2021 Nov 26, 4:54 am
Regenerating the high street: funding, localism, engagement

Margaret J Wheatly once stated: ‘There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about.’ As Wheatley might say, local communities throughout Britain’s most neglected wards are alive to what they need and want and have given the present government a mandate for answering those needs and wants. Hence its […]

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2021 Nov 23, 5:23 am
Ep 15. Tara Poole, Coordinator of City of Ballarat’s “Creative City” Strategy

Tara urges us to push beyond the rhetoric of re-ignition, to how we might better nurture the flame with long-term support for the micro-enterprises, creative start-ups and community-partnerships… And all spinning around a transformed shopping street – Bridge Mall – a powerful precedent for how public and private interests can unite around a shared vision. […]

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2021 Nov 9, 5:55 am
Ep 14. Chris Levine, World-leading Light Artist

This week we chat with Chris Levine – acclaimed light artist, best known for his holographic artworks of the Queen and Grace Jones and his large, immersive laser and LED installations at Houghton Hall (UK), The Museum of Arts and Design (New York, USA) and Dark Mofo (Australia). A renowned artist and a wonderful story-teller, […]

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2021 Nov 1, 2:13 am
Ep 13. Sally Curtain, CEO, Bendigo Kangan Institute

The next episode of the FreeThinking podcast has arrived and today we’re speaking with Sally Curtain; board member, leader and current CEO of Bendigo Kangan Institute. Sally has an impressive background in enacting innovation and major reforms in public arenas – such as City of Casey and VicRoads – making her an expert in strategy […]

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2021 Oct 13, 5:49 am
Ep 12. Tom Dyckhoff, Historian, Writer, Broadcaster and Educator

Today we spoke with Historian, Writer, Broadcaster and Educator Tom Dyckhoff about the rise and fall of the late capitalist city – the rub of super-gentrification versus creative-anarchism as an engine for innovation – and building communities where we can all find our ‘ledge’. Tom is a master in the architecture space and has a […]

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2021 Jul 30, 5:06 am
Why office space still matters to your employees

More than a third of employees still want to work in the office post-pandemic, finds a new survey from Nespresso Professional, Nadia Moore, featuring Adam Scott   From its partnership with Future Laboratory to its ever-expanding content library, over the past two years Nespresso Professional has positioned itself as an expert in the future of […]

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2021 Jul 29, 3:36 am
Su Lim joins FreeState as Global Managing Director

FreeState is delighted to announce Su Lim as it’s new Global Managing Director. An entrepreneurial leader who has advised organisations across multiple sectors, Lim has established a global reputation in strategic consultancy working with a variety of clients to transform in times of change. Her role will see her help lead FreeState globally while also […]

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2021 Jul 23, 2:39 am
Ep 11. Bill Grimsey, legendary retailer

Today on the FreeThinking Podcast, we have Bill Grimsey, legendary retailer with 45 years experience – from butcher’s boy to CEO of Wickes and Iceland. In 2012 he wrote ‘Sold Out: Who really killed the High Street’, and since then through his highly influential ‘The Grimsey Reviews’ he has been leading the debate on the […]

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2021 Jul 15, 8:19 am
Ep 10. Emma Beverley of Leeds 2023

We are excited to have Emma Beverley – Executive Producer of LEEDS 2023 as a special guest to Episode 10 of FreeThinking podcast! LEEDS 2023 is an exciting year-long programme where the city is ‘Letting Culture Loose’ – and as they said at the launch last month: ‘They’re gonna create, make, perform, run, bake, eat, […]

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2021 Jun 25, 1:08 am
Ep 09. Hugo Warner from Benugo & The Fisheries

Our next special guest of the FreeThinking podcast is Hugo Warner, who co-founded hospitality group Benugo – with brother Ben – and last year launched a purpose-built co-working space called The Fisheries, near Broadway Market in London. He talks about how great hospitality means taking care of every part of the experience, at every scale, […]

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2021 Jun 7, 1:01 am
Ep 08. Mark Bourgeois from Hammerson

Our special guest to Episode 8 of our FreeThinking podcast is Mark Bourgeois – Managing Director, UK and Ireland, at Hammerson. He talks about creating City Quarters, how far the rich mix of mixed-use might take the future City Centre, and the importance of Return on Experience. Listen to the eight episode with Mark Bourgeois […]

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2021 May 6, 1:19 pm
Ep 07. Kim Cook from Burning Man

We are excited to have Kim Cook – Director, Creative Initiatives for Burning Man as a special guest to our second series of the FreeThinking podcast! Listen to the seventh episode with Kim Cook below, or subscribe to FreeThinking wherever you get your podcasts! FEATURING Adam Scott, Founder, FreeState Kim Cook, Director, Creative Initiatives, Burning […]

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