FESTIVAL OF IDEAS
Tuesday 7th June – Wednesday 15th June 2011
FESTIVAL OPENING @ North Melbourne Town Hall, Tuesday 7th June, from 6pm
Music by Little John (duo)
2011 Thesis Eleven Annual Lecture with Ron Jacobs and Eleanor Townsley Media, Intellectuals and the Public Sphere
Opening Dinner @ The Institute of Postcolonial Studies 8:40pm (RSVP essential, by 30th May, contact details below)
PRINT AND VISUAL CULTURES WORKSHOP @ La Trobe University, Bundoora campus, Wednesday 8th June –Friday 10th, 9:30am – 4/6pm
A 3 day series of lectures, invited papers, plenaries, film screening, art exhibition, artists discussion, and live performance from punk art band ‘This Histrionics’.
WIKILEAKS FORUM @ The Wheeler Centre, Monday 13th June 3-5pm
Does Wikileaks Matter? A forum on Wikileaks with Robert Manne, Guy Rundle, Peter Vale and Eleanor Townsley
BAUMAN FORUM AND DOCUMENTARY WORLD PREMIERE @ State Library of Victoria, Experimedia Room, Tuesday 14th June, 4-8pm
Half-day public forum on the work of Zygmunt Bauman with speakers from The Bauman Institute, Leeds and The Thesis Eleven Centre; followed by world premiere screening of ‘The Trouble with Being Human These days’ by Director Bartek Dziadosz. Concludes with reflections on ‘The Trouble with Being Human These days’ from Zygmunt Bauman in conversation with Keith Tester
Christopher Pinney Impressions of Hell: Printing and Punishment in India @North Melbourne Church Hall, Saturday 11th June, 7:30pm hosted by The Institute of Postcolonial Studies
Ron Jacobs The Media Narrative in the Global Financial Crisis @Melbourne University, Monday 13th June, 6:30pm, followed by dinner and drinks, hosted by the TASA Cultural Sociology Group
Anders Michelsen Atrocious imagination: the paradox of affect – the imagination of violence Keynote for Violence and the Imagination Colloquium@Monash University, Caulfield Campus, Wednesday 15th June, 9 -10:30 am Program: http://arts.monash.edu.au/ecps/conferences/violence-imagination/
PUBLIC FILM SCREENING @State Library of Victoria, Experimedia Space, Wednesday 8th June, 6 – 8pm
Public screening of Robert Nery’s documentary ‘In 1966 the Beatles came to Manila’
ART EXHIBITION: VERNACULAR CULTURES AND CONTEMPORARY ART FROM AUSTRALIA, INDIA AND THE PHILIPPINES@LUMA, Glenn College La Trobe University, Bundoora, Friday, 10th June 4-6pm
Asks how contemporary artists remobilise vernacular cultures to interrogate and mediate the cultural ethics of globalisation, as they engage themes including surf culture, tattoo designs, informal architecture and colloquial language.
Curators Lecture by Ryan Johnston, and discussion with local artists
With Punk Performance Band ‘The Histrionics’ and the Boombox Burgers Taco Truck
FILM AND VIDEO EXHIBITION: A POST BOOM BEIJING @Bendigo Visual Arts Centre, View Street, Sunday 12th June 12:30 -4pm
Day trip to the Bendigo Visual Arts Centre, including viewing of Arena: A post boom Beijing, film and video exhibition.
Curators lecture by Laurens Tan.
WALKING TOUR: LANEWAYS, STREET ART AND PUBLIC INSTALLATIONS@ Melbourne CBD, Saturday 11th June, 2-4pm
Walking tour of Melbourne laneways, street art and installations as well as local art and moving image museums (limited places available, booking essential. Contact details below)
MASTERCLASS INTENSIVES FOR POSTGRADUATES @ La Trobe University Bundoora, Wednesday 15th June, 10am – 5:30pm
Settler Societies And Popular Culture Various speakers, including Marilyn Lake, Peter Vale, Patrick Wolfe and Anthony Moran will discuss the popular cultures of settler societies, exploring issues of race particularly, and looking comparatively across the experiences of different settler societies.
Keywords Masterclass Inspired by Raymond Williams Keywords (1983), thirteen thinkers will talk each about their chosen or nominated keyword, approaching their topics in terms of traditional keywords (socialism, liberalism); 20th century innovations (such as the postmodern and schemata); or exploring the currency of other words (such as utopia, the migrant, regions, urbanism, walking and metanoia).
Festival of Ideas Project
Thesis Eleven Centre for Cultural Sociology
La Trobe University
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