Future Forum: Work with Katrina Sedgwick

ACMI Director Katrina Sedgwick will discuss the future of workplaces for humans and non-humans; including the origins of ACMI X, a 60-seat co-working space for selected creative enterprises designed to encourage collaboration between different creative industries. What might future workplaces look like? How will technology impact on future jobs? Why bring a co-working space into a museum? Does skill-sharing work? What are the challenges?

Katrina Sedgwick has been the Director and CEO of ACMI since early 2015. She has an extensive background as a performer, creative producer and festival director.

Future Forum: Communication with Erik Jensen

Founding editor of The Saturday Paper, Erik Jensen will discuss the pluses and minuses of digital technologies. What is the current state of traditional media with the rise of digital technologies and communications? What are the effects of digital technologies on individuals? What are the benefits of social media and digital platforms, and how can we use them to build a more positive future and collaborate together? What might the future of media and communications look like?

Erik Jensen is the founding editor of The Saturday Paper. His first book, Acute Misfortune: The Life and Death of Adam Cullen, won the Nib Prize for Literature and was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards and the Walkley Book Award.

Future Forum: Environment with Peter Singer

Philosopher Peter Singer will discuss working together for positive change. What does the future hold for our environment? What are some of the existential threats that we currently face? How can individual actions, when done together, make a difference? What might these actions be?

Peter Singer is often described as the world’s most influential living philosopher. He is known especially for his work on the ethics of our treatment of animals, for his controversial critique of the sanctity of life ethics in bioethics, and for his writing on the obligations of the affluent to aid those living in extreme poverty.

Singer has written, co-authored, edited or co-edited more than 40 books, and his works have appeared in more than 25 languages.

Future Forum: Architecture with Jacqui Alexander

Lecturer and practitioner Jacqui Alexander will discuss spaces for cohabitation. How might we live and work together more sustainably into the future? And how is the sharing economy affecting our cities and communities?

Jacqui Alexander is a lecturer in the department of architecture of Monash Art Design and Architecture (MADA), director of Alexander Sheridan Architecture and co-editor of POST Magazine. Her current PhD research investigates the impacts of the sharing economy on architecture and the city.