It’s that time of year again! Vivid Sydney is turning the lights on from 26 May to 17 June for another expansive selection of light installations, cultural performances and thought-provoking events. We spotlight three events with connections to our campus – the bright lights and big ideas of Vivid are all on our doorstep!

1. Could the ocean be the solution?

Our oceans are under myriad threats, but it’s not all bad news. At this thought-provoking event, a panel of research and academia leaders will detail the cutting-edge technology and innovative programs helping clean up our oceans. Professor Peter Ralph and Professor Martina Doblin (from the Climate Change Cluster in the UTS Faculty of Science) and Kate Scardifield (Co-Director of the UTS Material Ecologies Design Lab) are among the group of experts who will be leading the conversation.

2. Natural Wonder: Powerhouse Late X Vivid Ideas

Stroll down the Goods Line to the nearby Powerhouse Museum for an inspiring night of art, talks, music and film curated by Dinosaur Designs founder Liane Rossler. Speakers include Associate Professor in Visual Communication Zoe Sadokierski from the UTS School of Design, who will talk about how storytelling can tackle biodiversity loss and climate change.

3. Coming to our Senses: An Immersion in Architecture (and beyond)

The Dr Chau Chak Wing Building (aka UTS Business School) is always one of the shining stars of the Goods Line, particularly when it’s illuminated in early June. Inside the ‘paper bag’, Steve Pozel and Vanessa Lansdown’s multi-sensory mindfulness workshop is also a hot ticket. If you haven’t already registered for this two-hour meditative experience, then you’re out of luck – it’s now sold out. Still, there’s plenty to see along the Goods Line that leads right to UTS’s doorstep, such as ‘Eco’ from The Electric Canvas.

Discover more UTS-affiliated events at Vivid this year and plan your full itinerary on the official Vivid Sydney website.

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