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Sarah Barns

Creative/Digital Producer, Researcher | Esem Projects

Sydney, Australia

"Do Make Say Think, then think again"

Generally thinking:

Education & Academia
Technology & The Future
Global Issues
Sustainability & Environment
Government & Community
Media & Journalism
Arts & Entertainment
Creativity & Design

My tags:

ArtClimate ChangeCommunityCultureDigital MediaEducationEnvironmentFilmGovernmentHistoryJournalismMuseumsPoliticsPublishingSound DesignStrategy GeneralSustainabilityTechnologyWriting

Very good at:
+ Defining problems and delivering solutions
+ Connecting people, organisations and ideas
+ Listening and facilitating

About me & my work:

Having the freedom to pursue projects that intrigue and fascinate - working with people that inspire and want to make a difference - is probably what gives me the greatest satisfaction.

I've come from a background in political philosophy, worked in federal government, heritage, media, technology and urban design settings, undertaken a doctorate and started my own creative agency.

Through Esem Projects I currently lead the production of public installations and heritage interpretation projects in partnership with Michael Killalea.

I was awarded an Urban Studies Foundation Fellowship in 2013 to explore the role of digital urbanism in promoting place making and open government in a number of cities across the world including New York, Shanghai and Christchurch.

I've previously worked or consulted for organisations like the ABC, Arup, the Creative Industries Innovation Centre, the Australian Media Authority and the Australia Council for the Arts. In these roles I've pursued innovation agendas as they relate to media policy, arts funding, local government, place-making and digital storytelling.

I'm usually reading, cycling, dancing, swimming or picking up toys (hint - not in that order). Oh, and I used to be a bike courier. Maybe I'll get back to that one day.

My links:

Esem Projects

Sites and Sounds

UWS Research Profile


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