Live Futures: The Future of Work. Image by Liz Ham.
Live Futures: The Future of Work. Image by Liz Ham.

Dates & Session Times

Saturday 24 Oct - 1:00pm


Bek Conroy and Emma Webb 

LIVE FUTURES will take shape as a series of public conversations and special events that explore the role of art and artists in defining the new civic life we are entering in this year of disruption and change. The LIVE FUTURES platform celebrates the insight of artists, as thought leaders and critical players in the new social, cultural and economic paradigms that are being built or renewed in the wake of the pandemic, the protests, the social upheaval and transformation we are experiencing. 

What kind of world are we moving into? What kind of world do we want to create? And what is the role of art in getting us there? The LIVE FUTURES conversations will complement the voices of artists with those of academics, health professionals, and experts from other disciplines in order to dive deeply into the possibilities of our future world.

Moderator: Bek Conroy
Sarah Rodigari, Amrita Hepi, Emma Webb, Ben Eltham, Cecil Mariani

Presented by Performance Space. 

Curators Bek Conroy (Marrickville School of Economics) and Emma Webb (Vitalstatistix) converse with artists, social commentators and activists from Australia and the Asia-Pacific, about the transforming nature, organisation and payment of work.

Precarity, labour rights and the future of work have enormous relevance to arts workers, and side-by-side artists have much to offer in speculative, creative and strategic thinking around these critical questions for now and the future.

Presented in association with Vitalstatistix’s Bodies of Work initiative.

Duration 2 hours

This session is available to live-stream at LIVE ON-THE-LINE. Book your place here.

COVID-19; Keeping Everybody Safe
We are implementing comprehensive COVID-19 safety measures in line with current government directives, in order to create a safe and enjoyable festival experience for everyone. Please make sure you read our COVID-19 Safety steps before you join us at Carriageworks.

Respect Your Reservation
With minimum capacities in venues this year, we ask that you Respect Your Reservation and the amazing artists and creatives performing, regardless of cost. If you’re feeling unwell or can no longer join us, please let us know by 10am the day of the show so we can offer your seat to someone else. Please see our returns and exchanges policy for more details.


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