SDNOW4

PROGRAM

The program is made up of speakers, facilitators, and artists who are responding to the shifts, problem spaces, and discourses playing out across our communities – themes we've brought together as: Ethical Practice, Capable Business, Designing Designers, Subversive Design, and Future Places.

There are conference talks, break-out sessions, exhibitions, performances, and social events throughout the conference week, with space to pop in and out of the parts which are useful to you.

DAY ONE
THURSDAY 14TH

8:45 - 9:15 REGISTRATION (RMIT STOREY HALL)

9:15 - 9:30 OPENING & WELCOME TO COUNTRY

9:30 - 10:00 MATHAN RATINAM (AUS)

"Scale and scalability"

10:00 - 10:30 LARA PENIN (USA)

"Designing the invisible: a worker-centred Service Design"

10:30 - 11:00 MORNING BREAK

11:00 - 11:30 PEYUSH AGARWAL (IND)

"Influencing what matters: taking design to policy and beyond"

11:30 - 12:00 EUNICE SARI (IDN)

"Service Design across borders"

12:00 - 12:30 MELIS SENOVA (AUS)

"Ecstacis, flow and design character: how to apply the neuroscience of peak performance in design"

12:30 - 13:30 LUNCH BREAK (RMIT STOREY HALL)

13:30 - 14:00 PUPUL BISHT (IND)

"Decolonizing Futures"

14:00 - 14:30 ERINA HO (JPN)

"Using abandoned architecture of rural Japan as a trojan horse"

14:30 - 15:00 TRISTAN SCHULTZ (AUS)

"Clashing futures: Provocation"

15:00 - 15:30 AFTERNOON BREAK

15:30 - 16:00 MATIU BUSH (AUS)

"Designing less lonely communities"

16:00 - 16:30 SAMANTHA YUEN (SIN)

"Slowing down to scale design"

16:30 - 17:00 MICHAEL PENG (USA/JPN)

"Inspiring Japan"

17:00 - 21:00 BREAK-OUT DRINKS (NEARBY BARS)

DAY TWO
FRIDAY 15TH

9:30 - 10:00 BREAK-OUT ARRIVAL (MULTIPLE VENUES – SEE BELOW)

A. 10:00 - 12:30: ETHICAL PRACTICE (PAPER GIANT X DESIGN & ETHICS)

"Materializing (A Code of Ethics)"

B. 10:00 - 12:30: CAPABLE BUSINESS (MELD STUDIOS)

"Organisation Design"

C. 10:00 - 12:30: DESIGNING DESIGNERS (HUDDLE)

"What makes a designer?"

D. 10:00 - 12:30: SUBVERSIVE DESIGN (MELBOURNE SPECULATIVE FUTURES)

"Disrupt"

E. 10:00 - 12:30: FUTURE PLACES (RELATIVE CREATIVE)

"Clashing Futures: Relational Pattern Thinking"

12:30 - 13:30 LUNCH BREAK (RMIT STOREY HALL)

13:30 - 14:00 MEGHAN KELLY (AUS), JEFA GREENAWAY (AUS)

"Working with the Australian and international Indigenous Design Charters"

14:00 - 14:30 YUKI UCHIDA (JPN)

"Infrastructuring: designing for long-term regional revitalization in Japan"

14:30 - 15:00 ANNA BROWN (NZ)

"The discomfort of not knowing: exploring ethical design practice"

15:00 - 15:30 AFTERNOON BREAK

15:30 - 16:00 OPHER YOM-TOV (AUS)

"Why does the world need a Chief Design Officer?"

16:00 - 16:10 TRIA NINGSIH (IDN), ELAINE REGINA (IDN), WAI YIN TAT (HK), JORGE VELASQUEZ (COL)

"Symbiome"

16:10 - 16:30 BRIDGETTE ENGELER (AUS)

"Defamiliarising Certainty"

16:30 - 17:00 İDIL GAZIULUSOY (FIN/EU)

"Sustainability Transitions"

17:00 - 20:00 NETWORKING DRINKS (RMIT STOREY HALL)

DAY THREE
SATURDAY 16TH

9:30 - 10:00 BREAK-OUT ARRIVAL (MULTIPLE VENUES – SEE BELOW)

A. 10:00 - 12:30: ETHICAL PRACTICE (PAPER GIANT X DESIGN & ETHICS)

"Embodying (Our Ethical Practice)"

B. 10:00 - 12:30: CAPABLE BUSINESS (PORTABLE)

"Lost in Translation: Learning the language of business"

C. 10:00 - 12:30: DESIGNING DESIGNERS (RMIT)

"The Design Morning Tea (DMT)"

D. 10:00 - 12:30: SUBVERSIVE DESIGN (MELBOURNE SPECULATIVE FUTURES)

"Influence"

E. 10:00 - 12:30: FUTURE PLACES (FINDING INFINITY X ECOIMPACT)

"Self Sufficient Cities: A New Normal"

12:30 - 18:00 AFTERPARTY (THE COMMONS COLLINGWOOD)

We acknowledge the Woiwurrung and Boonwurrung people of the Kulin nation as the traditional owners of the lands on which the conference is being held, as well as traditional owners of lands on which we work across the region. We recognise that sovereignty over these lands and waters has never been ceded, and pay our respects to Elders past, present and future.

RMIT University RMIT Master of Design Futures Paper Giant Huddle Meld Studios Portable The Commons Stomping Ground Love Cans Rosenfeld Media Melbourne Speculative Futures Making Space Relative Creative Finding Infinity Ecoimpact Design & Ethics Service Design Melbourne
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