Sydney Open presents Talks: Public Sydney

Focuses on how Sydneysiders use their city exploring themes such as play, meet, green and trade. Leading experts and commentators discuss Sydney’s public spaces, exploring the historic and contemporary perspectives of its architecture, heritage, design and development.

Over eight inspiring evenings hear eminent historians, writers, architects and social commentators discuss how Sydney’s public spaces became places where people meet, play, govern, protest, move, worship, trade and work.

This series features Nicole Gardner, UTS and Graham Jahn, UTS Adjunct Professor

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Night-time Martin Place, Sydney Olympic streetscape displays, 17 August 2000. Photograph Loui Seselja, courtesy National Library of Australia