TEDxSydneySalons are intimate, evening events combining talks, films and music, presented by Toyota Prius. Designed to spark discussion and debate, TEDxSydneySalons are a great way to get to know other members of the TEDxSydney community, to exchange ideas, foster friendships and kickstart collaborations.
The November 2016 Salon focussed on the theme of art and culture and took place on 24 November in Sydney’s newest suburb, Barangaroo – a nexus of innovation in design, engineering, and sustainability – on the top floor of Tower Two, International Towers.
The lineup included sculptor Jennifer Mann whose forensic facial reconstruction recreated the face of a 2000-year-old Egyptian mummy; composer and artist Lawrence English investigated the ways in which we hear sound, delving into the subconscious choices that we make when we listen; plus architect Shaun Carter put forward a case for the preservation, adaptation or reuse of brutalist architecture and demonstrated the value of some of Australia’s iconic Brutalist buildings. We also chatted to dancer Amrita Hepi, whose 2016 TEDxYouth@Sydney talk encouraged us to be confident and comfortable in our bodies; and we rounded the evening out with live music from acclaimed percussion soloist and chamber musician Claire Edwardes, and post-event sunset drinks and discussions with fellow TEDx community members.
Photo: Tim Lumsdaine for TEDxSydney