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It's only human to want to fit in. To hide what makes you unusual. To change the way you think and act, in favor of how the majority behaves. But when we bury what makes us different, we limit what we can create as a group. Because true creativity and innovation aren't possible without diversity of perspective and experience within a team. Homogenous departments get too predictable outcomes. Diverse departments bring something fresh and new to the fore.

Across two thought-provoking panels, at this year's Semi Permanent festival, Rare talents from around the world share how embracing their difference and staying true to themselves helped them reach their fullest creative potential.

Panels - on the Semi Permanent stage

YOUR DIFFERENCE IS YOUR SUPERPOWER
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It's only human to want to fit in. To hide what makes you unusual. To change the way you think and act, in favor of how the majority behaves. But when we bury what makes us different, we limit our ability to evolve – as an individual, and as a society. 

Here, four heavy-hitting Rare talents share how they defied conformity, embraced their difference, and changed the world.

Featuring panelists:
Keala Kennelly, World Champion Pro-Surfer
Oliver Percovich, Skateboarder and Founder, Skateistan
Alma Har’el, Music Video Director, and Founder, Free The Bid
Michael Gough, VP Design, Uber

THE DEADLY ADVANTAGE
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Nothing influences the way we think, act and create more than our culture. It shapes our experience of the world – in turn, shaping our perspective into one that is unique, and giving rise to ideas that may not occur to others.

But how – in the era of global culture – do you honour your heritage and hold on to the cultural nuance that makes you, you? Here, three indigenous talents share why it’s important, and how it’s possible.

Featuring panelists:
Dr Sandra Eades, Nyoongar physician, researcher, and professor
Emelda Davis, President, Australian South Sea Islanders
Daniel McAullay, Director, Mode Black

 

Speakers and Artists

Michael Gough Vice President of Design – Uber San Francisco, United States
Tara Mckenty
Tara Mckenty Creative Director – Google APAC Sydney, Australia
Dr Daniel McAullay Mode Black Perth, Australia
Alma Har'el
Alma Har'el Director and founder of Free The Bid Los Angeles, United States
Oliver Percovich
Oliver Percovich Founder of Skateistan Melbourne, Australia
Keala Kennelly
Keala Kennelly Professional Surfer Sydney, Australia
Emelda Davis President, Australian South Sea Islanders Sydney, Australia
Dr Sandra Eades Nyoongar physician, researcher and professor Melbourne, Australia

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Carriageworks

Carriageworks, 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh NSW 2015

23rd May 2019

12:00 am

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