Thirty years from now how will our world look? What will the building and construction industry look like? What are you doing to change the world, for the better?

DATE: 22 September, 2020
VENUE: Shed 10, Auckland
TIME: 5pm – 9pm




An event which brings like-minded companies and individuals together. We care about the future of the building and construction industry and exist to facilitate a movement of people, businesses and products who also value health, wellbeing and being kind to our environment. Through sharing our new ideas, shifted thinking and product innovation, we all hold the power to have a positive influence now and into the future.

Speakers and presenters 

Nick Teulon

Event MC

Nick Teulon is a London based New Zealander currently working inside a computer vision and augmented reality technology company called Formalytics which bridges the physical and digital worlds together, turning street corners, parks and back yards into high tech smart spaces, all from a mobile phone. Since the age of 9 when Nicks parents took him and his sister backpacking around the world across 3 continents he has been fascinated with how different cultures interact with space. Nick’s idea of a utopia is “where everyone has the opportunity to experience magical moments on a daily basis regardless of upbringing”.

Julia Koerner

Julia Körner is an award-winning Austrian designer working at the convergence of architecture, product and fashion design, specialised in 3D-printing. Her work stands out, recognised at the top level of these disciplines, where it has been featured internationally in world-renowned museums, institutions and publications. She is founder and director of JK Design GmbH. Her recent collaborations involved 3D-Printed fashion pieces developed with Haute Couture Houses for Paris Fashion weeks and Hollywood Entertainment Productions such as MARVEL’s superhero blockbuster Black Panther. Julia is a graduate of the Architectural Association, London and University of Applied Arts, Vienna; she is a faculty member at the University of California, Los Angeles since 2012.

Instagram: @koernerjulia
Facebook: @koernerjulia / Julia Koerner – JK
Twitter @koernerjulia_jk

Leighton Pace

Leighton joined ExA in 2012, bringing a wealth of experience from a number of the UK’s leading landscape practices. He is experienced in the conception, development and implementation of landscape projects to the highest standards. He is an excellent communicator as well as an innovative designer at multiple scales and has extensive experience in developing responsive solutions for complex urban landscape projects.
The work he undertakes at ExA is underlined with a drive to deliver the detail behind sustainable, liveable and enjoyable spaces.

Ged Finch

Ged is an advocate for a building industry without waste. As a current doctoral student at Victoria University of Wellingtons School of Architecture Ged is exploring though prototype building projects how a Circular Economy model might fundamentally disrupt the way we build in New Zealand. Funded by Building Research New Zealand this research has received international recognition by Fast Company, the Royal Institute of British Architects and the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET). As part of advocating for urgent change towards circularity in the built environment Ged has also presented at PrefabNZ, New Zealand Green Building Council, TEDxWellington, and Advanced Building Skins (ABS) events. In June 2019, in recognition of the potential of his work, Ged was named a KiwiNet Emerging Innovator and is now undertaking market research and market validation studies to determine how a circular building platform can be brought to market in New Zealand.

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We do things differently. NOTION is based on creating inspiring event and training spaces where people in the building industry can collaborate, connect with thought-leaders, evoke new thinking, better work practices and engage with like minded individuals.