There's a spirit of social purpose emerging in the maker enterprises starting up in Marrickville and Newtown. On Friday, October 9, 2015 we invited Jackie Ruddock, Anna Lise de Lorenzo and Bruce Jeffreys to share their views in discussion at the new Maker Space in Barclay St, Marrickville.
Liane Rossler is an artist, designer and curator. Her projects focus on clever, beautiful and sustainable design practice, and she also works as a creative advisor and ambassador for issues relating to design, sustainability and the environment.
Tom Uglow is Creative Director for Google's Creative Lab. Now based in Sydney, having first joined the company in London, Tom works with cultural and creative organisations around the world, to create projects that bring technology and the arts together in engaging, innovative ways.
Chris Thé opened Black Star Pastry in 2008 after walking past the empty site, then quitting his job and signing the lease within weeks. His pies have been named the best in Sydney by the SMH Good Food Guide, and his Strawberry, Watermelon and Rose Cream Layer Cake is an international icon.
Rachel Dixon has a background in film, television and new media production, IT and telecommunications. She has been a director on boards of Choice, AIMIA and the Australian Centre for Advanced Computing and Communications (ac3) and she has advised government on developments in digital and broadband policy.
Sally Hill is Impact Strategist and co-founder at Sydney startup Wildwon. She is a commentator on environmental and social issues, publishing to various publications including her blog Sustahood. She speaks regularly about sustainability, entrepreneurship and experience as a catalyst for change.