Friday, July 19, 2013

ReActivate Latrobe Valley: Marcus Westbury & John Calabro Podcast

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John Calabro, Director of Made in Gippsland and Marcus Westbury, Director of Renew Newcastle - Talking Business 2013 Ep 22

Released12 July 2013
Interview with John Calabro (director, Made in Gippsland) and Marcus

Marcus Westbury
Founder - Renew Australia - Renew Newcastle

Marcus Westbury’s background is as 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.In 2008 Marcus founded Renew Newcastle with his own funds and energy. It’s a low budget, not for profit, DIY urban renewal scheme that has brokered access to more than 60 empty buildings for more than 110 creative enterprises, artists and cultural projects in Newcastle. Marcus is now working with companies and communities across Australia and around the world through Renew Australia.

John Calabro
Design/Director - The View From Here
Founder - Made in Gippsland

John Calabro is a designer, born and raised in Morwell, Latrobe Valley. He left home in pursuit of greener grass, only to return after 10 years for the same reason. John has worked in some of Melbourne’s leading boutique design studios, including Design by Pidgeon, David Lancashire Design and 21-19. In 2010 he began teaching design at Swinburne’s Faculty of Design and setup his own design studio The View From Here in his new home town of Traralgon. In 2013 he launched a side project called Made In Gippsland, a website which features an alumni of ex/current Gippslanders aiming for the highest standards in creative fields.