Wellington Chapter

Chapter Chairs

Jo Bailey, Massey University
Jo Bailey
Nick Kapica
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Join Waka Kotahi and Urbanhub Aotearoa

at Isthmus for an Innovating Streets social mixer

and webinar with Xavier Matilla from Barcelona



Hosted by the Wellington Chapter of SEGD and Isthmus Group


Wednesday 2 December

Social mixer 6pm Talk 7pm


Xavier is the current Chief Architect of Barcelona City Council (Ajuntament de Barcelona). He is in charge of the Urban Ecology Authority (Model Urbà Ecologia Urbana) tactical urbanism interventions and he is also a lecturer at the Architecture School of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (ETSAV-UPC).Public space is our cities most valuable asset.


Returning public space to people is the foundation of a sustainable city model. Currently, private motorists occupy most of our public space relegating pedestrians to sidewalks which creates considerable dysfunctionalities. As a response, Barcelona City Council has recently released funds (44 million euros) to implement in the next 10 years, a variation of Salvador Rueda’s ‘superblock’ concept. One in three streets in Barcelona’s ‘eixample’, will soon become ‘green axes’ that prioritise pedestrians and cyclists.


This webinar from Waka Kotahi and Urbanhub Aotearoa brings together nationally and internationally renowned experts in urbanism. This is an opportunity for the ‘innovating streets for people’ teams, academia, forums and members of professional associations to engage with the Barcelona City Council and learn about the role of tactical urbanism and co-design in the implementation of the ‘superblock’. This will be the first in a series of webinars sharing global responses to city transformational processes that contribute to city-making paradigm shifts.  



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The Wellington SEGD Chapter and Isthmus NZ invite you to an evening of urban inspiration. 

Join No Small Plans lead author and project director Gabrielle Lyon to hear about the behind the scenes adventures involved in reinventing a 20th century Chicago urban planning textbook as 21st century graphic novel. Inspired by teens, birthed by Kickstarter, reviewed in the New Yorker and distributed as part of a mass-education civic engagement effort, No Small Plans is a home-grown effort to change the story of what makes a good neighborhood one kid at time.

Gabrielle Lyon, Ph.D., is a nationally-recognised non-profit leader, educator, and public speaker with a background that includes launching and leading award-winning social impact organisations and initiatives focused on levelling the playing field of educational opportunity for underserved youth particularly in science, architecture and urban planning. As a senior researcher at the Great Cities Institute she is exploring issues related to cities, youth and design. Questions of interest include: How are youth currently involved in shaping the places they live and learn? What impact do participatory urban experiences have on civic identity? What can be done to generate an evidence base that ensures youth voice informs the development of urban plans at all scales?

This talk is generously hosted by Isthmus, an integrated design studio that removes the traditional boundaries between the disciplines of architecture, landscape and urban design. Guided by a clear set of principles and ideas; their kaupapa is based on deepening the relationships between land, people and culture.

Follow Gabrielle on Twitter @LyonGabrielle


Via Eventbrite

Date And Time

Tuesday, 5 March 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM NZDT


56 Victoria Street
Level 5
Wellington 6011

Join the SEGD Wellington Chapter at Bicycle Junction to hear Guy Hohmann talk about signs, cities and bikes.

Investment in cycling infrastructure is booming in cities, but is signage keeping up?

Get your free tickets to this event here

Guy will dive into the issues and opportunities which emerge when cities try to provide signs for people on bikes. 

Guy is a creative industrial designer whose rigorous, process-led approach yields innovative responses to complex design briefs within the public realm sector. His work has spanned street furniture and lighting design, signage design for pedestrians, cyclists, rapid transit and the commercial sector, and architectural component design for cutting edge metro systems from London to Melbourne. Guy leads the Auckland studio of International design practice Maynard.

With offices in London, Melbourne and Auckland, Maynard is made up of wayfinding, graphic and industrial designers. Maynard are long-term collaborators with extensive experience working as a specialist partner to some of the world’s most respected architects and engineers.

Off Grid returns in 2018. There will be stopover opportunities in Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne before we all come together in Wellington. Check out the website and save the dates: 23–27 February 2018. The first tickets will go on sale at the talk — special giveaway price for a special night!

A screening of Design Disruptors, a film by Invision, brought to you by the Wellington SEGD Chapter and Massey University Banter & Brews Society. Many thanks for Design Meetups Wellington for getting us access to the film.

Tickets via Eventbrite.

When: From 6pm, 14 September
Where: Raglan Roast, Abel Smith Street, Wellington
Admission by koha


Join the SEGD Wellington Chapter at Bicycle Junction to hear brand and wayfinding specialist Stephen Minning talk about signs in the city.

Stephen Minning says we are all influenced by culture — he grew up in North Africa, England, Dubai and Singapore and is intrigued by the differences in how these places translate to each other but still have the same core values holding them together. He uses this understanding to comprehend and interpret corporate brand cultures. He says he has trouble with haphazard ideas with no foundation to the brand, he believes in simplicity, consistency and structure. Stephen is founder and director of BrandCulture and Pam Wayfinding based in Sydney. Representing a decade of design excellence, BrandCulture's work has been acknowledged by design awards and publications globally, while Pam Wayfinding is changing the way people navigate campuses around the world.

Where: Bicycle Junction, 1 Marion Street, Wellington, New Zealand 6011
When: Friday 1 September, 6-7.30pm
Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stephen-minning-talks-about-signs-in-the-city-tickets-37269107905




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