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Perspectives Exhibition

Collective Futures

The Perspectives exhibition unpacks and shares processes and research to better understand the formation of design ideas. It provides an opportunity to question and discuss pertinent issues and produce new knowledge. The exhibition includes an engaging series of conversations structured around 4 core themes: Indigenous Futures, Cultural Vocabularies, Intersectional Gender Equity and Sustainable Modalities.


The Nukakurra Cultural Story Place – lmmersive Experiences of Country

20 May, 2023 — 11:00am to 12:30pm

Part of a pilot project called Getting Back on Country that undertakes design-based research in connection with the digitisation of Olkola cultural archives and sig­nificant sites. This project innovatively transcends dis­ciplinary expertise to provide significant social, cultural and economic benefits for Olkola People as identified by Olkola People, exemplifying a collaboration process that supports Indigenous self-determination on Country.

Indigenous Futures

20 May, 2023 — 3:00pm to 4:30pm

In Indigenous cultures, society sits within the ecosystem of the natural world, serving as stewards and custodians to lands, territories and resources as opposed to western models of extraction. Indigenous perspectives will be a vital part of rethinking how the world we live in can be more sustainable and equitable.

Cultural Vocabularies

27 May, 2023 — 2:00pm to 3:30pm

The challenges of the 21st century will require a more inclusive collaborative approach, one which recognises the value of the knowledge systems and cultural practices of diverse communities. The perspectives of the Global South and its diasporas will be a vital part of rethinking how the world we live in can be more sustainable and equitable.

IntersectionaI Gender Equity

28 May, 2023 — 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Gender inequity is compounded by factors such as age, ethnicity, geography, sexuality, disability and socio­ economics. Embracing the diverse experiences that come with intersectionality will be critical in building more inclusive, safer and healthier communities.

Sustainable Modalities

28 May, 2023 — 4:00pm to 5:30pm

We have obligations to ensure we engage with processes of restoration for a renewed relationship with the planet and each other. As we continue to make design decisions that minimise waste through circular economies, we are also focused on the social health of communities and their longevity through equity and inclusion.

About Collective Futures

Collective Futures is a community of entrepreneurs, practitioners, and inventors with the aim of increasing representation, closing the wealth and income gap, providing mentorship, fostering dialogue, and driving progress towards a more inclusive and equitable society.

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