For too long our understanding of how to build urban spaces has relied on a particular set of orthodoxies and expertise. But what does it mean to reconceive of the places where we live; how might we combine other knowledges and ideas with an appetite for change? Jess Scully (Glimpses of Utopia), Fiona Murphy (The Shape of Sound) and Alison Page (Building on Country) talk with Manisha Amin from the Centre for Inclusive Design about how we might design our way to a better, more inclusive and more sustainable way to live.

This event is Auslan interpreted.

Jess Scully (Australian)

Jess Scully

Jess Scully is an advocate for the creative economy and the role of cities in a fair future. She is the Deputy Lord Mayor of Sydney. Previously, Jess curated projects including Vivid Ideas and TEDxSydney and worked as a public art curator, policy advisor and magazine editor. Her first book, Glimpses of Utopia, is published by Pantera Press.

Fiona Murphy (Australian)

Fiona Murphy

Fiona Murphy is a Deaf poet and essayist. Her work has been published in Kill Your Darlings, Overland, The Big Issue, Griffith Review, among other publications. In 2019, she was awarded the Overland Fair Australia Essay Prize. Her memoir, The Shape of Sound, is about the corrosive power of secrets, stigma and shame.

Alison Page (Australian)

Alison Page

Alison Page is a Walbanga and Wadi Wadi woman and is an award-winning designer and film producer whose career, which began at the NSW Government Architects Office in late nineties links indigenous stories and traditional knowledge with contemporary design. She appeared for eight years as a regular panelist on the ABC TV show, The New Inventors and in 2015, was inducted into the Design Institute of Australia's Hall of Fame. She is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Technology's Design School and the founder of the National Aboriginal Design Agency.

Manisha Amin (Australian)

Manisha Amin

Dr Manisha Amin is the CEO of the Centre for Inclusive Design, a social enterprise that works with clients to create relevant, actionable and valuable inclusive design processes and strategies. Manisha has worked in the technology, government and charity sectors and is passionate about social justice and business growth. She has qualifications in Social Science, Writing, and Business, was recently on the Board of ADHD Australia and is a writer having published short stories as well as a novel Dancing to the Flute.