Conscious Adelaide

Conscious Adelaide

Adelaide is built on an ancient place, on the plains between pristine oceans and an ancient mountain belt. It is a unique geographical, ecological and cultural place, that has been to home Kaurna people for many thousands of years, as one of humanity's longest living cultures. It has a thriving arts and cultural festivals and great universities - all surrounded by parkland, pristine coastline and productive food and wine regions.

As part of Global Conscious Cities Festival, Conscious Adelaide will focus on bringing the voice of young people to conversations about the identity, mood, mindsets and meanings of the place, in a festival of questions and conversations about what it means ‘to be’ Adelaide, now and into the future.

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All cities have a vibe; the intangible moods, mindsets, and meanings of the place, that emerge from the connections and interactions people have with each other, the urban landscape and the natural environment.

It shapes everything; how we treat each other, interact, and collaborate, how we govern, what we tolerate and protect, grow, design, build, destroy, mine and manufacture, what is celebrated and what is grieved. It defines what really matters and our urban identity.

These elements in turn shape the tangible and intangible ecosystems; the intentions and strategies, structures, policies and processes that influence all else - the quality of air, water and food, the design of built environment, public spaces, green infrastructure, the ecosystems and natural environment as well as the cultural life – which in turn impact the moods, the mindsets and the meanings of the place– and so it goes on.

It is complex, interconnected and constantly changing. More than the sum of parts, it is a dynamic ecosystem that emerges from the relationships and interactions between the people, the place and nature.

As part of Global Conscious Cities Festival, Conscious Adelaide will focus on bringing the voice of young people to conversations about the identity, mood, mindsets and meanings of the place, in a festival of questions and conversations about what it means ‘to be’ Adelaide, now and into the future.

Global Conscious Cities Festival 2020 partners include: Urban Mind Studio, the Commissioner for Children and Young People, MOD (Museum of Discovery) at the University of South Australia, World Economic Forum Global Shapers Adelaide, Committee for Adelaide, Institute of Landscape Architects South Australia, Commission for the Future, the NeuroTech Institute at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) and SouthStart.

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All cities have a vibe; the intangible moods, mindsets, and meanings of the place, that emerge from the connections and interactions people have with each other, the urban landscape and the natural environment.

It shapes everything; how we treat each other, interact, and collaborate, how we govern, what we tolerate and protect, grow, design, build, destroy, mine and manufacture, what is celebrated and what is grieved. It defines what really matters and our urban identity.

These elements in turn shape the tangible and intangible ecosystems; the intentions and strategies, structures, policies and processes that influence all else - the quality of air, water and food, the design of built environment, public spaces, green infrastructure, the ecosystems and natural environment as well as the cultural life – which in turn impact the moods, the mindsets and the meanings of the place– and so it goes on.

It is complex, interconnected and constantly changing. More than the sum of parts, it is a dynamic ecosystem that emerges from the relationships and interactions between the people, the place and nature.

As part of Global Conscious Cities Festival, Conscious Adelaide will focus on bringing the voice of young people to conversations about the identity, mood, mindsets and meanings of the place, in a festival of questions and conversations about what it means ‘to be’ Adelaide, now and into the future.

Global Conscious Cities Festival 2020 partners include: Urban Mind Studio, the Commissioner for Children and Young People, MOD (Museum of Discovery) at the University of South Australia, World Economic Forum Global Shapers Adelaide, Committee for Adelaide, Institute of Landscape Architects South Australia, Commission for the Future, the NeuroTech Institute at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) and SouthStart.

Dr Fiona Kerr
Dana Shen
Damian Creaser
Justyna Jochym
Alex Bruhn
(Uncle) Lewis Yerloburka O’Brien and Michael O’Brien
Jodie van Deventer
Helen Connolly
Trish Hansen

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