This Week: Kinomatics Symposium #3 – Risking Diversity and the Creative Industries

We are excited to hold the third annual Kinomatics Symposium at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) at the end of this week (February 28–March 1, 2019).

Public Discussion: Risking Diversity

Visiting academic Dr Doris Ruth Eikhof will kick off our theme for this year – Redefining Risk – with a public presentation titled Risking Diversity.

Everyone is welcome at this event, although registration is necessary.


  • Time: 5 pm Thursday, February 28
  • Venue: Star Bar, Cinema room; 600 George Street, Sydney
  • Drinks and canapés will be served.


Workforce diversity in the screen sector is typically looked at through workforce statistics. But statistics can tell us little about how a lack of diversity arises. Drawing on evidence from the UK screen sector, this talk flips our perspective on workforce diversity to decision making.

  • Who decides about opportunity and inclusion in screen work?
  • Where do the key decisions get made?
  • And what is the role of risk in those decisions – who risks something, what do they risk, how might they risk better?

Dr Doris Ruth Eikhof

About the Speaker:

Dr Doris Ruth Eikhof is Deputy Director of the CAMEo Research Institute for Cultural and Media Studies and Associate Professor at the School of Business, University of Leicester, UK. She has worked extensively on work and employment in the cultural industries, focusing on career management, self-entrepreneurship and workforce diversity. Doris has led various funded research projects including for the British Film Institute, Creative Diversity Network, the UK’s Arts & Humanities Research Council, Nesta and Creative Scotland.

Mardi Gras Film Festival Closing Night Gala

After the official part of the Thursday’s event, the Kinomatics team will head to the Closing Night Gala of Mardi Gras Film Festival 2019 for the screening of Rafiki and an after-party. Rafiki, portraying a story of lesbian love, was shot and initially banned in Kenya, where homosexuality is still illegal. Those who would like to join us might still be able to purchase tickets here.

Still from Rafiki