyond the current way of doing and pave the way forward. Presented by industry leaders in retail, NEXT x NOW will discuss, debate and provide solutions, rewriting retail design codes for a new generation of consumer.
Included in the ticket purchase is beverages and a complimentary Makers House Open Studio Tour, which runs from 5pm-6pm prior to the NEXT X NOW event.
Book here and join us on the 11th November 2022 at 6pm!
Please note: This event was previously meant to be on the 16th of Sept 2022 but was postponed due to the last minute public holiday issued by the Queen’s day of mourning.