Alternative ways of seeing, being and doing are vital in imagining and building the future.
Critical Conversations brings the future into the present, centring Indigenous voices, looking beyond access, transcending gender and placing artists at the centre of social change. Join us for a daily conversation series exploring the futures imagined by emerging thinkers and creatives.
Reimagine reality with Indigenous Futurism, a panel exploring perspectives of the future, informed by the past and present. Reframe discussions about access with Beyond Access, a look at the way we interact with the arts, inclusive practices and the world around us. Refocus on experiences and expressions of gender in Transcending Gender, a journey into performance and community beyond the confines of binaries. Recentre young people and the future in Young People as Agents of Change, a look into arts activism and the young creatives making use of both to inspire action and their justice-informed practices.
Curated in partnership with Emerging Writers’ Festival to provoke thought, imagination and action. Critical Conversations invites you to engage daily with the arts, the world, the present and the future.
INDIGENOUS FUTURISM - Wednesday 23 Oct
Reimagine reality and contemplate perspectives of the future, informed by the past and present. With Bridget Caldwell and Savanna Kruger
BEYOND ACCESS - Thursday 24 Oct
Reframe discussions about access and consider the way we interact with the arts, inclusive practices and the world around us. With Jessica Ibacache, Hannah Morphy-Walsh and Jo Dunbar
TRANSCENDING GENDER - Friday 25 Oct
Refocus on experiences and expressions of gender and take a journey into performance and community beyond the confines of binaries. With Mama Alto, Casper Plum and Dani Weber
YOUNG PEOPLE AS AGENTS OF CHANGE - Saturday 26 Oct
Recentre the future by taking a look into arts, activism and the young creatives using both to inspire action in their justice-informed practices. With Idil Ali, Joshua Allen and Georgia Mae