Dr Dominique Hes

Speaker

Director Thrive Research Hub, Melbourne School of Design, The University of Melbourne
Dr Hes received a science degree from Melbourne University and followed this with a graduate diploma in Cleaner Production and a Doctorate in 2005 at RMIT University, Melbourne. The thesis investigates her practice in supporting the integration of sustainability in building projects. Her most successful publication is the ESD Design Guide for Australian Government Buildings, which is in its third edition, she has written a companion guide called ESD Operations Guide for Owners, Managers and Tenants, published in 2009. She has recently published a book called Designing for Hope: Pathways to Regenerative sustainability. She is also asking the questions: ‘why, when we have been ‘doing’ sustainability for so long, are we having an ever increasing impact?’ People create such beauty with music, food, art, buildings and community why is it so difficult to be a thriving part of the earth’s systems? and How can the built environment be part of this thriving? As such she has looked at biomimicry, biophilia, regenerative design, permaculture and development and positive development.