Photo: Fergus Floyd

Phase Change Forum

Sunday 31 May 2015

Participate in a lively discussion of the challenges and opportunities of global warming with invited speakers from across the fields of design, science, economics, communications, and Indigenous knowledge.

Together we will debate how we may:

  • reconceive the systems of formation – of things such as ‘chair’, ‘museum’, ‘vineyard’, ‘river valley’ and ‘society’;
  • rethink systems of production – of food, energy, mobility, habitation and culture; and
  • transform our systems of knowledge.

These considerations are necessary for envisioning life in an increasingly hot, unstable, and unpredictable world.

Speakers include:

Emma Appleton
Charles Anderson
Helga Birgden
Dylan Brady
Kirsten Bauer
Brooke Collins
Rob Gell
Professor Brendan Gleeson
Professor Gini Lee
Shelly Penn
Michael Trudgeon

Tickets, including exhibition entry and a light lunch:
Adults $20
Seniors & TWMA members $15
Pensioners & Students $10

Part of ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2015 11 April–17 May 2015, a Melbourne-wide Festival of art exhibitions, forums and talks seeking to harness the creative power of the Arts to inform, engage and inspire action on climate change. For more information:

Forum program

12pm – Brooke Collins, Welcome to Country

12.15pm – Charles Anderson, Introduction

12.30pm – Rob Gell, Opening Remarks

1pm – Light lunch provided

1.30pm – Panel Discussion
MC – Michael Trudgeon
Panellists – Shelley Penn, Stefan Preuss, Kirsten Bauer, Emma Appleton, Brendan Gleeson

3pm – Break

3.15pm – Panel Discussion
MC – Dylan Brady
Panellists – Rob Gell, Gini Lee, Brooke Collins, Helga Bir

The Story Visit
Temporarily closed for exhibition installation. Open again 3 Aug