::fibreculture:: Sydney Platform

transit info 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  
Technologies, NICTA
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  
logistics networks.

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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