26. November 2019 - 12:00 till 14:00
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Collaboration in action: Temporality, time and rhythm | UNSW Sydney | Tuesday, 26. November 2019

Today's complex global problems will not be solved by an individual, no matter how brilliant.
Collaboration is essential to research if we are going to solve these grand challenges. But even with the best minds in the room, many things can get in the way. 
Have you ever thought about how questions of time might affect collaboration?
There is a rhythm and pace to collaboration. And those collaborating may proceed at many, divergent rhythms and paces. People are often oriented towards different time horizons. Some may be bound up in a particular past, while others vault towards a certain future. 
Join us to explore:

How differently paced people can work well together? 
What short-termism may do to collaborative possibilities? 
Whether collaboration is inherently hopeful, or whether it is possible to pursue collaboration with scepticism towards the future, or even in despair?


Professor Dorottya Fabian, UNSW - Dorottya is A/Dean Research Training in the School of Arts and Media. She is interested in how performance style and expressive vocabulary changes over time and explore aesthetics questions both empirically through experiments and measurements as well as philosophically using interdisciplinary approaches and cross cultural investigations. 

Professor Ben Newell, UNSW - Ben is Dep HOS in the School of Psychology.  His research focusses on the cognitive processes underlying judgment, choice and decision making and the application of this knowledge to environmental, medical, financial and forensic contexts. He is a member of the inaugural Academic Advisory Panel of the Behavioural Economics Team of the Australian Government striving to put human behaviour at the heart of government policy.

Ralph Ashton, Australian Futures Project - Ralph is the Executive Director of the Australian Futures Project, a non-partisan, non-profit organisation with a mission to end short-termism in Australia, including in politics, policy-making, and the media. Before founding the Australian Futures Project in 2012, Ralph spent a decade leading international public policy initiatives, working closely on every continent with governments, the United Nations, the World Bank, business, academia and non-profits.