Activities and upcoming events
Workshops will be held to think through practical issues of housing, health, and infrastructure, but also beyond these to questions of climate change, human habitats, disadvantage, and the need to think through policy considerations from an intersectional vantage point.
Annual Policy Roundtables will be held in early 2019 and 2020, and will include key policy influencers, scholars, and industry representatives. Our inaugural policy roundtable, in January 2019, will focus on water policies.
A collaborative symposium and exhibition, held in partnership with the critical art collective, Snack Syndicate. October 6-7 at Artspace, Woolloomooloo.
Infrastructural Inequalities is a two-day public program that will bring together researchers and practitioners from a diverse range of disciplinary backgrounds for collaborative dialogue and exchange around infrastructure – its forms, distributions and potentials. A joint project between the critical art collective Snack Syndicate and the Housing for Health Incubator at the University of Sydney, the event will be organised around two key themes that intersect and overlap: ‘Living Infrastructures’ which will explore pre-invasion infrastructures, architecture and design, bureaucracy and waste; and ‘Data Infrastructures’ which will examine prediction, data collection and curation, logistics, data mining, and surveillance.
The event will ask: In what ways do infrastructures produce unequal distributions of access to the resources necessary for living? What conceptual, material, and political challenges impede more just distributions? And, how can we respond to and intervene in states of infrastructural inequality?
Infrastructural Inequalities will feature contributions from: Dean Cross, Keg De Souza, Jack Green, Gay Hawkins, Karrabing Film Collective, Kirsty Howey, Monica Monin, Michael Mossman, Lorna Monro, Anna Munster, Joseph Pugliese, Michael Richardson, Joel Sherwood-Spring, Uncle Jimmy Smith, Kynan Tan, Paul Torzillo, Marian Tubbs, Eve Vincent, and more.
Update on the Housing for Health Research Incubator
Associate Professor Tess Lea, The University of Sydney, presented an update on the Housing for Health Incubator partnership with Healthabitat, at Redfern Community Centre.
See the Festival of Urbanism website for more details.
A major international event will be hosted at the University of Sydney in 2020. Further details will be provided as they become available.