Interrobang Itinerary: Santilla Chingaipe
We asked some Wheeler Centre regulars to tell us what they're most excited about seeing at The Interrobang, our festival of questions. Santilla Chingaipe is an award-winning journalist for SBS World News, and host of Africa Talks.
I’m excited about this festival because it appeals to my constant state of being – I'm always asking questions. From the big and seemingly unanswerable to the, ‘Yeah, why is that like that?’ type of question – it’s never-ending, and you learn really quickly just how little you know.
Democracy deserved a boost in euro-related matters. We just delivered it. Let the people decide. (Funny how radical this concept sounds!)— Yanis Varoufakis (@yanisvaroufakis) June 26, 2015
FDR, 1936: "They are unanimous in their hate for me; and I welcome their hatred." A quotation close to my heart (& reality) these days— Yanis Varoufakis (@yanisvaroufakis) April 26, 2015
(Saturday 28 November, 11.00am)
Yanis Varoufakis was catapulted to the world stage this year during a brief stint as Greece's Finance Minister at a crucial point in the country's economic crisis. I, like many others, became fascinated by his politics. With his divisive views, regular tweeting and blogging, fabulous fashion taste and appearances in glossy magazines – Varoufakis is not your average politician and he's not one to sit silently. I’m sure he won’t be holding back his views on a lot of topics during this talk.
Why do artisan burger joints brag about 'hand-cut fries'? You chopped up a potato. Congratulations.— Adam Liaw (@adamliaw) March 16, 2015
(Saturday 28 November, 10.00am)
Like many Melburnians, I’m a sucker for the latest food trends and really want to know: what is the difference between muffins and cupcakes?
(Saturday 28 November, 4.00pm)
I’m intrigued by the universe, what happened before we existed as humans and what happens after. I'm keen to hear some of the theories about what happens after – beyond what Google seems to think.
(Saturday 28 November, 5.00pm)
I’m excited to hear the theories on universal memory, to find out if such a thing exists and to hear about ‘invisible’ parts of the universe. I just hope my brain doesn’t explode after all of this.