Each topic will be explored through the pairing of two minds, looking at current and future thinking around diverse topics including feminism, environment and sustainability, and politics and activism. Featuring a stellar line-up of speakers including Clementine Ford, Anne Marsh and Jeff Sparrow with each session hosted by presenter of ABC RN’s Big Ideas, Paul Barclay, who is an award winning journalist and broadcaster, and has an appetite for ideas and in-depth analysis and discussion.
Clementine Ford, writer, social commentator and public speaker
Professor Anne Marsh, Professorial Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne's Victorian College of the Arts
Politics and Activism
Jeff Sparrow, writer, editor and broadcaster and Honorary Fellow at Victoria University
Max Halupka, Research Fellow, The Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis, University of Canberra
Environment and Sustainability
Amanda McKenzie, CEO of the Climate Council
Guy Abrahams, CEO & Co-Founder, CLIMARTE: Arts for a Safe Climate
Talks & Performances
Presented in partnership with ABC RN
Has the increase of online platforms and public forums, such as panel discussions and televised debates, rendered the manifesto defunct? Through an afternoon of short talks and discussions based on the work of Julian Rosefeldt, experts in their fields will investigate whether manifestos are a nostalgic tool for change or whether they still invoke a call to action and represent the voice of a generation.