Jess Scully

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Jess Scully

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Xanadu: The City of 2050 is a Pleasure Garden

WED, OCT 18, 2:30 PM
Conference
The city of 2050 is emphatically not a place of work: it is a place of play. A place to relax, to enjoy, to explore and to spend. Yes, we may still commute there for work as needed - when the team needs to get together to ‘con-spire’. The rest of the time, our urban cores offer themselves as centres of pure enjoyment. How can we rethink urban living and turn our cities into pleasure gardens? Our amazing panellists each take us on their own ‘walking tour’ of this city of 2050, a Garden of Earthly Delights, where people are instinctively drawn for almost the precise opposite of any of the reasons they visit cities today. We invite the audience to contribute their own designs and imaginations for our city of 2050 - because a shared delight is better than a secret one.
We acknowledge the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation as the Traditional Custodians of this land we now call Sydney, where this event will take place. We pay our respects to their continuing connection with cultural, spiritual and educational practices, and extend this respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. Always was, always will be.
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