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Collaboration in action: Temporality, time and rhythm

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UNSW Sydney

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Basement level, SEB, map ref E8

Sydney, NSW 2052

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Today's complex global problems will not be solved by an individual, no matter how brilliant.

Collaboration is essential to research if we are going to solve these grand challenges. But even with the best minds in the room, many things can get in the way.

Have you ever thought about how questions of time might affect collaboration?

There is a rhythm and pace to collaboration. And those collaborating may proceed at many, divergent rhythms and paces. People are often oriented towards different time horizons. Some may be bound up in a particular past, while others vault towards a certain future.

Join us to explore:

  • How differently paced people can work well together?
  • What short-termism may do to collaborative possibilities?
  • Whether collaboration is inherently hopeful, or whether it is possible to pursue collaboration with scepticism towards the future, or even in despair?


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Professor Dorottya Fabian, UNSW - Dorottya is A/Dean Research Training in the School of Arts and Media. She is interested in how performance style and expressive vocabulary changes over time and explore aesthetics questions both empirically through experiments and measurements as well as philosophically using interdisciplinary approaches and cross cultural investigations.


Professor Ben Newell, UNSW - Ben is Deputy HOS in the School of Psychology. His research focusses on the cognitive processes underlying judgment, choice and decision making and the application of this knowledge to environmental, medical, financial and forensic contexts. He is a member of the inaugural Academic Advisory Panel of the Behavioural Economics Team of the Australian Government striving to put human behaviour at the heart of government policy.


Chloë Spackman, Australian Futures Project - Chloë is the Director of Programs at the Australian Futures Project, a non-partisan, non-profit organisation with a mission to end short-termism in Australia, including in politics, policy-making, and the media. Chloë will draw on her rich experience working with government and politicians to offer insights into how to maximise those relationships for mutual benefit.

(Ralph Ashton from the Australian Futures Project is no longer able to speak at the event, but we are thrilled to welcome Chloë to the line up.)





This is the third in an ongoing series of collaboration masterclasses.

Masterclass 1: Collaboration in Action. Featuring Dom Price, Work Futurist for Atlassian.

12pm - 2pm, 28 August. Missed it? Catch the highlights, or watch whole masterclass now.

Masterclass 2: Languages. Stop language getting in the way of effective collaboration.

12pm - 2pm, 28 October. Learn more and register.

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UNSW Sydney

CPL (Creative Practice Lab)

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Sydney, NSW 2052

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