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Creative Conversations: Neighbourliness

  • Green Square Library 355 Botany Road Zetland, NSW, 2017 Australia (map)
Photo Copyright City of Sydney 2019

PACT’s resident artist Christie Woodhouse leads a creative discussion about the culture of new communities. How similar or different is the culture of the emerging Green Square community?

Get involved in the conversation to explore successful communities to explore innovations in the practice of democracy around the world. Challenge perceptions and dream up innovative solutions.

In a recent survey , 90% of respondents said they’d help their neighbours in times of need. But, only 48% believed their neighbours would help them.

Explore the reasons behind this gap and chat with the panel about deliberative democracy, urban alliances and neighbourliness. Share utopian visions of living in one of the fastest growing communities in Sydney.

An expert and researcher on urban alliances, Amanda is the founder of Get Up and Sydney Alliance. She’s currently a Senior Lecturer at Sydney University and host of the ChangeMakers podcast.

An expert and researcher on deliberative democracy, Nivek is the founder and director of Deliberatively Engaging. She’s currently undertaking a PhD at the Institute of Sustainable Futures and host of Real Democracy Now! a podcast.

Focussed on creating alternate experiences of public dialogue through performance, Christie has diverse experience facilitating creative processes with community groups. She’s currently one of PACT’s 3 resident artists, director of Socially Engaged Programs at Shopfront Arts Co-op

Date: Wednesday 20 February, 8pm to 9pm
Venue: Green Square Library 355 Botany Road, Zetland
Cost: This is a free event. Bookings recommended as places are limited. Book here.

Auslan Interpretation is available
Green Square Library is wheelchair accessible.
Please contact PACT staff if you have any Accessibility requirements 9550 2744.


Creative Conversation – Social Interaction led by Emily Dash, Wed 6 February
Creative Conversation – City Sounds led by Cheryn Frost, Wed 13 February

Creative Conversations

PACT’s Resident Artists lead a conversation about the culture of new communities in this exciting, new initiative. Creative Conversations is a series of three artist led panels that address a topical issue facing the Green Square community. The three panels are:

Creative Conversations – Social interaction led by Emily Dash, Wed 6 February
Creative Conversations – City Sounds led by Cheryn Frost, Wed 13 February
Creative Conversations – Neighbourliness led by Christie Woodhouse, Wed 20 February

Creative Conversations is produced by the City of Sydney in collaboration with PACT. This program is proudly supported by the City of Sydney.

City of Sydney
Earlier Event: February 13
Creative Conversations: City Sounds
Later Event: March 16