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Media and the arts

Exploring the literary, digital and performative modes people use to create, communicate, challenge and express ideas

Between different worlds

Antarctica is both a physical locality and an imaginary possibility – as a pivot around which the world turns, it has proven historically to be a space where human ideas of exploration, investigation and fantasy have played out.

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Community Radio

COVID, climate change and Australia’s community radio sector

Climate responses are often distant global discussions that don’t translate to the everyday lived experience of local communities. The embeddedness of community radio in the social and cultural lives of their communities is an untapped reservoir to communicate climate action and pursue climate justice. 

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New vibrations

In the first months of 2020, the vibrations of the Earth changed. As monitored by a global network of seismologists, the average daily displacement of the surface of the planet – measured in nanometres, or increments of one billionth of a metre – fell around the world, from Nepal to Barcelona to Brussels.

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Melbourne Mural

What COVID-19 teaches us about resilience

Last year I found my dry cleaner sewing by the light of a single lamp in his darkened store, in a scene reminiscent of an 18th-century still-life oil painting. Only in that moment did I fully grasp the meaning of the words “the economic cost of COVID-19”.

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Between different worlds

Antarctica is both a physical locality and an imaginary possibility – as a pivot around which the world turns, it has proven historically to be a space where human ideas of exploration, investigation and fantasy have played out.

Read more
Community Radio

COVID, climate change and Australia’s community radio sector

Climate responses are often distant global discussions that don’t translate to the everyday lived experience of local communities. The embeddedness of community radio in the social and cultural lives of their communities is an untapped reservoir to communicate climate action and pursue climate justice. 

Read more

New vibrations

In the first months of 2020, the vibrations of the Earth changed. As monitored by a global network of seismologists, the average daily displacement of the surface of the planet – measured in nanometres, or increments of one billionth of a metre – fell around the world, from Nepal to Barcelona to Brussels.

Read more
Melbourne Mural

What COVID-19 teaches us about resilience

Last year I found my dry cleaner sewing by the light of a single lamp in his darkened store, in a scene reminiscent of an 18th-century still-life oil painting. Only in that moment did I fully grasp the meaning of the words “the economic cost of COVID-19”.

Read more
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