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UNTHINKABLE

7 - 9 November 2019
6:00pm - 9:30pm
dynamite fuse about to be lit
A series of live talks exploring the questions we haven’t asked, the futures we can avoid and the unexpected realities yet to come.

LIVE TALKS | 7–9 NOV 2019

Futures reimagined. Realities not yet considered. Ideas to explore.

We are hurtling full-speed towards a future that feels determined. One of privacy disruption, climate crisis and deeply divided politics. But ideas shift. Times change. We adapt. So how can we be sure we’re headed in the right direction?

If history has taught us anything, it’s that we have an uncanny capacity to make mistakes. What was once the status quo becomes unthinkable. What was once inconceivable becomes common place. So, what can we learn from the unthinkable actions of our past? And what lessons lie in the realm of ideas we are yet to imagine? It would be dangerous to believe there’s nothing left to learn, so why presume we know everything there is to think?

Presented by the UNSW Centre for Ideas and Carriageworks.

Events

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7 Nov 6:00pm 7:15pm
FREE EVENT | What happens when we look a lifetime into the future? Will we have fixed today’s problems or sunk under their weight?
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8 Nov 6:30pm 7:30pm
If women and girls want to dismantle the system, they will need to embrace the qualities they have been trained to avoid.
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8 Nov 8:15pm 9:15pm
Are we in the midst of a new war of religion asks #1 New York Times best-selling author Reza Aslan.
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9 Nov 4:30pm 5:30pm
We all want long lives, so why are we so afraid of growing old?
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9 Nov 6:15pm 7:15pm
Being nice won’t create the rebellions that will finally give women control of their destinies.
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9 Nov 8:00pm 9:00pm
Can we break through the anger and hatred that permeate the internet?