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Please Explain: Australia's fear of multilingualism

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181-187 Hay Street

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SYDNEY
Tue 19 September 2017
6-8PM
4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art


4A's series Please Explain invites presenters to rethink, recharge and reimagine contemporary issues through the arts and academia. Responding to Akira Tayakama's Our Songs - Sydney Kabuki Project presented at 4A as part of the Biennale of Sydney this edition of Please Explain is curated by Dr Elly Kent.

Australia seems to be quite happily multicultural but very comfortable being mono-lingual. Despite being a country of hundreds of languages our education system remains steadfastly focused on cursary study of languages that is not interwoven throughout primary and tertiary education. As a result we remain a nation that fails to celebrate our cultures through language and we fail to prepare our next generations to be global citizens. Where do we go from here?

Join 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art for a robust debate.

Speakers: TBC
Moderator: Dr Elly Kent

Want to bone up on the conversation before the night? Please see our recommended reading here.
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