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Hyperlocal Headlines

On display: Sat 11 ⏤ Sun 26 Jun
📍 Across Siteworks
📍 TwoSixty
📍 Queen Victoria Women’s Centre

Get involved: Work Sessions
Sat 11 & Tues 14 Jun
📍 Siteworks
📍 Queen Victoria Women’s Centre, Brinbeal, Foyer, 210 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

Drop-in session
Sun 12 Jun (no ticket required)
📍 Siteworks

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How does language influence our world view, or reveal our biases? Will the future of news be hyperlocal or distributed? Who writes it, how is it accessed, and who controls it?

Hyperlocal Headlines takes place as a series of artist-facilitated creative conversations and collective storytelling and writing sessions that imagine the future of news. Participants will become citizen journalists for a day, learning to collaborate with AI technologies, understand media bias and language, and explore how the ways we tell stories can impact collective futures.

Participants’ narrative and poetic speculations will be broadcast as website interventions and on three public digital news tickers across Naarm/Melbourne.

Get involved:
Public Work Session 1
Sat 11 Jun
📍 Queen Victoria Women’s Centre, Brinbeal, Foyer, 210 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

Drop-in session
Sun 12 Jun
Anytime between 1-4pm
No ticket required
📍 Siteworks, Community Room, 33 Saxon St, Brunswick

Public Work Session 2
Tues 14 Jun
📍 Siteworks, Community Room, 33 Saxon St, Brunswick

The Work Sessions are free to attend, and a limited number of $100 payments are available for any participants who are unwaged workers or concession card holders.

Artist Bio

Make or Break devise and experiment with process-based projects that are co-authored with communities they are invited into. These have included creating experimental economies and temporary currencies; caring for civic spaces; celebrating the labour of strangers; prototyping future worlds; writing speculative fiction and facilitating conversations as collective research.


Auslan interpretting Auslan interpretation will be available for the Work Session on the 14 June. We would love to support your attendance. To share or confirm any access requirements with Next Wave for either of the two sessions, please email ticketing@nextwave.org.au by 04 June.

Wheelchair icon All work sessions are wheelchair accessible. Please contact ticketing@nextwave.org.au if you have any questions.

Learn about Access at our venue Siteworks here.
Learn about Access at our venue Queen Victoria Women’s Centre here

Hyperlocal Headlines was commissioned by Next Wave for Next Wave Festival through Kickstart. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. Supported by the City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program.

  1. Image: Hyperlocal Headlines. Photo: Jacquie Manning (2022)