About the speaker
Marcus Westbury is the founder of Renew Newcastle and Renew Australia – projects that have taken scores of empty buildings and made them available to creative projects and initiatives. His background is a broadcaster, writer, media maker and festival director who has been responsible for some of Australia’s more innovative, unconventional and successful cultural projects and events.
He has also worked across a range of media as a writer, producer, director and presenter covering fields as diverse as culture, art, media, urban planning, sport and politics.
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A city is a set of opportunities and possibilities. — Marcus Westbury
Everyone is looking for someone else to do something first in order to fix the city. — Marcus Westbury
I'm really interested in this uptick of lo-fi small scale creative participation. — Marcus Westbury