Collaboratory Podcast Launch

Join us to celebrate the launch of Collaboratory and connect with others who are curious about co-creativity in action!

Collaboratory podcast explores the concepts, enablers and applications of collaboration, co-creation, and co-creativity. Hosted by Dr Maya Haviland and Nicole Deen, the podcast engages practitioners across diverse disciplines to discuss their experiences, issues and approaches to co-creation and collaboration across cultures, communities and organisations. View the Collaboratory Trailer on the SCCCP website here.

This online event will feature a short panel discussion with 3 of our podcast guests talking about 'Co-creative skills for the future' from their unique perspectives.

The discussion will be followed by an opportunity for some informal networking with others who are interested in how co-creativity might apply in their lives and work.

The launch will be held via Zoom, details will be emailed before the event.

Our panel discussion guests:

Professor Kim Cunio - Head of the School of Music at the Australian National University (ANU), performer, researcher, and Grammy long listed composer. He writes for the Deans and Directors of the Creative Arts, the Crawford Centre for Public Policy at the ANU and hosts a regular segment on ABC Radio to discuss music and the larger world.
Rebecca McNaught - partner at Pacific Connections (Australia), a passionate local volunteer and a PhD candidate at Griffith University. Her research focusses on investigating the practice of local level collaboration for climate and disaster resilience in the Pacific Islands and Australia.
Dimitrios Papalexis - founder of Soulgen, a social enterprise consultancy specializing in asset-based community development, storytelling and arts for social impact. He has a background in linguistics, communication, psychology and community development.

Your hosts for Collaboratory and the launch:

Dr Maya Haviland - a Translational Fellow and Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Heritage and Museum Studies, in the College of Arts and Social Sciences at the Australian National University (ANU). She leads the Scaffolding Cultural Co-Creativity project (SCCCP), an international multi-partner action learning project investigating the dynamics of co-creation in diverse organisational and cultural contexts and developing tools and curriculum to support co-creative practice and practitioners. Maya is a long-term community development practitioner and facilitator, having worked as consultant in Australia, the Pacific and North America for over 15 years prior to joining the ANU.

Nicole Deen - Director of Kasama Consulting and an experienced facilitator and social innovation coach. She specialises in working collaboratively with organisations and individuals to design and implement programs and services that create positive social change. Nicole has worked for the last 15 years with international NGOs and community organisations across South America, Asia and the Pacific, and is now based in Canberra.

For more information on the project contact the Collaboratory Podcast team here

No events are currently scheduled. Details of future events will be posted as they become available.

Date & time

Wed 07 Sep 2022, 12.30–1.30pm


Online (via Zoom)


Professor Kim Cunio (Head, School of Music, ANU), Rebecca McNaught (Pacific Connections & PhD Candidate, Griffith University) Dimitrios Papalexis (Founder of Soulgen)


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