From Living Behind a Milkbar to UNESCO
Free Public Lecture
Room 110 (Building 220)
780 Elizabeth Street
Peter Mousaferiadis, Founder and CEO of Cultural Infusion, will share the story of his business, a local cultural company that has developed global connections and achieved international recognition.
Mousaferiadis will discuss his origins from playing clarinet in his parents' milkbar in the western suburbs of Melbourne to becoming an international traveller, cultural entrepreneur and collaborator with leading international cultural organisations such as UNESCO.
The presentation will explore his personal and institutional pathway to success focusing on key milestones, exciting travels and a range of cross-cultural projects. Mousaferiadis has worked tirelessly to develop a new school of thought around cultural entrepreneurship, culture and the humanity’s greatest asset, such as cultural diversity.
This is the first lecture in a three-part series: Global Dimension of Cultural Entrepreneurship: International Inspirations Making Local Impact, curated by Dr Natalia Grincheva. The series features three successful cultural start-ups that gained their main ideas and inspirations from international travels and cross-cultural engagements. The series exposes how local communities in different countries become increasingly hyperconnected through global circulations of cultural and economic capital via digital and material flows.
Image: Pangea © Cultural Infusion
Mr Peter Mousaferiadis , Founder and CEO
Mr Peter Mousaferiadis
Founder and CEO
Peter Mousaferiadis is a leading creative director, producer and a thought leader of culture as a driver of innovation and peace. Peter is the founder and CEO of the international recognised organisation Cultural Infusion which comprises a suite of digital and interactive applications and websites, consulting and creative services as well as educational and community programs. Peter is an associate of the UNESCO Chair for Intercultural and Interreligious Relations in the AsiaPacific region, a Global Trustee of the United Religions Initiative, the Chair of the Lahore International Conference on Culture and the Deputy Chair of the Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria. His work has been internationally recognised and he has been the recipient of numerous prizes including the 2017 Peace Ambassador Award and 2013 UN Intercultural Innovation Award. Peter has directed large scale intercultural concerts and projects throughout Australia, China, the Philippines, Bosnia and Malaysia.