A New Normal: Electric Car Conversions Past Event

Presented by Grimshaw X Greenshoot X Greenaway Architects

The electrified vehicle ‘pit stop’ aims to connect people to the process of electrifying existing cars through the ‘new normal’ service station car conversion experience – cars are converted and charged, and their spare parts repurposed and recycled, whilst powered by solar. During Design Week, Electric Car Conversions shows the live stream of the car conversion process and how this micro conversion impacts the macro in relation to the citywide master plan, caring for Country and the health of Melburnians.

This event is part of A New Normal, a project led by Finding Infinity that challenges Melbourne to become an entirely self-sufficient city. This is explored through a series of installations and talks by Melbourne’s leading architects and designers in a former office building at 130 Collins Street. For additional events from ‘A New Normal’, please check the MDW program or www.normalise.it


Theo Gouskos

Theo is a specialist Strategy and Engagement consultant with extensive experience working with Traditional Owners to implement community-led aspirations in transformational projects. He works with clients across a broad range of industries to enable social impact at scale, and foreground Indigenous knowledge and culture into the heart of major infrastructure projects. In conjunction with Jefa Greenaway, through Greenshoot Consulting, he has developed a unique fusion of creative, urban and architectural design and Indigenous engagement, with the ability to develop strong cross-cultural project aspirations.

Alison Potter

Alison is an architect with a wealth of local and international experience, working across a diverse range of sectors with a particular focus on urban regeneration master planning, tourism and education, and higher education campus master planning. Alison has led major projects for Grimshaw including the University of Melbourne’s Fishermans Bend Campus Master Plan, the Maribyrnong Defence Site Master Plan, Twelve Apostles Precinct Master Plan, the Melbourne Metro reference design, and most recently the Sovereign Hill Museum’s Association Master Plan. A member of the Office for Design and Architecture South Australia design review panel, she is particularly interested in urban strategy and how designers can imbed regenerative design in to the creation and adaptation of our built environments.

Jefa Greenaway

A proud Wailwan | Kamilaroi man, Jefa is a nationally recognised architect, academic, design advocate and a regular design commentator on ABC Radio Melbourne. As one of Australia’s few registered Indigenous architects, he seeks to reveal layers of history and memory through connections to place, demonstrating the value of people-centred design which interrogates one’s own philosophical or ethical underpinning and design responsibilities. Over two decades he has championed Indigenous-led design thinking, particularly through the International Indigenous Design Charter, and as Regional Ambassador of the International Indigenous Design Alliance. Under his stewardship, Greenaway Architects became a founding signatory of Architects Declare foregrounding the need for architects to become part of the solution in meeting the challenges of climate change and biodiversity loss.

Dave Budge

Dave grew up in Bendigo and tries to spend as much time as possible exploring remote parts of Australia. The guilt of driving a diesel 4WD to pristine natural places inspired him to set up Jaunt, a business which up-cycles iconic 4WDs into electric vehicles fit for expeditions. With two decades of experience leading top digital experience agencies combining emerging technology with beautiful design, he is excited to bring sustainable technology to adventure travel.

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Sat 27 Mar 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sun 28 Mar 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wed 31 Mar 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thu 01 Apr 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 03 Apr 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


130 Lt Collins St
130 Little Collins St, 130 Little Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia


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