::fibreculture:: Sydney Platform
info at transitlabour.asia
Thu Jun 28 09:35:36 CEST 2012
We are pleased to announce the program for the Sydney platform of
Transit Labour, which will run from 3-11 July.
Planning for this platform has been underway the past year, and has
included background research and a digital visualisation of land-side
and water-side operations at Port Botany. Our interest in this
visualisation was to translate publicly accessible datasets into a
design concept that began to register the impact upon labour of
productivity measures within the Port over the past 10 years. The
digital visualisation can be found at: http://transitlabour.asia/documentation/
A range of events are scheduled for July, including seminars and site
visits of Port Botany and various intermodal terminals, warehouses and
container facilities. A concluding workshop will reflect on the Sydney
platform in relation to our collective research in Shanghai (2010) and
Kolkata (2011). This will be followed by three panels on Zones,
Corridors and Circuits at the Knowing Asia conference, held at the
University of Western Sydney.
Unfortunately participation in the site visits and some seminars is
restricted. For those interested, the Transit Labour Workshop on the
10 July will be an open session and all are welcome.
The platform schedule is pasted below, with full details of all
activities at: http://transitlabour.asia/events/
Transit Labour Sydney Platform - Program
3 – 11 July 2012
Tuesday 3 July
14.00 – 16.00: Seminar on military robotics by Patrick Crogan, Digital
Cultures Research Centre, University of West England.
Thursday 5 July
14.00 – 16.30: Visit to Intermodal Terminal (TBC)
Friday 6 July
10.00 – 12.00: Drive to western Sydney to tour intermodal terminals
and distribution centres.
14.30 – 16.30: Seminar at NICTA (National ICT of Australia) offices
with logistics industry representatives
Dr Glenn Geers, Director of Intelligent Transport Systems
Simon Hemli, Manager - Transport and Logistics Industry Sectors,
Department of State and Regional Development, NSW
Michael Bourari, General Manager, 1-stop
Venue: Future Logistics Living Lab, NICTA, Australian Technology Park,
Level 5, 13 Garden Street, Eveleigh NSW
Saturday 7 July
10.00 – 13.00: Visit to Flemington markets to observe informal
14.30 – 15.30: Visit to Bunnings in Alexandra and to the St Peters
logistics zone, stopping at key sites for discussion.
Sunday 8 July: Rest
Monday 9 July
10.30 – 12.00: Port Botany visit. Presentation from Micah Clark
(PBLIS) and driving tour of Port Botany to note key tenants and
14.00 – 16.30 Seminar at Trades Hall with union representatives.
Tuesday 10 July 10.00 – 17.00
Transit Labour Workshop
Venue: Institute for Culture and Society, Parramatta Campus,
University of Western Sydney
Wed 11 July: Knowing Asia Conference
Venue: University of Western Sydney
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