Image courtesy of Pier Carthew

Emerging bio-based and upcycled materials for every-day use Past Event

Presented by Atelier and Collectivity Talks


Fri 31 May 5:30pm - 7:15pm


Booking Required


Hanover House, Level 4
158 City Road, Southbank VIC, Australia


All gender bathroom, Assistance animals welcome, Seating available, Wheelchair accessible

Living in harmony with nature is essential to who we are and what we do. This discussion explores emerging bio-based materials, those that can be composted at end of life, and upcycled materials (especially materials that can be recycled continuously). They will discuss the material applications and how we embed them in and throughout our work in precincts, buildings, particularly retail and products for the twenty-first century.

This event is proudly co-presented by Atelier and Collectivity Talks as part of Material Matters 02.

This discussion is part of the exhibition Material Matters 02 that emerged from Atelier’s artisan-in-residence program, which illustrates a future where sustainability is at the forefront of design and artisanal innovation for future retail environments. Atelier is an initiative of BETA by STH BNK, which seeks to deliver a revolutionary retail space for the betterment of the planet and society.

The event is supported by Laminex, Acoufelt, Communications Collective, Nexus Designs, Atelier, STHBNK By Beulah.


Genevieve Brannigan, Communications Collective

Genevieve founded Communications Collective as a full-service agency focused on her realms of influence: property, architecture, design, and arts. Over her 15 year career Genevieve has had a successful track record in delivering campaigns with innovative approaches that positively shape public image and enhance bottom line. Genevieve combines strong creative and communication ability with well-honed skills in scanning the market environment, identifying and capitalising on opportunities to provide clients with real solutions, measurable results and a strong return on investment.

Suzette Jackson

Suzette Jackson is the Circularity and Strategy Lead at KFive Furniture. Her experience includes a long career in architecture and interior design, specialising in sustainable processes and materials. Suzette was an early adopter of sustainability frameworks and rating tools including Green Star and One Planet Living, in architecture, interiors, and circular economy. At K5 Furniture they believe that living in harmony with nature is essential to who they are and what they do. Their ethos and that of their partners celebrates innovation, design culture and caring for people and the planet.

Riley Aickin

As UPPAREL’s Partnerships and UPtex Manager, Riley helps Australian businesses turn their textile waste into a valuable resource with limitless potential. Supporting the circular economy through the creation of high-value recycled products, that can be recycled indefinitely, Riley strives to reduce the use of virgin materials and leave the world in a better place for generations to come. UPPAREL is Australia’s most trusted, transparent and traceable textile recovery and recycling company with a vision to eradicate textile waste from landfills.

Jade Whittaker

Recognised by Australian Design Review as one of Australia’s top 30 designers under 30 years of age, Jade Whittaker is an interior designer that prioritises socially and environmentally conscious design, seamlessly integrating sustainability without compromising craft. In 2022, she joined Breathe, where she continues to deepen her knowledge in circular design while advocating for more sustainable practices within the interiors industry.

Tickets are priced at $15.

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