The War on the Internet Forum

January 21, 2012 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Jacob Appelbaum, independent computer security researcher and hacker, will be visiting Australia soon, with one item on his schedule being a ‘War on the Internet’ event, scheduled for 21 January, 2012 at Trades Hall, Melbourne between 3pm and 5pm. Supported by the Australian Greens Party and Electronic Frontiers Australia, the event will have speakers “challenging gatekeepers and proposing alternatives to the weaponisation of cyberspace.”

Other speakers at the event include author and researcher Bernard Keane, author and researcher on whistleblowing Suelette Dreyfuss, and Australian Greens Senator Scott Ludlam.

More information here, Facebook event here

Fair Fashion Show

December 2, 2011 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

The Fair@Square fashion show showcases a variety of approaches to sustainable, ethical fashion. The mix of fair trade, recycled, organic, and handmade items is just a small selection from the growing number of labels which are proving that fashion with a conscience isn’t just about organic cotton T-shirts any more – there’s plenty to choose from for more dressy occasions too. Stay tuned for more about the inspirational labels that will feature on the catwalk.

Date: Friday 2 December, 2011
Location: BMW Edge, Federation Square
Time: 7.30pm – 9pm
Admission: $30 per ticket (Ticket includes Fashion Show & goody bag)

More details http://moralfairground.com.au/fairfashion.html

Forum with Natalie Jeremijenko

November 28, 2011 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Climate Change, Culture + Cuisine

The future of sustainable food lies in a complete rethink of how humans relate to the natural environment through collective engagement and cultural innovation.

Carbon Arts and Arena Project Space invite you  engage with New York based artist/engineer/activist Prof Natalie Jeremijenko, chef Mihir Desai and guest speakers to explore how we can use the creative potential of science, modernist cuisine and the imagination to connect food production to healthy ecologies.

Monday 28 November 2011
6.00 – 7.30 PM
Arena Project Space I 2 Kerr St Fitzroy, VIC, 3065
$10 Pay at the door I Drinks by donation

Cultivating Green Art: Ideas & Solutions For Environmental Sustainability

November 24, 2011 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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City of Melbourne, TippingPoint Australia and the Danish Arts Agency have combined to bring you some of Melbourne and Copenhagen’s most exciting cultural innovators as they discuss how they see the artists in their cities respond to the challenge of environmental sustainability. Contribute to the Café Conversations style evening and have interactive creative conversations on the issues they raise.

Speakers

  • Karen Blincoe – Graphic Designer, Environmentalist and Director International Centre for Creativity Innovation and Sustainability, Denmark
  • Miyuki Jokiranta – Journalist and Managing Director, Seven Thousand Oaks, Melbourne
  • Martin Mulligan – Director RMIT Globalism Research Centre, Melbourne
  • Katrine Vejby – Journalist and Radio Producer, Founding Festival Director of co2penhagen, Denmark

Facilitator: Angharad Wynne-Jones – Director of TippingPoint Australia, Melbourne

Date: Thursday 24 November 2011

Time: 5.00pm for 5.20 start to 7.30pm. ­ NOTE EARLY TIME

Venue: Melbourne Town Hall, Supper Room, Swanston Street, Melbourne

FREE ENTRY ­ BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTAIL. Call 0421 642012 and leave a message or visit http://www.trybooking.com/ZNO to register.

2112 Imagining the Future – Public Programs

November 30, 2010 to December 6, 2010

Stephen Haley One Second (Plastic Water Bottles 5982) 2010
Lightjet photograph 2/5, 120 x 120cm

Wednesday 30 November 5.45 – 8.30pm Kaleide Theatre RMIT Zones of the Future: Dystopia or Utopia? Screening of the Russian science fiction masterpiece Stalker (1979), directed by Andrei Tarkovsky. Includes refreshments and panel discussion featuring curator Linda Williams with guests including Philip Brophy and Kenji Yanobe.

Friday 2 December 12 – 1pm RMIT Gallery – From Organic to Atomic. Curator Linda Williams in conversation with Lyndal Osborne and Kenji Yanobe

Tuesday 6 December 12-1pm RMIT Gallery – Painting the Future. Discussion with Sam Leach and Tony Lloyd

Bookings for all events essential Tel 9925 1717

Cultivating Green Art: Ideas and solutions for environmental sustainability

Thursday November 24th at 5pm-7.30pm
Supper Room
Melbourne Town Hall
(light refreshments provided)
FREE ENTRY
Register via Trybooking http://www.trybooking.com/ZNO
or for those without internet access call 0421 642012 and leave a message
 
TippingPoint Australia and Melbourne Conversations, the City of Melbourne’s free conversation programinvite you to join with some of Melbourne and Copenhagen’s most exciting cultural innovators as they discuss how they see the artists in their cities respond to the challenge of environmental sustainability. Contribute to the Café Conversations style evening and have interactive creative conversations on the issues they raise. 
The speakers:
Miyuki Jokiranta is Founding Director of the art and sustainability festival ‘seven thousand oaks’, and is a radio maker, linguist and cultural researcher.
Martin Mulligan  is Director at RMIT Globalism Research Centre. In conducting research on the challenges facing local communities from Australia to Sri Lanka and India, he has  developed new ways of thinking about the sociology of community in the contemporary world and cultural adaptation to climate change at the level of local communities.
Katrine Vejby is Founding Festival director of co2penhagen, which began in 2010 and was powered entirely by pedal power. Prior to this she was a radio producer (BBC) and journalist.
Karen Blincoe is a graphic designer, environmentalist and educationalist. She is the founder and director of the ICIS Centre in Denmark, the recently established international centre for creativity, innovation and sustainability.  Karen is interested in human and environmental issues both professionally and privately (participating via skype).
 
facilitated by Angharad Wynne-Jones, Director of TippingPoint Australia.
 
 
Following short presentations by our 4 speakers you are invited to participate in a series of lively interactive round tables discussing questions such as:

in a world where we are required to reimagine all of our relationships what is the new role for artists?
what is the potential for relationships between artists and urban communities in rehearsing  and creating a sustainable future?
are there critical points in our cultural, social and economic systems that can be activated to enable systemic change? 
what can artists do that politicians can’t or won’t do?
how important is art and culture in motivating and activating behavior change?
This event is supported by the Danish Arts Agency and is part of a larger Danish Australian event: ‘State of Green. Join the Future. Think Denmark, Sydney and Melbourne 20-24 November 2011’.