Imagine a World Without Memory

Imagine a World Without Memory

Who protects our stories, our histories, our memories? In partnership with the UNESCO Australian Memory of the World program, we reflect on the importance and impermanence of memory.

Chaired by Michael Cathcart, Nam Le, Mary Delahunty, Joy Damousi and Sue Pascoe shed light on different aspects of memory and narrative. What are the problems with attempting to create and reflect communal memory? And how does the act of remembering affect the way we go about our daily lives?


Portrait of Sue Pascoe

Sue Pascoe

Sue Pascoe was a commissioner on the recent Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission.

Portrait of Nam Le

Nam Le

Nam Le is a multi-award winning author for his first book, The Boat.

Portrait of Mary Delahunty

Mary Delahunty

Mary Delahunty is a Gold Walkley Award winning journalist and presenter with ABC TV and commercial networks. She served for 7 years as a Victorian state government minister in senior portfolios and has seen the tensions from both sides. She is currently working as a consultant in government, media and the non-for profit sector where she heads numerous boards.

Portrait of Joy Damousi

Joy Damousi

Joy Damousi is a Professor of History at University of Melbourne.

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