Season 2: Drawing People Together

January 15, 2024

Welcome to the second season of Drawing People Together, the next iteration in the podcast from Populous, where we’ll bring you insights, expertise and ideas from the people at the forefront of global venue and event design.

This season, join Charlie Brooks where he’ll introduce our colleagues from around the globe for deep dive discussions into the big issues and innovations that are shaping the design of large scale venues and events, from elite training facilities and designing for inclusivity to event overlay, interior design, designing for atmosphere and digital innovations. If you missed the first season episodes, check out Season 1 here.

Available below and on all popular streaming platforms

Host: Charlie Brooks

Guests: Brayden Goodwin, Scott Gibson, Charlie Fordham

With global clients requesting more mixed-use spaces in their elite training facilities, we explore how design is pushing the boundaries within the industry. Facilities are now delivering a design-for-all approach and sit at the intersection of elite training, mental and physical wellness, education, data and technology.

Listen out for:
[1.32] The E.23 Elite Training Summit uncovered key learnings and trends in global challenges
[3.42] Data and technology in elite training facilities
[5.12] Planning elite training facilities for multi-sport spaces
[7.28] Funding the facilities with the level of investment for the right level of performance training  
[8.25] Designing for longevity that stands the test of time
[10.48] Equitable design with Men’s, Women’s and youth
[12.31] Performance and training needs in Esports
[13.25] Future trends in recovery in psychological, biological and social
[14.45] The creation of non-stop content for media
[16.39] The progression of technology and what will drive the future


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