Economics, business & marketing
Healthy, Wealthy … Unwise?
What's the meaning, and the cost, of wellness? And who can afford it? Clem Bastow reflects on infra-red saunas, whey isolate and crystal-infused bee-pollen sprinkles.
Working with Words: Sophie Verass
Sophie Verass is a Sydney-based writer and online producer, whose work has been published online at SBS, NITV, VICE and Junkee. She caught up with us to spruik her trivia skills, fret over the influence of Carrie Bradshaw and sing the praises of the ebook dimmable light function.
The Wheeler Centre
Question Time: Homelessness
In June last year, the biennial Street Count of rough-sleepers confirmed what was obvious to many who live or work in the Melbourne CBD – the number of homeless people has risen astronomically. Official Street Count figures showed an unprecedented increase of 74 per cent since the previous tally.
This figure accounts for the most visible kind of homeless person. More difficult to quantify are the ‘hidden homeless’. The people who couch-surf, live in cars or stay in dangerous or improvised forms of temporary accommodation – largely out of sight and out of mind.
How do we apply targeted solutions for homeless people with different needs? What is the relationship between homelessness and gentrification? How does media coverage stigmatise and entrench homelessness? What is the ‘Housing First’ theory and how does it work? In a full hour of audience Q&A, we’ll delve into some complex problems that demand urgent solutions.
Host Madeleine Morris is joined by homelessness advocates, policy makers and service providers including Jenny Smith (formerly of Council to Homeless Persons), Michael Perusco (Yarra Community Housing) and Lucy Adams (Justice Connect Homeless Law), as well as former homeless person, Erika (currently a volunteer with Vincentcare and Council to Homeless Persons).
Working with Words: Corey Wakeling
Corey Wakeling is an Australian poet and academic based in Japan. His second full-length work of poetry, The Alarming Conservatory, is out in February. He spoke with us about Eileen Myles, grease traps, alternative realities and weeping for Wolverine.
The Festival of Questions: What is Right? What is Left?
The times, they are ... confusing. Trump and Brexit have shaken up traditional definitions of ‘left’ and ‘right’ in politics. In Australia, the extreme right wing embraces a protectionist platform in the figure of Pauline Hanson. What has happened to the old political spectrum?
At this essential debate, our speakers put forward their ideas about the evolving political landscape in…
The Festival of Questions: Questions for the Nation: Melbourne
What are the most important questions facing Australians – today and in the future?
In the first session of our 2017 Festival of Questions, we bring together some of the sharpest thinkers we know to help us think through some perplexing questions about the world – and society – we live in.
Each of our speakers present their ideas on…
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