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On behalf of the AusSTS organising committee, I’m pleased to inform you that your application has been accepted for the AusSTS2021 Melbourne workshop. Congratulations!

Registration Now Open

Registration for the workshop is now open. To register, follow the registration link and use the code ‘MelbAusSTS2021’ when purchasing tickets.

The deadline for registration is Monday 7 June.
Registration for the full 2 days is $40 and includes lunch on both days and transport to and from the Werribee Treatment Plant.  
Register Here

The Melbourne Workshop

The workshop is scheduled from Thursday June 24 – Friday June 25, 2021. This is designed as an in-person event with shared online keynote events. The keynotes will be livestreamed on site for local attendees.

Day 1 activities will be held at CERES Community Environment Park in Brunswick East and will include the opening keynote, short presentations, catered lunch, an afternoon deep-time “walk-shop”, and social drinks at Mr Wilkinson on Lygon street.
Day 2 activities will begin at Deakin Downtown in the CBD and will include the keynote conversation and field trip to the Werribee Treatment Plant for an on-site workshop on wastewater and situated practices.
For a more detailed program of events see the ‘draft schedule’ on the registration page.

Please get in touch if you are no longer able to attend the workshop so we can make your spot available to others in the waiting list.
For all questions and enquiries contact Thao Phan:

Online Keynote Speakers

Michelle Murphy is a technoscience studies scholar and historian of the recent past whose research concerns decolonial approaches to environmental justice; reproductive justice; Indigenous science and technology studies; infrastructures and data studies; race and science; and finance and economic practices. They are Métis from Winnipeg, from a mixed Métis and French Canadian family.

Read more about their research here
Kane Race is Professor of Gender and Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney. He is a founding member of the Association for the Social Sciences and Humanities in HIV/AIDS and has published widely on the impact of HIV antiretroviral therapies on gay cultures, practices and politics. His current work is concerned with the ways in which online devices and technologies participate in the making of new cultures, spaces and practices.

Read more about his research here
A multispecies anthropologist and design ethnographer, Dr Anne Galloway brings over fifteen years of experience in empirical and creative research to teach in the Design for Social Innovation programme and lead the More-Than-Human Lab ( When not at work, Anne is shepherd to a small flock of Arapawa sheep, which inspires her research into human-animal relations and design for more-than-human worlds.

Read more about her research here
With thanks to our event sponsors: Follow the conversation on Twitter using #AusSTS2021
This event takes place on the unceded lands of the Wadawurrung and Wurendjeri people of the Kulin nations.

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