As part of Melbourne Knowledge Week 2016, we will present Human Habitats: High Density. The event will bring together experts in across diverse fields to converge on the Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre in Carlton.
We are excited about this event because it brings together the two sectors we work in: culture and infrastructure, and explores how they touch our lives every day and will continue to do so as the ways we live evolve.
Entry is free and so are drinks and snacks.
The venue is fully accessible.
Eight speakers might sound like a lot, but they will be delivering in PechaKucha20x20 style — 20 slides for 20 seconds each — so they will be very quick.
Our speakers are:
- Founder of Renew Australia and CEO of the new Collingwood Arts Precinct, Marcus Westbury
- Dr Andrea Sharam, a Research Fellow at the Swinburne Institute for Social Research
- Timmah Ball, is an urban planner and writer of Ballardong Noongar descent. Her writing has appeared in Inflection Journal, Right Now, Assemble Papers and Etchings Indigenous.
- Anna Burkey is Head of Arts Learning for Arts Centre Melbourne and works in the overlapping worlds of arts, storytelling and community
- Benjamin Kolaitis is the Emerging Technology Team Leader at the Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre with the Melbourne Library Service, and is also a new media artist
- Iolanthe Gabrie, writer at Hometruths Melbourne blog where she explores our collective obsession with property, and Creative Director of Ruby Slipper Consultants
- Melbourne artist, game maker, pervasive play designer, and academic Jess Kilby
- Jessica Christiansen-Franks, urban designer and landscape architect and CEO of not‑for‑profit urban design and policy consultancy CoDesign Studio.
The event is free, as are the drinks and snacks, although spaces are limited, so please book.