Dr David Pledger is a contemporary artist working within and between the performing, visual and media arts in Australia, Asia and Europe. He studied politics and cinema at Monash University where he also took an MA in Asian Studies. He is an acting graduate from the National Institute of Dramatic Art and recently completed a PhD in the Spatial Information Architecture Lab, School of Architecture and Design, RMIT University, Melbourne. He regularly comments on matters of artistic practice, cultural policy, arts activism and the artist’s relationship to society.
An online symposium exploring ideas of basic income and the need for an approach to economy that puts creativity and care at its centre. Led by a panel of artists, researchers, economists, scientists and philosophers, the symposium responds to current and ongoing planetary crises, and positions creativity and social ecology as integral to shaping policy and systems of value.