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Urbanistas Sydney holds regular meetups, socials and events throughout the year. In the spirit of our collaborative aims, we also partner with other groups from to bring the collective enthusiasm of our Urbanistas (and UrbanMistas) to the wider world. Our upcoming events as well as past events are below.
If you have an idea about an event that you think Urbanistas would be the perfect +1, we would love to talk to you.
Or why don’t you pitch your event idea at one of our project pitch meet ups and connect to the expertise and skills that you need to get it going… just need to #startbystarting.
How to pitch your idea ….
Urbanistas in association with UTS Centre for Social Justice and Inclusion is celebrating International Women's Day with a fundraiser for the Robyn Kemmis Scholarship. The IWD 2018 theme is 'Pressing for Progress and challenging stereotypes and bias' and we have pulled together an inspiring panel of women to explore this theme bringing their own expertise and experience to the conversation:
Panel discussion starts at 6.30pm followed by social drinks from 7.30pm
The idea is to celebrate Robyn’s legacy, who was a champion for women, the Vice-Chancellor of Administration UTS and former Deputy Mayor at the City of Sydney who died suddenly at the end of 2015... She was someone who was always 'Pressing for Progress'. Importantly 100% of your ticket price will go directly to the scholarship fund (excl. booking fee)
About the Robyn Kemmis Scholarship
UTS have set up the Robyn Kemmis Indigenous Student Scholarship that will enable an Indigenous woman to complete a three-year UTS undergraduate degree. The scholarship will be administered by the Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning at UTS. The scholarship funds ($15,000 a year for three years) will be used to contribute to student fees and academic expenses and to assist with the costs of transport and accommodation
SYDUrbanistas Think-Talk: 'Food for good'
18 May 2017
Food nourishes our bodies and our souls. It is a way to connect people whether with family, friends, wider community and strangers through conversations and the shared experience of eating together. The tastes and smells can be a portal to your past, favourite foods from places you've lived and visited and the cherished (or forgotten) memories of the thousands of meals before. It's an opportunity to share cultural traditions, rituals and stories. More and more we are seeing food being used to supporting a bigger, more altruistic purpose such as the environment and sustainability, social justice and tolerance and to support the 'local'. At this first Sydney Urbanistas think-talk event, we have bought together some fantastic local thinkers to share what the idea of 'Food for Good' means to them and to talk about their own food projects that aim to promote social justice, tolerance, sustainability, connectivity, education and do good in our city.
OUR THINK-TALK PANEL was...
Rob Caslick, Founder Two Good
Jess Miller, co-Founder Grow It Local
Penny Elsley, Founder, The Welcome Dinner Project
Wednesday 24 February 2016
This was our first event for 2016. It was an informal /networking style gathering, giving everyone the chance to catch up after the Christmas/New Year break. We had a lot of new Urbanistas come along to find out what all the fuss is about and there certainly was a 'buzz' in the room. We had a number of new pitches and discussed the type of events to expect in 2016.
The pitches included an Urbanistas-led Jane's Walk around Kings Cross to be held on the 7th May; a call for help with the painting of a new mural on Oxford St as part of the Oxford Street Activators Project; and an idea to make the cycle/walking paths in the Sydney CBD more attractive and appealing with a bit of colour and paint.
URBANISTAS END OF YEAR SOCIAL
WEDNESDAY 2 DECEMBER 2016
The first annual End of Year Social capped off a brilliant year for Urbanistas Sydney. On the back of the successful relaunch in September it seems that our positive aim of connecting women by supporting ideas, projects and actions and philosophy of #startbystarting is gaining momentum.
It was great to also introduce so many new women into our growing network and continue to diversify Urbanistas in terms of skills, expertise, interests and ideas - all which is what makes Urbanistas work - and start talking about the program for 2016. We also had five fantastic Urbanistas pitch their ideas and projects which sparked a lot of lively discussion. Read More
TUESDAY 15 SEPTEMBER 2015
The Re:Launch was an opportunity to reintroduce ourselves, build our network & reconnect with women who are passionate about amplifying the voice of women & creating positive social, creative & physical change in Sydney.
This was is also one of our regular 'Ideas Pitch' events providing the opportunity to share, support and hear some awesome projects that aim to create positive change around the place.