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Anxiety, Culture and the Future

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ANXIETY, CULTURE AND THE FUTURE

Friday 18 - Saturday 19 October, 2019
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences

How can we imagine the future when we can’t see it? Can arts and culture create the individual and collective resources to support future thinking ­– not as an abstract proposition but in ways that save and transform lives.

This two-day conference explores collaborative cultures that enmesh arts with science, clinical and other knowledges to create new ways to imagine the future. It examines the radical social role of cultural institutions at a time of general anxiety.

Through conversations and presentations it will focus on the practical question of how we generate individual and collective responses to address anxieties, loss of hope and the general failure of future thinking.

Conference program:
DAY ONE: Friday 18 October 2019, 9am - 5pm
Featuring Renata Salecl and Uti Kulinjaku

DAY TWO: Saturday 19 October 2019, 9am - 5pm
Featuring Lynn Froggett

Confirmed speakers include:

Renata Salecl (Slovenia): Author of ‘On Anxiety’ and ‘The Tyranny of Choice’ global authority on the tyranny of choice, the illusion of individual freedom and the intersection of contemporary politics and emotion

Lynn Froggett (UK): Professor of psychosocial studies, expert on cultural impact and new model cultural institutions; member of Third Space team and UK Cultural Impact report

NPY Women’s Council Uti Kulintjaku project, an Anangu-led project by artists and traditional ngangkari healers addressing the trauma of youth suicide through practices of deep listening.

Participating artists include:
Evelyn Araluen, poet, educator and researcher working with Indigenous literatures, Karen Therese, interdisciplinary artist, creative producer and cultural activist, and Honor Eastly artist, mental health activist and presenter of The Big Feels Club podcast.

If you have access requirements or other questions please email Vanessa Bartlett, Conference Convenor at v.bartlett@unsw.edu.au

Anxiety, Culture and the Future is produced by Curating Third Space, The Big Anxiety - festival of arts + science + people and Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences.

Curating Third Space is led by UNSW Art & Design, supported by the Australian Research Council, The Australia Council for the Arts and Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences with FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) and Australia’s Science Channel.


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