Tag: neo-liberalism

    Sleepwalking to the future

    When: Saturday 22 October at 10AM

    Where: Bonython Hall

    Speakers: Prof Justin O’Connor

    Why Australia needs a cultural policy.
    Australia is surrounded by a world in transformation but is refusing to face up to it. Neo-liberalism is collapsing around us. Manufacturing and mining are in decline, with agriculture a minor sector. Culture has, at the federal level, been reduced to a rump of state-funded elite arts happy to see their poorer colleagues go under. Justin will propose a way for culture to articulate a new sense of the change beyond ‘disruptive innovation’, and allow us to reimagine the future.

    Presented by: LABORATORY ADELAIDE

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    The Graeme Hugo Memorial Lecture: The future of humanity does not look good

    When: Sunday 23 October at 11:15AM

    Where: Bonython Hall

    Speakers: Prof Justin O’Connor, Prof Paul James

    We have reached a stage in history where we have the capacity to fracture the liveability of this planet, at least for us humans. Increasing global mobility is breaking up communities and places. Intensifying globalization is rendering economics and politics more tumultuous. And climate change will cause increasing chaos. This talk maps the patterns of transformation and makes some hopeful suggestions for alternative pathways.

    Presented by: SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE

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    Value. Money. Culture.

    When: Sunday 23 October at 3:45PM

    Where: Bonython Hall

    Speakers: Prof Justin O’Connor, Prof Paul James, Rebecca Evans, Prof Julian Meyrick, Prof Justin O’Connor

    What is culture worth? Can we put a price on it? Should we? And if we do, what are the consequences for artists and the so-called creative industries? From economic policy to the cultural sector, what does it take to survive in the arts today?

    Presented by: LABORATORY ADELAIDE

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