Special event,

AFoI 2018 Keynote: Freedom and democracy: observations of a freelance artist

When: 6.30pm - 7.30pm | Thursday 12 July 2018

Where: Adelaide Town Hall

Presented in association with Panpapanpalya 2018

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Assistive listening system
  • Sign language
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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?