Sophie Cunningham: Still Shocking

Sophie Cunningham: Still Shocking

People hate dealing with change. Alvin Toffler’s 1971 Future Shock outlined humanity’s failure to adapt. Does it still apply in a world where even the climate is changing?

Sophie Cunningham asks how we as a society and as individuals perceive - and sometimes deny - change.

She questions what makes humans dangerously reluctant to acknowledge a crisis, and what the potential consequences of our failure to adapt may be. And she explores how we might regain a grip on agency in the face of confronting truths.


Portrait of Sophie Cunningham

Sophie Cunningham

Sophie Cunningham is the author of five books, the most recent of which is City of Trees: Essays on Life, Death & the Need for a Forest. She is a former publisher, former editor of Meanjin, former Chair of the Literature Board of the Australia Council and was a co-founder of The Stella Prize. She is an Adjunct Professor with RMIT's Non/fiction lab.

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