Re_ Festival / Day 2

As we navigate beyond the initial emergency phase of COVID-19, so many things are true.

It will be true that we will need to react, rescue and provide relief for one another, as well as make and take space for rest, recovery, and repair. There will be a desire for retreat, recuperation, opportunity for reflection, and a role for reorganising, repurposing and redesign. We will need to fight for a reframing, reimagination of bold futures, and a resistance against injustice and damaging practices of all kinds. We must fiercely remember those who are no longer with us, and rebuild our homes, our communities and our hearts. We must respect the wisdom of those who came before us, and take responsibility for our own role as ancestors to future generations.

For all of us, our responses, emotions and phases of being, processing and doing will come at different times, in different ways, and will shift, change, swell and shrink across months, weeks, days, even minutes, but all of these multiple dimensions in ourselves, and across all of shared paradigms, are true. There will be millions of nuanced yet connected realities. There will be patterns of experience, but no two will be precisely the same, so no one definition, story or kind of support will be more relevant, nor matter more, than another, even though we will continuously be manipulated and divided into believing that. Many will tell us that there is one ideology of solution, only one way or one route to the future, or that coronavirus didn’t discriminate, yet we know this to be falsely reductionist. Many will feel useless, as if their contribution perhaps no longer matters, when it matters more than ever.

We believe there is real hope for a brighter collective future, but it can’t be decided by a few people through a few frames. Through an online festival of activity, creative commissions, open call, working cohort, and site-specific projects, Department of Dreams will be opening up Re_ throughout June for many people to share, participate and put to use in their places. We’d love to invite you to explore this activity, to connect and design and participate, and interpret this plural framing in your own ways.

Across 6 days we will explore multiple realities and futures together through a many and varied collection of talks, conversations, workshops and creative interventions of all kinds. Full schedule and more details to follow.

Register for Part I (Wednesday—Friday) here via Hopin.

You can also register for Part II (Saturday—Monday) here.

Hourly Schedule

Thursday 18 June

10:00 - 11:00
Penny Hagen + Angie Tangaere
Talk
Speakers:
Angie Tangaere, Penny Hagen
11:00 - 12:00
Calling For A More Than Human Politics
Talk
Speakers:
Anab Jain
12:00 - 13:30
Glimmers: Making new ways to gather
Workshop
Speakers:
Gill Wildman, Rachel Coldicutt
13:00 - 14:15
Sway: Unravelling Unconscious Bias
In Conversation
Speakers:
Dr Pragya Agarwal, Joy Warmington
14:30 - 15:45
Health Justice + Resilience
In Conversation
Speakers:
Araceli Camargo
16:00 - 17:15
Derek Bardowell
In Conversation
Speakers:
Derek A. Bardowell
16:30 - 18:00
Calling in the Long Term Future
Workshop
Speakers:
Bea Karol Burks, Ella Saltmarshe
18:00 - 19:00
Working From Where You Are
Talk
Speakers:
Bianca Wylie
19:00 - 20:30
Visions for the Future: Short Films
Screening
Speakers:
Aliyah Hasinah
Angie Tangaere
Angie Tangaere
Social Intrapreneur, The Southern Initiative
Angie was born in Papakura and raised in South Auckland with a whakapapa to Ngāti Porou on her father’s side and Pākeha from Taranaki on her mother’s side. As a social intrapreneur at TSI Angie combines her experience with government agencies, community and whānau to develop and co-design whānau-led programmes, disrupting ineffective ‘business as usual’ systems. Angie co-leads the Tamariki (Child) Wellbeing initiatives at TSI, prototyping and experimenting with approaches that bring together neuroscience in early child development and toxic stress, co-design and indigenous knowledge. Central to this is TSI’s whānau-centred co-design practice: a culturally grounded values-based approach, underpinned by kaupapa Māori research principles. Families lead the co-design process, developing insights and prototypes in response to the issues they identify as important. The approach disrupts traditional service-led, expertise-led responses to social challenges, resulting in new capability and capacity and alternative community-led models.
Penny Hagen
Penny Hagen
Director at the Auckland Co-design Lab
Penny assists organisations and teams to apply participatory and developmental approaches to the design and implementation of strategy, programs, policies and services with a social outcomes focus. Penny’s work sits at the intersection of design, wellbeing, and systems change. She has worked across Australia and New Zealand supporting public, community and social sector teams working on complex and social health and social issues and responses with their communities. She is currently Director at the Auckland Co-design Lab, helping to build co-design and social innovation capacity across the public service.
Anab Jain
Anab Jain
Co-founder of Superflux
Superflux creates worlds, stories, and tools that provoke and inspire us to engage with the precarity of our rapidly changing world. Founded by Anab Jain and Jon Ardern the studio’s early work brought speculative design approaches to new audiences, working for some of the world’s biggest like Microsoft Research, Sony, Samsung and Nokia, and exhibiting work at MoMA New York, the National Museum of China, and the V&A in London. Over the years, the studio has gained critical acclaim for producing work that navigates the entangled wilderness of our technology, politics, culture, and environment to imagine new ways of seeing, being, and acting. The studio’s partners and clients continue to grow and include International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent, Government of UAE, Innovate UK, Cabinet Office UK, UNDP, Future Cities Catapult, and Forum for the Future.
Gill Wildman
Gill Wildman
Strategic Designer
Gill Wildman is Business Development Advisor for Watershed in Bristol and the South West Creative Technology Network. Her background is as a strategic designer who has been working on innovation initiatives with corporates for over 20 years, and also through her agency Plot. Her work involves designing innovation labs and other forms of engagements to help them to work more effectively across the business, or exploring the affordances of new technologies. Her side project, Upstarter, is an incubation service for social and creative micro-businesses, which works in unconventional places with underserved audiences. Her purpose is to explore more collaborative, more humane, more participatory ways of both making new products or services and doing business. Past clients include BBC, Facebook, Microsoft, Oculus, and many tiny startups in the UK, EU and the US.
Rachel Coldicutt
Rachel Coldicutt
Technology Strategist
Rachel Coldicutt is an expert on the social impact of new and emerging technologies. She was previously CEO of responsible technology think tank Doteveryone, where she led a ground-breaking programme researching how technology is changing society, and developed practical tools for responsible innovation. Prior to that, Rachel spent almost 20 years working at the cutting edge of new technology for companies including the BBC, Microsoft, BT, and Channel 4, and was a pioneer in the digital art world. Rachel is an influential voice on the UK technology scene, and is an advisor, board member and trustee for a number of companies and charities, including Guy’s and St Thomas’s Charitable Trust and Battersea Arts Centre. She was awarded an OBE for services to digital society in 2019, and has been recognised by Computer Weekly as one of the 50 most influential people in the UK technology industry. She is currently writing a book about the impact of climate crisis and the fourth industrial revolution on gender equality.
Dr Pragya Agarwal
Dr Pragya Agarwal
Behavioural + Data Scientist + Journalist
Dr Pragya Agarwal is a behavioural and data scientist, and a freelance journalist. She is a winner of Diverse Wisdom award from Hay House, was named as one of the 100 influential women in social enterprise in the UK, and one of 50 people creating change in the UK-India corridor on the High and Mighty list. Pragya has appeared on several international podcasts, radio and television channels, such as BBC Woman's Hour, BBC Breakfast, Australian Broadcasting Service, and Canadian Radio. She organised the first ever TEDxWoman event in the north of the country, and has a podcast called 'Outside the Boxes'. www.drpragyaagarwal.co.uk
Joy Warmington
Joy Warmington
CEO of brap
JOY WARMINGTON, PhD, MSc, Cert Ed As CEO of brap, Joy is also engaged in the development of many of our training and development programmes. For example, she developed new programmes such as Let’s Talk About Race (which helps people overcome some of the paralysis that emerges from fear of ‘race’), and Inclusive Recruitment (a programme that focusses on how bias can interrupt efforts for a fairer recruitment process). Joy’s area of expertise is leadership and organisational development and she applies this lens to the work that brap does with boards and leadership teams. Her expertise has been sought after and recognised on numerous occasions by the Department of Health, Cabinet Office, Department of Education, and Care Quality Commission, to name a few. Joy has a PhD from Middlesex University, an MSC in Organisational Development and Learning, a Certificate in Education PGCE, a Postgraduate Diploma in Multicultural Education, a Certificate in Process Work (from the Deep Democracy Institute, Oregon) and is accredited to deliver, interpret and coach against the implicit bias test (unconscious bias). As a qualified teacher with years of experience, Joy knows how to design and deliver learning in ways that are innovative, fun and effective. She also has qualifications in coaching, leadership and mediation.
Araceli Camargo
Araceli Camargo
Director of Centric Lab
Araceli Camargo is of Indigenous American decent and a cognitive neuroscientist. She is currently the co-founder of The Centric lab, which is a neuroscience lab focusing on understanding how the built environment presents a risks for certain health issues such as depression, anxiety, obesity, or PTSD. Araceli holds an MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience from King’s College London, where she focused on Autism. Her goal is to make habitats that are healthy to provide people with a high quality of life and dignity.
Derek A. Bardowell
Derek A. Bardowell
Writer + Philanthropy Adviser
Derek A. Bardowell is a writer, philanthropy adviser, and former director of programmes at the Stephen Lawrence Trust and Laureus Sport for Good. He has contributed to The Times, The Source, BBC World Service, and Time Out. Derek has also directed funding portfolios for Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and the National Lottery Community Fund, among others, where he managed the distribution of over £150 million to good causes in 34 countries. Derek currently hosts the podcast Just Cause, exploring the intersections of race, culture, and social justice. His first book, No Win Race, was a Sunday Times and Financial Times Book of the Year and longlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award in 2019, and recently shortlisted for Non-Fiction Book of the Year at the Indie Book Awards. Derek is a Trustee of Thirty Percy Foundation.
Bea Karol Burks
Bea Karol Burks
Director for Explorations, NESTA
Bea brings a passion for learning, collaboration and plurality to her work across journalism, policy and design. She kicked off Citizens Advice’s pioneering digital work, set up a social design studio at Good Things Foundation and most recently has led Explorations at the innovation foundation Nesta. She invests her energy in people and creative ways to expose entrenched hierarchies.
Ella Saltmarshe
Ella Saltmarshe
Co-Founder, The Long Time Project
Ella Saltmarshe is a co-founder of The Long Time Project. Her work sits at the intersection of culture, narrative and systems change. She’s founded organisations and initiatives like The Point People, The Comms Lab, Uncertain Times, ItsOurTime, SHEvotes and Time to Vote. Her writing for stage and screen is represented by The Agency. She fascinated by the intersection between fiction and futures, see this recent film she wrote for the Guardian. Ella’s writing on culture and social change has been published in The Guardian, BBC, The Financial Times, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Wired, Monocle & Creative Review.
Bianca Wylie
Bianca Wylie
Co-founder of Digital Public
Bianca is an open government advocate with a dual background in technology and public engagement.  She is the co-founder of Digital Public, a co-founder of Tech Reset Canada and is a Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation. She worked for several years in the tech sector in operations, infrastructure, corporate training, and product management, most recently at Thomson Reuters. As a facilitator at Swerhun Inc., she designed, delivered and supported public consultation processes for various governments and government agencies. In 2014, Bianca founded the Open Data Institute Toronto.  She is a columnist, guest lecturer, and speaker on open government and public sector technology policy and a member of the Toronto Public Library’s Innovation Council.
Aliyah Hasinah
Aliyah Hasinah
Writer, Curator + Filmmaker
Aliyah Hasinah is a writer, curator and filmmaker whose work centres decoloniality and exploring the nuances of black communities. She is also Partnerships and Relationships Manager at Maia Group & a producer for Heaux Noire.

Date

Jun 18 2020
Expired!

Time

9:30 am - 8:30 pm

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