Anxiety, Culture and the Future

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ANXIETY, CULTURE AND THE FUTURE

https://www.anxietyculturefuture.org

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.

*Please note - sales of two-day passes and tickets for day one close at 4pm on the 17th October*

Conference program:
DAY ONE: Friday 18 October 2019, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 9am - 5pm
Featuring Uti Kulintjaku

DAY TWO: Saturday 19 October 2019, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, 9am- 5pm
Featuring Lynn Froggett and Claire Doherty

Full programme for both days available here https://www.anxietyculturefuture.org

Due to a family emergency, Renata Salecl is no longer able to travel to Australia. A new panel of speakers will shortly be announced for her keynote slot. Additionally, we will endeavour to make available a recording of the paper Renata has written for the conference. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Confirmed speakers include:

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.

Claire Doherty; producer, writer and curator. Founder Director of the international arts producing organisation Situations, which has spearheaded new approaches to arts in the public realm.

Participating artists include:
Evelyn Araluen, poet, educator and researcher working with Indigenous literatures and Karen Therese, interdisciplinary artist, creative producer.

If you have access requirements or other questions about tickets and attendance please email Vanessa Bartlett, Conference Convenor at v.bartlett@unsw.edu.au or call 0426600749

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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