What privilege panel – Notice, disrupt and reframe supremacy thinking

1pm - 1.50pm | Saturday 14 July

We are all players in a complex, global game of power and privilege. We all know the game. The rules are rigged. This session explores colonial mindsets, risk adversity, Treaty and power dynamics in disability arts, to equitably create a world we all want to live in.


Housing 3.0

2pm - 2.50pm | Saturday 14 July

Could there ever be such a thing as citizen-led housing? What would that mean for cities? Would we become the developers, the builders, the landlords as well as the tenants? Could we develop truly inclusive models of collaborative governance in group housing, and will this be the way of the future?


Jesus wasn’t white

4pm - 4.50pm | Saturday 14 July

. . . a photo of Jesus hung on my bedroom wall. In this picture, Jesus looks kind and gentle; he gazes down at me lovingly. He is also light-haired, blue-eyed, and very white. The problem is, Jesus was not white.’ Rev'd Whitaker, The Conversation


Images of ageing

11.30am - 12.20pm | Sunday 15 July

How do images of ageing make us feel about ourselves and others? Are we telling our own narrative well – through television, film, advertising, fashion – or are we failing? Or are we simply ignoring it altogether?


The art of nature

4pm - 4.50pm | Sunday 15 July

As we career headlong through the anthropocene period where human activity leaves its indelible, and often destructive, trace on the planet, we ask: how do artists respond to this? Hear three wonderfully diverse speakers, including artists, discussing their own practices and perspectives on nature.


AI and social interaction

10.30am - 11.20am | Sunday 15 July

Let’s challenge what you think you know about being human. When we manage AI as a social enabler, it offers an unprecedented capacity to connect with others. How can we use AI to minimise the growing i-generation trends of decreasing direct interaction, and increasing rates of depression, isolation and suicide?


AICSA Forum – A life in the arts: for love or money?

12pm - 1.30pm | Friday 13 July

If artists are true entrepreneurs, finding opportunities and securing investment and an audience for their work, why aren’t they valued more in our society? How can they build successful careers, become financially sustainable and be recognised for their contribution? Are artists pursuing their craft for love or for money?


Are animals people or possessions?

3pm - 3.50pm | Sunday 15 July

The relationship between humans and animals has always been ambivalent. Often seen as companions, animals have at the same time been instrumentalised as beasts of burden and sources of food. Join our panel as they consider the evolving legal and social status of animals, from the French Revolution to the wars of the twentieth century.


When a stranger calls

10.30am - 11.20am | Saturday 14 July

There are plenty among us who fear the notion of welcoming a stranger, an asylum seeker or a refugee. But after decades of immigration, how do we know who is from here and who is not? And does simply being born an Australian truly make you one?


Autonomous vehicles

1pm - 1.50pm | Sunday 15 July

Once existing only in science fiction, driverless cars are now a reality and here to stay. What does this mean for our future mobility? And how are we going to shape our lives, industries, cities and neighbourhoods to accommodate them?