Amodern Talks at Ace

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Powerhouse and Ace Hotel Sydney present a series of talks as part of Sydney Design Week 2023.

Amodern Talks at Ace is an afternoon of discussions exploring urban food production, materials science and the transformation of the Australian fashion industry.


2–2.45pm Across the Table
Powerhouse Vitocco curator and artist Gillian Kayrooz leads a discussion on connections to land and food through cultural, agricultural, culinary and entrepreneurial practice.

3–3.45pm Material Matters
Andrew Simpson, founder and director of Sydney-based design house Vert leads a conversation exploring the entanglement of materials within cultures and politics.

4–4.45pm Circular Fashion Technologies
Director of the Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Fashion & Textiles, Dr Lisa Lake, hosts a discussion on emerging circular technologies and their impact on the Australian fashion industry.



On Gadigal land

Ace Hotel Sydney
47–53 Wentworth Ave
Sydney NSW 2000


$10 General
$8 Concession
$25 for all three talks

22 September 2023



Tickets can be purchased for individual events. A day pass can be bought for $25 to attend all three events, giving access to all panels plus a complimentary cocktail in The Lobby Bar at Ace Hotel Sydney.

Ace Hotel Sydney has provided a Powerhouse Museum Guest discount code for accommodation during Sydney Design Week 13–26 September 2023

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