TEDxSydneySalon November 2016

24 November 2016

Tower Two, International Towers, 200 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo

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.



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Photo:  Tim Lumsdaine for TEDxSydney


Talks from TEDxSydneySalon November 2016


How to be Faithful to a Face – Reconstructing an Egyptian Mummy | Jennifer Mann

Jennifer Mann’s love of portrait sculpting led her down an intriguing path, to study forensic facial reconstruction. In this talk she explains how she brought back to life the...


Why We Should Value our Brutalist Architectural History | Shaun Carter

Ugly or beautiful – it depends on who is looking. In this talk, architect Shaun Carter puts forward a case for the preservation, adaption or reuse of brutalist architecture...


We Can See Someone Looking, But Can We Hear Someone Listening? | Lawrence English

Composer and artist, Lawrence English is interested in audition, which is the act of perceiving with our ears to extract information from the world around us. Unlike our eyes,...


Temazcal (Performance) | Claire Edwardes

Internationally acclaimed percussion soloist, chamber musician and artistic director of Ensemble Offspring, Claire Edwardes performs 'Temazcal' by Javier Alvarez at TEDxSydneySalon in November 2016. Claire Edwardes has been described by...


Why We Need to Keep Dreaming, Dancing & Doing Things Differently (Q&A) | Amrita Hepi

Amrita Hepi’s talk at TEDxYouth@Sydney 2016 encouraged us to be confident and comfortable in our bodies. In this follow-up interview, she was joined on the TEDxSydneySalon stage by Youth...

Contributors from TEDxSydneySalon November 2016


Amrita Hepi


Shaun Carter


Jennifer Mann


Claire Edwardes