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Culture and science: Indigenous perspectives

Exploring the role of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures in the development of new technology.

Join our panel to explore the role of the world’s oldest living cultures in the development of new technology.

Co-curated by the City of Sydney and Monica Stevens as part of National Science Week, speakers discuss the importance of including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives in science and technology. How can knowledge held by Aboriginal peoples help shape innovation and sustainability? What will be the impact on future generations?

Our panel

Vanessa Lee
From the Yupungathi and Meriam people, Vanessa chairs the National Public Health Indigenous Leadership in Education Network. She has been instrumental in integrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander content into the health science curriculum and addressing issues in the health and wellbeing of communities.

Luke Briscoe
A proud Kuku-Yalanji man, Luke is an advocate for leadership in science, technology and digital innovation. He is co-founder of Indigilabs – a platform providing opportunities for Indigenous communities.

Michael Rome
From the Torres Strait, Michael champions indigenous excellence in digital technology. Using his fascination with Behavioural Science, he aims to make technology more accessible to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Warren Roberts
Founder of Y.A.R.N Australia, Warren’s vision is to unite Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous Australians through a series of reflective workshops.

Monica Stevens
An mBabarum woman from Cape York, Monica is an arts consultant and founding member of Bangarra Dance Theatre, now exploring choreography and technology.

A yarning circle is a dynamic safe place to talk (or not) about subjects where you can participate and contribute: ‘ways of knowing,’ ‘ways of being’ and ‘ways of doing.’ During the session, you’ll be given the opportunity to break away into yarning circle groups in order to throw questions to the presenters.

Free event. Bookings are essential as tickets are limited.



Thursday 17 August 2017 from 6pm to 7.30pm


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