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Events list

  • Date
  • 9 March 2015
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - Spanish Literature

    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.

  • 10 March 2015
    6.00pm - 7.30pm
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    Sydney Ideas - Chinoiserie and Japonisme: continuity or rupture?

    The influence of Japanese art on nineteenth-century modern painters, Japonisme, is widely acknowledged. But was it really that different from earlier interactions with Asia, particularly seventeenth- and eighteenth- century Chinoiserie? Professor Petra Chu offers a challenge to previous narratives.

  • 10 March 2015
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - The News Cycle and Education: media, politics and public policy

    Do the often negative narratives around the drift to private schools, testing, ranking and teacher quality perpetuated by the media have on impact on the formation of policy and the implementation of practice in our schools?

  • 12 March 2015
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - A Surprisingly Short History of the 'Right to Know'

    The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) passed by the US Congress in 1966 was the first modern law of its kind in the world. Professor Michael Schudson reconsiders the 21st-century meanings of the 'right to know', and suggests several reasons why this ground-breaking law was of global significance. 

  • 12 March 2015
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - Climate Change and Resilience

    Professor Neil Adger argues that the way governments react to flood, drought and coastal change effects expectations and the willingness of citizens to engage and adapt themselves. Climate change therefore amplifies the flourishing of resilient societies.

  • 18 March 2015
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - Urban Lightscapes/Social Nightscapes

    Configuring Light/ Staging the Social is a multidisciplinary research program at the London School of Economics that forges an integral dialogue between social sciences, design, architecture and urban planning focused on light as one of the most fundamental features of social life.

  • 19 March 2015
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - Looking West

    Western Australia is central to national prosperity. Perth has grown into a boomtown the likes of which Australia hasn’t seen since the 1850s, and some of the world’s richest people now hark from WA. But what will be left when the mining boom deflates?

  • 24 March 2015
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - Curating Chinese Contemporary Art in an Australian Context

    In recent years, interest in contemporary Chinese art has exploded in Australia and across the world. Tonight some of Australia's most prominent curators share their thoughts on what makes certain artists tick, and what might be the challenges of putting up exhibitions in a cross-cultural context.

  • 24 March 2015
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - The Arts, Democracy and Education

    What role can the Arts play in the creation of critically aware and active citizens in our democracy? As the Arts are marginalised in neoliberal reforms of education, Peter O’Connor argues we need to make a case for the arts in education based on how it safeguards the freedoms and rights of all.

  • 25 March 2015
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - The Hong Kong Umbrella Movement: A post-mortem

    What happened during the ‘Umbrella Movement’, a pro-democracy political movement which took the former British colony by storm in late 2014? Former diplomat Jocelyn Chey and historian John Wong share their findings after extensive fieldwork in the Chinese mainland, England, and Hong Kong .