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All Hands on Deck 2023 – A Cross-Disciplinary Symposium

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All Hands on Deck Symposium 2023


19-21 July 2023

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Connecting scholars, thinkers and makers across disciplines, occupations and geographical boundaries, to address urgent questions related to the interrelationship between labour, skill and technical knowledge, within the shifting landscape of work and climate change.


Dr Jesse Adams Stein, Senior Lecturer & ARC DECRA Fellow, School of Design, UTS
Dr Chantel Carr, ARC DECRA Fellow, School of Geography and Sustainable Communities, University of Wollongong

Keynote Speakers

Anthropologist Emeritus Professor Tim Ingold (University of Aberdeen)
Design scholar Prof Dr Alice Twemlow (Royal Academy of Art, The Hague [KABK] & University of Amsterdam)

See also: the full list of Speakers' Biographies and Abstracts.


This is largely an in-person event (with some flexibility built in, because the world is unpredictable). In addition to the in-person sessions, there are dedicated "zoom-only" online sessions in the evening, to include international participants who are not travelling. Many sessions will be audio recorded, and some sessions will be graphically recorded by Sam Wallman

Please refer to the Symposium schedule for specific start times and room locations. 


UTS Building 8 (14/28 Ultimo Rd Ultimo). This building has many names – the UTS Business School, the Chau Chak Wing Building, the "Gehry Building", and the "crumpled paper bag".


Through this Humanitix page you will be able to book different types of tickets, for instance:

  • Symposium 3-Day ticket (in-person attendance)
  • Symposium single day tickets (for Wed 19th, Thur 20th or Fri 21st July) (in-person attendance)
  • Repair on the Move Participatory Workshop run by Tristan Schultz & Bec Barnett (Relative Creative) (Thur 20th July, 1:30pm-3pm) (in-person attendance)
  • Online-only evening session, Local Sustainable Production and Repair (Wed 19th July, 8pm) on Zoom
  • Online-only Tim Ingold Keynote (Thur 20th July, 5:30pm) on Zoom (this will also be projected live at the event)
  • Closing Reception (Fri 21st July, 5:15pm at The Loft, UTS)

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This event will be catered, which means if you register, please do come! We don't want to waste food. 


The event is funded by Dr Jesse Adams Stein’s Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Research Award (DE210100158), the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), and the Australian Centre for Culture, Environment, Society & Space (ACCESS) at the University of Wollongong.

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