Come Together: Rethinking Art and Citizenship
What role can art play in transforming democracies? How can theatre and performance act as a vehicle to test drive new realities? And what happens when children are not students – but researchers and collaborators?
Sibylle Peters is the founder of Fundus Theatre in Germany, where children, artists, researchers and citizens of all ages meet to explore and change the…
Raimond Gaita and Katerina Gaita: A Climate of Change
How might a philosopher frame the problem of climate change? What can philosophers learn from environmentalists and vice versa?
In this conversation, we bring together a prominent philosopher and a prominent climate-change activist who just happen to be from the same family: Raimond and Katerina Gaita. Raimond is the author of many books including Romulus, My Father and is a…
Ronan Farrow: Power, Abuse and Facing Facts
Ronan Farrow has been one of the foremost reporters documenting the culture of silence and impunity around sexual misconduct in Hollywood and beyond. As industry after industry attempts to confront long-unexamined demons in this area, Farrow offers fresh ideas for creating a new culture of accountability.
Presented in partnership with Melbourne Writers Festival, Farrow joins Tracey Spicer to discuss #MeToo…
The Fifth Estate: Katharine Murphy
‘Conflict is not a new commodity in news,’ Katharine Murphy has written. ‘ … But media disruption has intensified the conflict cycle, compressing it into smaller, louder, intraday bursts, and those constant interruptions have a material impact on political decision-making, both here and around the world.’
As the Guardian Australia’s political editor, and a veteran of the press gallery…
The Fifth Estate: Les Hinton
With Sally Warhaft, Les Hinton – Rupert Murdoch's right-hand man for more than 50 years – talks about the past, present and future of the mainstream press … as well as life alongside the man he calls ‘an authentic colossus’.
Hinton has enjoyed both a close-up and a long view of the radical changes that have swept through the newspaper business. His…
Alia Shawkat in Conversation
In Melbourne for the Ethan Hawke-directed biopic, Blaze, which screened at the Melbourne International Film Festival, the funny and multi-talented Shawkat spoke to Lorin Clarke about her life, career and charting her own creative course.
It's almost like that episode of Arrested Development when Maeby accompanies her father to an audition, and ends up becoming a film exec: Alia…
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