With so much complexity in today's world, our views are often skewed by how we see issues represented through the media and other people's opinions. A...

A Fresh Perspective: Tackling Issues with Creativity

Location:

The Great Hall, Level 5, Tower Building
2007 NSW
Australia

Venue:
Vivid Ideas Exchange, University of Technology Sydney (UTS)
Price:
From: $35.00
A Fresh Perspective: Tackling Issues with Creativity
A Fresh Perspective: Tackling Issues with Creativity

Speakers

Osher Günsberg

Osher Günsberg

Osher Günsberg is an Australian media personality, best known for his hosting duties on Australian Idol and The Bachelor. He served on the board of SANE Australia as a director from
2016 – 2019 to help change attitudes about complex mental illness and was also an ambassador for children’s charity The Shepherd Centre, supporting children who are born deaf or hearing impaired.

Katherine Boydell

Katherine Boydell

Professor Katherine Boydell is the Head of the AKT (arts-based knowledge translation) Lab at the Black Dog Institute and Director of Knowledge Translation, Sydney Partnership for Health Education Research and Enterprise. Her work uses strategies which result in increased mental health literacy, decreased stigma and enhanced help seeking.

Keenan Mundine

Keenan Mundine

Co-Founder and Ambassador for Deadly Connections, Keenan is a proud First Nations man who faced difficulties in his adolescence with the justice system. Since then, he has found his passion in giving back and helping people with similar experiences; strongly committed
to create a community-led solution to the current mass incarceration and child protection crisis of First Nations people.

Michi Marosszeky

Michi Marosszeky

Cinematographer turned director, Michi Marosszeky always has her lens focused firmly on the positive - whether it be her own story confronting cancer or some burning social issue. In all of her work, Michi unflinchingly cuts to the core, but instead of fear or resentment, finds hope and gratitude. Michi created and directed highly acclaimed Woven Threads: Stories from Afar, which focuses on refugee journeys and now, Stories From Within, which explores mental health.

Event Details

With so much complexity in today's world, our views are often skewed by how we see issues represented through the media and other people's opinions.

A Fresh Perspective: Tackling Issues with Creativity showcases ways unique creative content can be utilised and delivered to start, drive and amplify social and political conversations and change society’s perceptions on global issues.

The successful release of award winning documentary series Woven Threads: Stories from Afar and Woven Threads: Stories from Within explores narrated stories on complex issues through powerful animation that breaks down debates, disputes and fears, replacing them with human empathy. Stories from Afar grapples with the plight of refugees while Stories from Within was produced in conjunction with The Black Dog Institute to give young Australians a window to share their mental health journeys.

A panel of renowned speakers reveal the thinking, research and responses behind series such as Woven Threads, highlighting innovative ways to drive maximum impact and contribute to the education, political and social agenda in Australia and around the world.

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