6 February 20156.00pm - 7.30pm
Sydney Ideas - The Unexpected Universe: how astronomical telescopes continue to reveal new surprises
Cosmology in recent decades has been undergoing a revolution. Astronomers have for the first time identified the major constituents of the universe, revealing a universe that barely resembles what we thought only a few decades ago. Professor Wendy Freedman will describe the exciting new advances.
24 February 20156.00pm - 7.30pm
In this groundbreaking lecture, Hal Foster seeks to define and highlight a different sort of avant-garde, one that seeks trace fractures that already exist within the given order, to pressure them further, to activate them somehow. Presented by the Power Institute with Sydney Ideas.
5 March 20156.00pm - 7.30pm
Economist Guy Standing has identified the emergence of a new class globally—the precariat—the product of the breakdown in the income distribution system at the end of the 20th century. He now proposes a ‘Precariat Charter ‘ to ensure their political, social and economic rights.
9 March 20156.00pm - 7.30pm
Spanish writers Marcos Giralt Torrente and Elia Barceló discuss the state of literature in Spain today, the perils of translation and the newest trends is contemporary fiction.