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12-13 November 2020
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Dear friends,

The safety of our guests, speakers, staff and partners are of the utmost priority. Due to the potential risks involved with hosting Semi Permanent Sydney in May, we have decided to postpone Semi Permanent Sydney. We are working closely with our venue partner, Carriageworks to secure a new dates in the Future. 

You can read our full statement on COVID-19 here

As a platform designed with a global community in mind, it's of incredible importance that we play our part in curbing the spread of this virus so government and health care systems can manage it. In the immediate term, that means making a difficult (and obvious) decision to shift our event. In the short term, we're also working on ways we can keep our community active, inspired and participating with each other and the world around them.

Thank you for your support. Restless times call for restless measures. 

Team SP 


Future State: Consumption + Space

Patagonia, Virgin Galactic, Google and Hassel prepare you for what the next decade of business has in store.
Main talks hall, Thursday May 21 and Friday May 22.

Day 3: Curated by RARE

RARE take the reigns for a day of stories, case studies, panels and key business lessons with diversity at its core.
Main talks hall, Saturday May 23
More to be announced


Daniel Arsham (USA) + Hayden Cox

The New York City-based artist debuts a new collaboration with Sydney designer Hayden Cox.
Friday May 22, main talks hall.

Oana Stănescu (Romania/USA)

The architect and Harvard lecturer teaches you the responsibility of creative freedom.
Main talks hall, Thursday May 21.

Rick Ridgeway: A life with Patagonia (USA)

The climber, adventurer, and VP of Public Engagement for Patagonia tells his story.
Main talks hall, May 21

ManvsMachine (UK)

A mind-bending masterclass from the multi-dimensional creative studio.
Main talks hall, Thursday May 21

Aaron Draplin (USA)

Portland's very own teaches you how to design from the heart.
Main talks hall, Thursday May 21
More to be announced


Premium Lab: Behind the scenes of Draplin Design Co.

An extended workshop with the Portland-based graphic design icon.
Bay 20, Friday May 22, premium ticket holders.

Premium Lab: Futureminds with Joel Pearson

A neuroscientist teaches you how to unlock your consciousness and awaken creativity.
Bay 20, Thursday May 21, premium tickets

Premium: Paramount House Hotel Nights

Meet you at the Paramount.
May 21-23, Paramount House Hotel
Event packs

Event pack

Your Semi Permanent experience continues long after you've left the venue.
General or Premium packs, included with your event ticket
More to be announced

Speakers and Artists

Aaron Draplin Designer Portland, United States
Daniel Arsham Artist New York, United States
Ellie Bailey ManvsMachine London, United Kingdom
Hayden Cox Haydenshapes Surfboards, founder and surfboard designer. Los Angeles, United States
Joel Pearson Neuroscientist Sydney, Australia
Jonathan Zawada Artist & Designer Sydney, Australia
Liam Young Architect London, United Kingdom
Liz Jackson Founder, The Disabled List New York, United States
Luis Miguel Messianu Creative Chair and CEO, Alma DDB Miami, United States
Nancy Bennett Chief Creative Officer, Two Bit Circus Los Angeles, United States
Oana Stanescu Architect New York, United States
Samson Bonkeabantu Brown Artist and activist Toronto, Canada
Shannon Finnegan Artist and Activist New York, United States
Stefanie DiGianvincenzo auckland semipermanent
Stefanie DiGianvincenzo Strategic Director and Co-Founder – Rare Melbourne, Australia
Takunda Muzondiwa Poet Auckland, New Zealand
Tea Uglow ©Christopher Phillips
Tea Uglow Creative Director, Google's Creative Lab Sydney Sydney, Australia
Tom Westray Creative Director, Virgin Galactic
Xavier De Kestelier / Hassell Architect London, United Kingdom
More to be announced


May 21
May 22
May 23



Carriageworks, 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh NSW 2015


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