Refuge 2018: Pandemic
Facilitated discussion over dinner
7pm, Fri 31 Aug
$20 / $15
North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensberry St,
Gather for collective convalescence and seek refuge in the Sanatorium, as we reflect on all that we have survived so far, and ready ourselves for what lies ahead.
In this future-focused Refuge edition of Supper Club, we will sit with an indigenous futurist, an epidemiologist, an HIV activist, an AI expert, a neo-peasant, and an emergency responder to explore ethical survival, collective preparedness and potential worlds.
Come together to share a meal on the last night of Refuge. Imagine our indigenous-led futures; learn about how diseases move and spread; discuss how Artificial Intelligence can forecast pandemics; learn about on-ground epidemic response; hear first-hand about living with HIV; and hear how we can increase our community immunity.
Learn more about the Supper Club: Sanatorium hosts here.
Lizzy Sampson & Asha Bee Abraham
Hosts & Topics:
Indigenous Futurism – Maddee Clark, University of Melbourne
Prevention & Preparedness –Kylie Carville, Doherty Institute for Infection & Immunity
Herbs & Healing – Rasha Tayeh, Artist & Herbalist
HIV & Vulnerability – Susan Paxton, Living Positive
Pandemic response – Damien Moloney, Red Cross
Collective Preparedness – Patrick Jones, Artist as Family
Ethics & Disease – Bridget Pratt, University of Melbourne
AI & Outbreak Forecasting – Nic Geard, University of Melbourne
Spade to Blade
Image by – Sarah Walker