7.20PM: Doors | Receive your conversation token and be welcome in the space
7.40PM-8.10PM: Tim Adalin will give a short initiatory talk and dialogue with special guest Jon Alexander on the evening’s theme
8.20PM-9PM: We will break into group dialogues according to interest: open or structured
9.15PM-9.45PM: Return to one group: rotating speakers
10PM: Close | We have the venue until 10PM
Please know that all are welcome who come with respect and curiosity. This is a context that invites voices and listeners who feel themselves to be at all levels of knowledge. It’s the openness to seek wisdom in each other, and the care for communicating with enjoyment and integrity that matters.
Our gathering will be influenced by Jon’s inspiration for cultural participation: in his words, moving away from a consumer story to the citizen story.
Also in attendance will be several Voicecraft Network contributors who will help to open and afford participation in the structured group dialogues and throughout the evening.
Jon is author of CITIZENS: Why the Key to Fixing Everything is All of Us – a book that seeks to reframe the moment in time we’re living in as one of huge civic opportunity, not just crisis and collapse, and in doing so opens up a world of possibility for organisations and leaders across sectors and across the world. He is also the co-founder of the New Citizenship Project, a strategy and innovation consultancy that aims to shift the dominant story of the individual in society from Consumer to Citizen.
Tim is the producer of Voicecraft. He is a philosopher whose work focuses on the relation between participation and transformation, and integrates metaphysical and scientific modes of understanding. The primary medium of this work lives in embodied relationality with friends, family, and peers. He is concerned with the vital connections between psyche, culture, and nature, and is developing networks and communities that support wiser contexts for education, contribution, and belonging.
OUR LAST LIVE EVENT IN JUNE 2022
In June this year, Voicecraft Live events returned after the COVID enforced break. Our venue for ‘Poiesis’ is different, and while the opening won’t run as long as the video below, the spirit of the address will be in keeping with what you watch below.
Voicecraft is a culture-making project. On this website you’ll find links to its form as a media platform, as an online and local network, as an academy for transformative education, and here, as a portal for local and online events.
Voicecraft began as a podcast in 2016, and features conversations with wise minds and dedicated souls across topics of cultural, philosophical, and existential importance. Core to its intention has been the sharing of transformative philosophical thinking and relating at a level of comprehension that seeks synergy with the many tensions, opposites, and differences inherent to life, in touch with the energies of love, intelligence and creativity.
The project has been loosely associated with a developing ecology of digital and embodied communities and projects around the world. It’s an ecology characterised by shared dedication to understand and respond to the meta-crisis, by virtue of the creation of wiser contexts for participation in our modern lifeworld. One such context can be found at Voicecraft.Network.
Prior to Covid, Voicecraft ran a series of live events across Melbourne. Ranging from live podcast recordings at bars and small theatres, to film nights, lectures, and social events with conversational workshops and music, past events include:
Where is Mother Earth?
Disconnection in the Age of Connection
Finding Purpose in Modern Society
Awakening from the Meaning Crisis lecture series
Engineering Humanity & Altered States of Consciousness