Can Melbourne live in the doughnut?

A live presentation and Q&A with the visionary creator of ‘doughnut economics’, Kate Raworth.

In a little under a decade, economist Kate Raworth has garnered international recognition and excitement for her provocative new ‘doughnut economics’ paradigm. In her book of the same name, she outlines an economic model that comfortably functions between a social foundation of human wellbeing and an ecological ceiling of planetary sustainability. Activists, economists, policy-makers and politicians the world over have taken up these ideas.

And so the question stands: how can we put these ideas into practice? Come along to the Meat Market Hub for a live event featuring a digital keynote presentation by Kate Raworth and a live Q&A with the visionary author, followed by small-group conversations facilitated by Regen Melbourne about how each one of us can work these ideas into our work and our lives.

Wed 28 April, 7pm 8.30pm

Meat Market Hub: auditoriumand Digital Hub3 Blackwood St, North Melbourne
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Event Speakers

Kate Raworth

Kate Raworth is an economist focused on making economics fit for the 21st century. Her book Doughnut Economics: seven ways to think like a 21st century economist is an international bestseller that has been translated into 20 languages, and was long-listed for the 2017 Financial Times & McKinsey Business Book of the Year award. She is co-founder of Doughnut Economics Action Lab, working with cities, business, communities, governments and educators to turn Doughnut Economics from a radical idea into transformative action. She teaches at Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute and is Professor of Practice at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences.

Gabrielle Chan

Gabrielle Chan has been a journalist for more than 30 years. She began covering politics in the 1990s for The Australian at the NSW parliament and in the Canberra press gallery. She has worked for Guardian Australia since 2013 in roles including political correspondent and Politics Live blogger. The city-born daughter of a Singaporean migrant, Gabrielle moved to a sheep and wheat farm in 1996 where she noticed the yawning gap between parliament and small-town life. Rusted Off: Why Country Australia is Fed Up, which was shortlisted for both the 2019 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards and the 2020 Walkley book prize. Gabrielle is currently working on her next book on food, farming and landscape. 


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