Perspectives is about the sharing of ideas to inspire ourselves and our creative peers.



Darlinghurst Theatre Company

Eternity Playhouse
39 Burton Street, Darlinghurst, Sydney


Thursday, October
8:00AM – 9:30AM

Doors open 7:30AM for 8:00AM start


Katelin Butler

Writer, editor and curator

Katelin is the editorial director at Architecture Media. Prior to this recent appointment, she was design portfolio manager at Architecture Media (2018), editor of Houses (2010–2018) and assistant editor of Architecture Australia (2005–2009). She has coedited three books, The Forever House: Time-Honoured Australian Homes (2014), The Terrace House: Reimagined for the Australian Way of Life (2015) and The Apartment House: Reframing the Australian Dream, all published by Thames and Hudson. Katelin holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design from the University of Tasmania and a Master of Architecture from the University of Melbourne. She has been a peer juror, exhibition curator, guest university critic and speaker at various industry events and conferences.

Danièle Hromek

Designer and artist

Danièle Hromek is a Budawang woman of the Yuin nation. Danièle is a spatial designer, speculative designer and public artist, fusing design elements with installations, sculptural form and research. Her design practice works in the intersection of architecture, interiors, urban design, performance design and fine arts. As an Aboriginal designer, her work is grounded in her cultural and experiential heritage. Her work often considers the urban Aboriginal condition, the Indigenous experience of Country and contemporary Indigenous identities. Gaining her experience globally, she has lived in London, Paris, Barcelona, Vancouver and Sydney.

Danièle also works as a lecturer and researcher considering how to Indigenise the built environment by creating spaces to substantially affect Indigenous rights and culture within an institution. Danièle’s research contributes to an understanding of the Indigenous experience and comprehension of space, and investigates how Aboriginal people occupy, use, narrate, sense, Dream and contest their spaces. It rethinks the values that inform Aboriginal understandings of space through Indigenous spatial knowledge and cultural practice, in doing so considers the sustainability of Indigenous cultures from a spatial perspective.

Laura Harding

Senior Designer, Hill Thalis

Laura Harding is a Sydney based designer and writer who has worked with the studio of Hill Thalis Architecture + Urban Projects since 1996. She was the project Urban Designer for the practice’s winning entry in the East Darling Harbour international design competition, which was controversially abandoned by the NSW Government in 2007. She has worked on a wide range of urban housing and architectural projects, with Studios 54 and the Lennox Bridge Portals receiving national AIA awards in 2015 and 2016 respectively. Laura’s architectural writing and criticism has been widely published in a range of architectural and news media and books and she was awarded the Adrian Ashton Prize for architectural criticism in 2013. She regularly participates in design juries at Sydney’s major universities and taught in the design programme at the University of NSW from 2006 to 2012.


Perspectives is a speaker event series aiming to enable conversations amongst creative industry peers by drawing together people, posing themes and most importantly, inviting the women involved in our creative industries to share their perspectives.



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