- Past Festivals
- Events by AFoI
6.30pm - 7.30pm | Thursday 12 July
Bertolt Brecht’s 1947 poem The anachronistic procession, or Freedom and democracy provokes Robyn’s interrogation of the status of these two ideas from a cultural perspective. While ‘cultural democracy’ is on the rise, enthusiasm for social and political democracy wanes worldwide. It's assumed that we have freedom and democracy, but do we? And if so, how do we qualify those ideas?
12:30pm - 2:30pm | Friday 13 July
How is the narrative on modern ageing evolving? What possibilities and challenges does the global ageing phenomenon offer? Examine the role that entrepreneurs play in serving this new sector’s needs. Discover how SA leads the way at driving the direction for modern ageing. A great opportunity to network, over a light lunch, with like-minded business women and an amazing speaker.
5.30pm - 7pm (doors open 5.00pm) | Saturday 14 July
During the 1960s and 70s, the Palestinian struggle was central to a broader struggle to overturn colonialism as a legitimate form of governance. While most colonised peoples did achieve national independence, Israel has torpedoed a two-state solution and obviated the prospect of a Palestinian state. This talk explores how Palestinians now have the potential to pave alternative futures for themselves.
9.30am - 11am | Sunday 15 July
Have you ever pondered what it is to be human? Need some help to prioritise what really matters? This 90 minute class guides us through considering our values, pondering our purpose and determining a personal design code for how to be in the world.* *Guaranteed to create more questions than answers.
2pm | Sunday 15 July
Back by popular demand, tickets for this event have just been released with limited places available. Don't miss your chance to have a chat, ask your burning questions and share a cuppa with one of our 6 hosts – South-East Asia historian Amrita Malhi, economist Nicholas Gruen, space physiologist Thomas Smith, social commentator Jane Caro, Professor of politics John Keane and technology entrepreneur Rob Wilmot (Crowdicity).
Art = Ideas,
Thursday 12 July, Friday 13 July
One of the world’s largest gatherings of dancers, dance educators, and artists of all ages, the congress honours rich Indigenous dance cultures from Australia and around the world. It includes five full days of presentations, social interaction and debate.