The MoSS Story Project.

A panel discussion on responsible design and how we can prioritise equality, inclusion and sustainability.
Save The Date - 2nd May 2024 at Mettlesome HQ
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On Responsible Design | ADR+BNE Panel Event

A big question with big impact, and a conversation we’re keen to bring to the community. Strap in as we hear from four creative leaders across brand, AI, ventures for good and education as they discuss what responsible design is to them, how it’s applied and it’s impact.

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Meet the panelists:

Keisha Leon

A proud Waanyi and Kalkadoon woman and the director of Cause/Affect, a social impact creative agency, delivering meaningful and relevant communication solutions through a diverse lens, that we know has the chance of driving real change.Keisha has had a successful career in design and creative direction in both agency and client-side environments, combining her proven professional knowledge with a strong sense of social responsibility. Her next step is to better model projects and work spaces for diverse voices to better approach social impact communications.

Urusaro Rwagaju

A versatile design strategist and accomplished creative. After a career in the analytical sciences, she pivoted to social impact after helping to run an organisation focused on destigmatising mental health for BIPOC Australians as their Chief Operating Officer.Now she works as a design strategist for Mettlesome and as the creative lead for the Museum of Sticks & Stones - a groundbreaking project by Mettlesome looking to build more kind and tolerant societies. Outside of her social impact and design work, she is also an established creative under the moniker Saro Roro operating as a musician, creative producer and model.

James Gauci

CEO and founder of Ethē, an Australian AI governance platform. Ethē helps organisations establish responsible AI governance in days, not months, and is built to support international standards in AI risk, safety, and ethics management. Ethē is an all-in-one solution to achieving and maintaining compliance with ISO/IEC 42001 and Australian AI Safety Standards.James is also Managing Director and founder of Cadent, an ethical technology studio and certified social enterprise working to align technology to humanity. Cadent has delivered tech consulting and software work for the Australian Government, Queensland Government, not-for-profits, and private companies. In 2023 Cadent donated more than 50% of its profits to AI safety and standards research and development through The Gradient Institute and IEEE SSIT. James has enjoyed more than a decade in technology roles, holds a Bachelor of Psychological Science and an MBA, and is Chair of the Australian national committee of the IEEE SSIT (Society on Social Implications of Technology).

Zoe Mellick

A Lecturer in Fashion in the School of Design, Queensland University of Technology. Zoe recently completed an industry-funded PhD which looked at how people perceive Australian cotton’s sustainable value.Her research aims to extend understandings around sustainability and its value, and identify practices that can further sustainability and circularity within the industry. Zoe also has over a decade of experience in retail with Australian fashion brands and works with industry as a sustainability and impact advisor.


We will open doors at 6.30pm, for a 7pm start.Drinks and nibbles will be available, so come strike up a chat with your fellow designers to settle in.The panel and Q&A will run for approximately 1 hour, and we welcome you to hang around after to keep the discussion rolling with your peers and panelists.We look forward to meeting you all and having an informative and relaxed evening!

Getting there

The parking spaces directly in front of the studio are unable to be used, however free, on-street parking is available in the surrounding streets.The route 199 and 86 busses are located across the street for those taking public transport, and the West Village Shopping Precinct is about 850m, (12m) walk away.Please note, the Mettlesome studio space is located upstairs (accessible via stairs only).

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