Designing for the planet

Join STREAT and MAKE Studios to work on solutions to big challenges facing our planet and society.

Keen to learn how you can use human-centred design for environmentally and socially positive initiatives?

Join social enterprise STREAT and strategic design experts MAKE Studios for an interactive workshop. Explore how we can design ways to transition our community to a sustainable plant-based diet and improved systems for managing our waste – two important initiatives that form part of STREAT’s Planet Plan to live more sustainably.

You will also go behind the scenes to see the mechanics of a social enterprise, with a tour of the STREAT café and daily catering operations, and learn more about their Planet Plan initiative.

Wed 28 April, 9.30am midday

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$20 + BF

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Event Speakers

Fiona Meighan

Fiona Meighan

Fiona is an accomplished human-centred designer, strategist and innovation leader. She currently leads social enterprise STREAT’s Green Team, working on everything from large urban agriculture innovation projects to ensuring STREAT’s 180,000 worms are looked after.

Fiona Smith

Fiona Smith

Intuitive and data-driven, Fiona is both a strategist and a creative thinker. She has worked on service design, customer experience and communications projects for clients in government, social impact, education and research in both Australia and the US, including renewable energy projects across multiple industries. Fiona is an experience design lead at MAKE Studios, Australia.

Katie Falkiner

The Venn diagram of Katie’s career includes circles covering digital content strategy, communications, sustainability, food, transport, product management and user experience. The sweet spot in the middle is whole systems thinking and sustainable systems design. From gardens to cafes to products and businesses, Katie enjoys nothing more than creating and supporting regenerative and elegant systems that value and nourish people and planet.

Elspeth Taylor

With a background in change and project management, Elspeth has a passion for using thoughtful, considered design to bring about positive outcomes for people and the planet. She currently works with STREAT’s Green Team, working to continue to evolve STREAT’s journey into deeper shades of green.


    • Accessible for low visionAccessible for low vision
    • guide dogs and service animalsDog guides and service animals
    • Companion card acceptableCompanion card acceptable
    • Large print
    • wheelchair accessibleWheelchair accessible
    • All knowledge levels welcome
    • 18+
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    STREATMAKE Studios

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