Embracing The Wild
Date(s) - October 25, 2018
Time - 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
This is a third-party event not organised by Permablitz. We've added it because we reckon it looks pretty good!
Location - Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC)
Embrace The Wild – with Bob Brown, Patricia Piccinini, Miriam Lancewood and Bruce Pascoe.
In our work-dominated, technology-immersed lives we often forget to consider the systems of nature and our place in them. Our relationship to nature can be a rich source of understanding and attentiveness, humility and wonder, self-knowledge and wellbeing for ourselves, as well as the world we live in.
This October, we’ve brought together four of Australia’s most extraordinary thinkers to explore the relationship between nature and our emotional wellbeing: our outer and inner wild. At this exclusive live event, we will be guided through four key ideas and encouraged to undertake a series of self-reflective exercises designed to challenge our thinking around nature and our emotional wellbeing.
Throughout the evening we will hear ideas from:
• Author and adventurer Miriam Lancewood will share her personal experiences of living in the New Zealand wilderness and the effect that the wild has on our minds.
• Environmentalist, activist and former leader of the Australian Greens Bob Brown will explore the relationship between nature and our health.
• Acclaimed contemporary artist Patricia Piccinini will use art to explore the unknown and unfamiliar within ourselves.
• Indigenous writer and anthologist Bruce Pascoe will challenge us to reconsider our understanding of wilderness in Australia.
Co-curated and presented in partnership with our friends at Dumbo Feather magazine, this event is part of a new series exploring major emotional concerns in our modern world. We will leave with new perspectives on the theme and practical ideas about how we might think and act differently.