I am an academic and writer living in Melbourne. I love to travel and I also love writing about all the things Melbourne, regional Victoria and other parts of Australia have to offer.
How to Change Melbourne?
Creative thinking, innovation, conversations, new ideas, all these make a city smart. Melbourne is one of those cities and now you can be part of the exciting Melbourne Knowledge Week to hear and take part in many activities, talks, exhibitions, games, performances and other fun as well as inspiring activities focused on sustainability, technology, health and innovation.
The main theme of this week-long festival is how to live a better, more sustainable life in the future - near and far. The futuristic, blue Festival Hub at the North Melbourne Meat Market is where it will all happen, including the Opening Night event, Duet Live with Tim Shiel, The Minefield live broadcast featuring Waleed Aly and Scott Stephens, and the Keynote Address by Raina Kumra. At other events during the week, you can have your say about the future of democracy, explore how to make the city of Melbourne more liveable for all, speculate on Melbourne in 2050, or expand your mind with a day of discovery for children and the young at heart.
For all the foodies out there, Hub Restaurant is back, offering four exclusive dinner experiences: a sustainable seafood showcase, a speculative futures feast, a meal made entirely of invasive species, and dinner with Aboriginal novelist Bruce Pascoe whose book, Dark Emu, should be compulsory reading for all Australians.
If you want to know 'How can a pickled cucumber shape the future of workers' this will be answered, or at least discussed! Innovative exhibits and workshops such as a virtual version of Melbourne in the Melbourne City DNA exhibit and installations such as ConseQuest, a 'so, what if' game will appeal to all but especially all the young, budding software and innovation enthusiasts.
The full Hub program can be accessed here. Many events are selling out quickly, so be quick.