At the end of an unprecedented bushfire season, Dr Virgina Lowe’s prose poems consider the climate crisis with a light touch.
The theme of Tuggeranong Arts Centre’s yearly program is ‘solastalgia’ which asks what the response of art will be in face of destruction, dispossession and the climate crisis. The program was kicked off with moving works from Nick Moir, Tony Curran and Waratah Lahy, and Hannah Bronte.
Emma Hartley argues that a democratic deficit at Australian universities is stalling progress on addressing systemic issues like sexual violence and placing the onus of action on students rather than administration.
The need to take urgent action on climate change is clear, for our environment, for our economy and for our human rights, Hugh de Kretser from the HRLC explains.
I don’t know whether to be intensely irritated, that he is telling me the reality I don’t want to hear, or profoundly grateful that I can tell him my darkest thoughts and he responds with love.
The government was armed with rhetoric for a climate change debate, but not prepared for any disaster a changed climate brings.
Janelle Koh speaks with Nathan Tang for Right Now about workshopping big ideas with young people, and how creativity and philosophy can change the world.
Sarah Yeung reflects on the Quantum Words festival, investigating the ways in which science and language interact through colonial discourse and Indigenous knowledges.
Charmaine Manuel chats to environmental historian, Andrea Gaynor about water management in Australia, its intersection with human rights and the prospect of ‘water wars’.
Joy McCann has travelled extensively in the Southern Ocean; from the icy shores of Antarctica to beaches teeming with life in South Georgia. There are many threats facing the Southern Ocean in the decade ahead but there is also a little bit of good news.
James Atkinson interviews rap artist, science communicator and playwright Baba Brinkman about rap, science, the politics of politicking and the importance of human engagement in talking about science.