Tag: sustainability

Alan Roberts Prize: What if Ivan Illich Were Elected Mayor?

The winning essay for 2021 in Arena’s annual Alan Roberts Prize.

Against Resilience

In our topsy-turvy world...the ‘abnormal’ has become ‘normal’, to be resilient is now to be relatively comfortable with unsustainable degrees of madness and change.

Alan Roberts Prize Essay: The Cars That Ate Paris, by Stephen Pascoe

Complicity with our own destruction: can we break out of our cultural dependencies?

Policy Capture in the Murray-Darling Basin, by Daniel Connell

The retreat from sustainable river management and prospects for change

‘Postcolonial Dilemmas of Indigenous Australia’

Event

July 11, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Institute of Postcolonial Studies, North Melbourne, 3051
Join in conversation with Gary Foley, Djon Mundine, Jon Altman, Phillip Batty, Melinda Hinkson and Libby Porter

Our Agency is Powerful

Roger Nelson talks with environmental art activist Natalie Jeremijenko on creating future foods for humans and the planet

Water in a Geo-political Context

Lindsay Fitzclarence on the need for alternative perspectives about water policies and the Murray-Darling Basin

Consuming Social Justice

This article attempts to move beyond totalising cynicism, as well as unbridled optimism, towards a more nuanced understanding of fair trade. I explore the contradictions and paradoxes of using consumer practices to build bridges of socio-economic solidarity across core and periphery. More specifically, I want to determine how fair-trade discourse constructs understandings of development, consumerism, and global justice.

Dislocations – Salman Rushdie and Fiji

John Hinkson

Capital’s First International?

James Goodman The World Economic Forum is Coming to Town

Mapping the Political Terrain

George Aditjondro Post-Referendum Timor Loro Sa'e