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Tune in each fortnight to hear thought leaders from television to politics share their future vision for their industry.

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The global pandemic has got us thinking about the future.

Join us in this new fortnightly series where we explore the cracks in our systems and how we can all make positive changes in the way we live, learn and play.

Each episode, creative thinkers will join award-winning journalist Santilla Chingaipe to discuss their brave and bold future state ideas, ranging from television to politics.

The series will be streamed live on State Library Victoria’s website and made available after each event as a video and podcast.

Thursday 26 November: The future of futures (part one)

To make real change and grow as a society, we need to expand our view of ‘the future’ from the next few years, to the next few decades.

Bridgette Engeler is a professional futurist and academic at Swinburne University; imagining and designing futures is her specialty. Her work focuses on the benefit of using foresight in design and innovation to tackle challenges dividing people, communities and systems.

She has worked on the design of VR and AR wearables for people with early-onset dementia, is a lead researcher in an initiative to develop the next generation condom, and has been exploring ways to use technology and new materials to support women’s health.

Tune in as Bridgette and our host discuss how to imagine a better distant future, and how we can create it. At the end of this episode, the audience is invited to send their questions, imaginings and provocations on Slido for Bridgette to respond to in the next episode.

More about Santilla Chingaipe

Santilla Chingaipe is a journalist and filmmaker whose work explores migration, cultural identities and politics. She is a regular contributor to The Saturday Paper, and serves as a member of the Federal Government’s Advisory Group on Australia-Africa Relations (AGAAR).

Chingaipe is the recipient of a number of awards, and was recognised by the United Nations as one of the most influential people of African descent in the world in 2019.

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