In collaboration with the Molonglo Group, WWDACT Chair, Sue Salthouse will be leading a discussion around inclusion in urban development, particularly for women with disability.
It’s time to look around our cities and ask: Who’s missing? Who’s not able to participate? Who isn’t made to feel welcome, and why? Drawing on experience working across women’s rights and accessibility advocacy, Sue will guide a discussion about the importance of inclusive spaces and what true urban diversity should really look like.
Sunday 9 September, 10.30AM to 12.00PM
Shop 4, Building 3.4, 1 Dairy Road, Fyshwick
Please indicate your participation requirements when you RSVP. AUSLAN interpretation will be provided.
More about the organisers:
Sue Salthouse has worked in social justice since 1996, playing an active role in the systemic advocacy for women with disabilities. Salthouse, who is a Canberra Citizen of the Year recipient, became a paraplegic as a result of an accident in 1995. The learning curve that followed was steep and physically challenging, but has ultimately led to a life of “new opportunity.” Salthouse runs her own consultancy and has worked extensively through civil society organisations and government to ensure that women with disabilities are fully included.
This event is part of a series of conversations and activities on ideas important for the future of Dairy Road, a new development by Molonglo Group. Dairy Road is a neighbourhood slowly developing in Canberra’s East Lake. It is currently made up of seven main warehouses, some office buildings and vehicle yards, and is located two kilometres from the Canberra Airport, and eight from the city centre. It is flanked by highways on one side and the precious Jerrabomberra Wetlands on the other.
Molonglo are a Canberra-based developer that actively plans, designs, delivers and curates its projects. Its main focus in Canberra for the last 10 years has been the progressive restoration of NewActon, a precinct on the edge of the city centre that includes residential, retail, commercial and public realm. Molonglo’s process is often collaborative and cross-disciplinary, which allows for enormous fluidity, flexibility and disjunction in creative making. Their work hopes to help foster healthy, cohesive and tolerant societies.