Get a dose of inspiration from Time Out’s Future Shapers series

Time Out’s series profiling game changers in our cities is gathering momentum – here are just some of the visionary people we’ve been meeting

The Time Out editorial team are a curious bunch who love their cities and are excited about what's in store for them. 

The Future Shapers project is our way to shine a light on people we believe are truly driving positive change. This was a complex task, but, helped by a jury of industry legends, we have come up with a shortlist of stories we just had to share. 

Read about people like Coby Edgar, the curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art at the Art Gallery of NSW, who is helping the understanding of the breadth and depth of First Nations art.

Or Daniel Monks, who is revolutionising the scope of the roles available to actors with disability.

Meet the courageous Chanel Contos, founder of the Teach Us Consent campaign, poet and human rights activist Sara Saleh, and Lee Tran Lam, who advocates so powerfully for diversity in the food and drink industry.

We were inspired to meet Secret Squirrel productions director Tamasein Holyman – the woman behind Underground Cinema – and CEO of Girl Geek Academy Sarah Moran, who works to involve women in tech.

Luz Restrepo envisages a future with more migrant women in leadership positions.  

Then there’s Kon Karapanagiotidis, founder and CEO of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, whose dearest wish is for a future in which his work isn’t necessary at all.

Each Future Shaper tells their own story – you can find these stories across our website, socials and eDM. 

Read about Sydney’s Future Shapers in Arts, Civics, and Food & DrinkOver the next weeks we will introduce game changers in Sustainability and Community & Culture. 

Read about Melbourne’s Future Shapers in Arts, Community & Culture, Food & Drink and Civics and stay tuned for groundbreakers in Sustainability.

Watch this space in September when Remix Summit will host a Time Out Talks: Future Shapers edition.

Future Shapers is just one example of ways in which Time Out advocates for our communities. We aspire to be the ‘Soul of the City’ and we have a duty to spread positivity, diversity and inclusivity. If you or your brand are interested in working with us on future concepts that make a difference, please contact MD

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