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Christopher Saunders

General manager, renew newcastle

Christopher Saunders is an enabler and a social change initiator. He was creative producer for fifteen years with Big hART and has been with Renew Newcastle for six years. Renew Newcastle has enabled creative enterprises to flourish and bring life back to a desolate cityscape and has informed urban development decision-making.

Christopher’s “hands on” collaborative approach has helped deliver some extraordinary benefits for whole communities. These include the restoration of an arthouse cinema in Newcastle; international recognition for the Northcott public housing estate in Sydney; and a national voice for farming families.

Session: Activating vacant spaces across your town/city