A Caring City: Energy, Arts and Third Spaces: Green Institute Conference 2023

By Elissa Jenkins October 20, 2023

This recording is from The City Transformed: Urban life at the end of the world as we know it – Green Institute Conference 2023, specifically the stream entitled ‘A Caring City’ featuring “Transforming Energy Systems: caring beyond the local”, with Dr Kat Lucas-Healey and Dr Wendy Russell; “Trust Builds Better Third Spaces”, with Michael Bromage; and “Place-based Arts for more equitable cities”, with Professor Brydie-Leigh Bartleet. Facilitated by Green Institute board chair Rebecca Galdies.

Dr Kat Lucas-Healey

Dr Kat Lucas-Healey is a research fellow in the Battery Storage and Grid Integration Program at the Australian National University. In addition to research, she has worked in energy efficiency policy, built environment sustainability and project development for electric vehicle charging and renewable energy.

She brings a multi-disciplinary perspective to her work in energy social science research, and is interested in the social dimensions of the energy transition, technology trials and care ethics.

Dr Wendy Russell

Dr A. Wendy Russell is a research fellow in the Battery Storage and Grid Integration Program, Australian National University, an associate of the Centre for the Public Awareness of Science, ANU and an associate of the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance, University of Canberra.

She is an engagement practitioner and Director of Double Arrow Consulting, a business specialising in deliberative engagement. She has previously worked in government and as an academic at the University of Wollongong.

Wendy identifies as a transdisciplinary pracademic and lacks respect for boundaries.

Michael Bromage

Michael Bromage is a PhD candidate with the School of Design and Digital Media Research Centre at Queensland University of Technology. His research explores the power of the creative underground in regional cities to produce social and economic outcomes. 

He is a facilitator for creativity and innovation with an interest in creative communities and how people pursue ideas and solve problems.

He has worked across local government in roles for public venues, libraries, and award-winning media, marketing, and communications teams and was an award-winning ABC Open producer for Australia’s national broadcaster.

Professor Brydie-Leigh Bartleet

Brydie-Leigh Bartleet is a Professor and Australian Research Council Future Fellow at the Creative Arts Research Institute and Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University (Australia). She is a dynamic research leader, award-winning educator, respected community collaborator, and arts sector advocate.

Over the past 20 years, her work has advanced our understanding of the cultural, social, economic, and educational benefits of the arts in First Nations’ Communities, prisons, war affected cities, educational and industry contexts. 

Her research is known for its innovation, interdisciplinarity, and cross-sector partnerships, connecting the arts with areas as diverse as social inequality, regional development, criminology and corrections, health equity, and human rights. 


Add comment

Your comment will be revised by the site if needed.