This Cultural Life – POSTPONED
Adelaide Town Hall - Banqueting Room
24 October, 2020


Oct 23 23:30 - Oct 24 01:30


09:00 - 11:00


05:30 -07:30


14:00 - 16:00
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Date: Saturday 24 October 2020 | Time: 2pm - 4pm ACST | Location: Adelaide town hall - Banqueting Room Humans have evolved from the same stardust, amoebas, fungi and apes into complex cultural creatures, with the capacity to look telescopically back in time to the beginnings of our universe, to consciously ponder our purpose and predict various aspects of our future. The cultural ecology of our urban habitats will define the future of our cities, in how we treat each other, our connection to place and our ways of being. Join us in conversation to explore the ecosystem of elements that shape our urban cultural life. Confirmed Speakers: Dana Shen - Ngarrindjeri Cultural Leader, Social innovator and Systems strategist Justyna Jochym - CEO Festivals Adelaide Tamara Stewart-Jones - CEO Multicultural Youth Australia Trish Hansen - Founder Urban Mind Studio Conscious Cities Festival 2020 - Being Adelaide Adelaide is built on an ancient place between pristine oceans and an ancient mountain belt. It is a unique geographical, ecological and cultural place, with strong First Nation's cultures, 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. Presented by Festivals Adelaide, the City of Adelaide, Urban Mind Studio

Founding Principal of Urban Mind and Associate Partner of the NeuroTech Institute at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute.

Trish Hansen is the Founding Principal of Urban Mind Studio. As a strategist and systems designer in the fields of health, wellbeing, arts and culture, Trish works to enrich the creative and cultural life of places, neighborhoods and cities. As a natural collaborator, complex systems thinker and regenerative practitioner, Trish has provoked, pioneered and managed social enterprises, projects, programs and quests in the tertiary adult and pediatric health, urban, arts and cultural sectors. Currently a Good Design Australia Ambassador, Board Director of the South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival as well as serving on other committees including the Good Design Australia COVID 19 Taskforce.

Ngarrindjeri Cultural Leader, Social innovator and Systems strategist

Dana is Aboriginal/Chinese and a descendant of the Ngarrindjeri people in South Australia with passion and extensive experience working with Aboriginal communities and organisations. Dana established a consultancy in 2017, bringing a unique skill set in Aboriginal cultural consultancy, mainstream service delivery and systems change with over 20 years’ experience working across the public and not for profit sectors in the areas of health, families and child protection. She commenced her career as a Youth Community Development Officer in both the Adelaide Hills and the Murray Lands and went on to work in a number of senior roles with the SA public sector.  As the Principal, Social Services, Systems & Aboriginal Policy with The Australian Centre for Social Innovation (TACSI), Dana was the Director of the Family by Family Program. Dana is currently undertaking the MSc in Systems Thinking in Practice with the Open University, United Kingdom

CEO Multicultural Youth South Australia

Ms Tamara Stewart-Jones has 10 years current leadership and service delivery experience in the human services in both mainstream and multicultural contexts. She has extensive knowledge and experience in responding to a range of social issues and problems, having worked across service areas as diverse as settlement, health, homelessness, drug and alcohol, crisis intervention and domestic violence. Ms Stewart-Jones has duel qualifications in primary health care and transpersonal counselling and her experience includes service planning, development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, sector development and capacity building, and income generation and sustainability.

She advises on multicultural issues in a range of forums to inform policy and service delivery to multicultural communities. Her stakeholder engagement includes partnerships and relationships with government Ministers, policy makers and program managers and a wide range of government and non-government service providers, schools, community groups, and private business sector organisations.

Festivals Adelaide

Justyna believes that festivals reflect the best and most optimistic version of a place. She is CEO of Festivals Adelaide (FA), the strategic peak body for South Australia's 11 major arts and cultural festivals, including Adelaide Festival, Adelaide Fringe, WOMADelaide, DreamBig Children’s Festival, SALA and others. As an industry alliance, FA works to strategically position, develop and advance the festival sector in Adelaide – South Australia. This includes destination development and aligning the impact of festivals with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Prior to this role, she worked as the Head of International Cooperation and Development at the Krakow Festival Office (Poland). From 2014 - 2018, Justyna was the Chair of the UNESCO Cities of Literature and a member of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network Steering Committee. She has been the coordinator of the Festival Cities Network (Adelaide, Edinburgh, Krakow, Montreal, and Singapore) since 2017, and she works closely with the European Festivals Association. Justyna serves on the boards of The Mill, Writers SA, Arts Industry Council, and the United Nations Association of Australia, SA Division.