The first of AILA’s Cultivate Event Series ‘Working with Vulnerable Communities’ was held at TCL on the 8th of March. The evening included speakers from Engineers Without Borders, The Planning Institute of Australia and CoDesign. It was an insightful night into some experiences and ongoing efforts of people who are looking to use their design, management and community consultation skills to assist (and learn from!) vulnerable communities both locally and internationally. Solutions ranged greatly from coastal masterplans, DIY local playgrounds, to floating toilets. It was a fun evening with great vegetarian catering and the world’s most sustainable beer (cycled in kegs). Anyone interested in getting further involved please contact the relevant organisation and stay tuned for the next Cultivate Event to be held in May.