The Institute for Culture and Society hosts a range of events throughout the year from international conferences to seminars, workshops and book launches.

Upcoming Events

ICS Seminar Series

The next ICS Seminar Series will take place on Thursday 1 June with Luke Munn presenting on 'Ferocious Logics: Unmaking the Algorithm'.

Conversations for a Future/City

The Institute will hold a series of three conversations on Thursday 18 May, Thursday 25 May and Thursday 1 June at the new Parramatta City Campus. The topics will cover 'Playground Politics and the Migrant Experience Today', 'Can We Afford Not to Build Liveable Cities?' and 'Smart Cities Are a No-brainer'.

Mapping Culture Report Launch and Panel Discussion

A launch will be held on Tuesday 30 May for Mapping Culture, a report on creative spaces prepared by ICS for the City of Sydney. 

Collecting, Ordering, Governing Book Launch

This event (opens in a new window)at the Australian Museum on Wednesday 7 June will explore the relationships between anthropological fieldwork, museum collecting, and social governance in the early 20th century.

Recalibrating Culture Report Launch

A launch for the Recalibrating Culture: Production, Consumption, Policy report will be held on Saturday 10 June at Casula Powerhouse. Further details will be available shortly.

Ecocity World Summit 2017

An illustration of Melbourne with green aspects of the city displayed prominently such as parks and plants growing from buildings. The logo reads Ecocity World Summit, 12-14 July 2017, Melbourne Australia.

The Institute for Culture and Society and the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute are co-organisers of the Ecocity World Summit, 12-14 July 2017 in Melbourne.

The Ecocity World Summit series, held every two years since 1990, has developed into one of the most globally significant forums for addressing the complex challenges facing humanity in a rapidly urbanising world. The Summit will bring together a diverse mix of researchers, policy makers and citizens with a common focus on identifying and creating pathways to more sustainable, resilient and equitable cities.

Ecocity 2017 will address the unprecedented ecological, social and economic challenges – and opportunities – facing the world's cities through a focus on six major themes: climate and energy transformations; food and water security; smart cities for people; healthy and caring cities; culturally vibrant cities; governance, infrastructure 
and finance.

Knowledge/Culture/Ecologies International Conference 2017

Knowledge / Culture / Ecologies International Conference - Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile - November 15-18 2017 written over aerial view of Earth.

The Institute for Culture and Society will co-host the Knowledge/Culture/Ecologies international conference at Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile from 15–18 November 2017.

As the idea of the ecological has undergone massive renovation across numerous disciplines from geography to philosophy to science and beyond, the key aim of this conference is to explore current transformations in socioecologies and to generate knowledge practices capable of understanding their formation and complex reverberations.

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