26 April – 2 May 2021. Inspiring Melburnians to share, learn, and to ideate together through a diverse range of events, workshops and performances.
Melbourne Conversations: Affordable Housing (Feb 2020)
Did you know that 1 in 3 Australians spend more than 40% of their income on housing? Income inequality is on the rise. It's more and more difficult for many people to find affordable places to live. In the future, what will it take for everyone in our community to keep a roof over their head, especially our most vulnerable? Come and hear answers from architects, policy-makers and people with lived experience of housing stress. Let's keep housing in Melbourne open to all.
Speakers include Sara Savage (MC), Timmah Ball, Dr Heather Holst, Innocent Karabagega
Urban Design and Film: Building the Cities of Tomorrow
Are the cinematic cities of tomorrow two-dimensional caricatures of our culture, or thought experiments that shape and inform real world cities? Melbourne International Film Festival and Melbourne Conversations bring together a filmmaker, urban planner, researcher and technologist to discuss the bright and dark metropolises that populate our screens and our streets.
Alex Proyas is an Australian film director/writer/producer whose feature films include The Crow (1994), Garage Days (2002), I, Robot (2004), Knowing (2008) and Gods of Egypt (2016).
Professor Angela Ndalianis is Research Professor at the Swinburne University of Technology, whose research focuses on film entertainment media technologies.
Stephen Rowley is a researcher and urban planner and the author of 'Movie Towns and Sitcom Suburbs: Building Hollywood’s Ideal Communities'.
Vanessa Toholka is a technology commentator, and a producer and presenter of Byte Into IT radio show on Triple R.
Richard Haridy is a writer, film critic and broadcaster, and writes for the emerging technology news website New Atlas.