Issue 13
Monday, 14 August 2017
Charles Darwin University
E-news
Professor Brian Mooney
Professor Brian Mooney

Hub of big ideas at Darwin Festival

By Patrick Nelson

The School of Creative Arts and Humanities will present an afternoon of provocative questions and stimulating ideas from a selection of brilliant minds during a Darwin Festival event at Casuarina campus this Sunday (20 Aug).

Head of School, Philosophy Professor Brian Mooney said that “Sunday at CDU” would bring together artists, academics, a senator, and a social researcher to discuss burning questions facing Australia today.

“The School of Creative Arts and Humanities is delighted to lend its support to the ‘words and ideas’ stream of the program,” Professor Mooney said.

“We’ll explore some of the big issues facing the nation and the globe, and examine the fascinating intersection between science and the arts.”

Three of CDU’s Darwin-based international artists, Associate Professor Ioannis Michaloudis, Dr Christian Bok and Dr Nicolas Bullot will discuss the nexus of science and the arts and what this may mean for the future.

CDU academic Dr Curtis Roman will take part in the panel discussion “Questions for the Nation”, which will attempt to answer the question: What is the most important question for Australia to think about?

The program also will involve the Radio National Science Show’s Robyn Williams, who will discuss the art of turning complex science into compelling stories with Canadian science journalist Alanna Mitchell.

“The Darwin Festival is renowned as a celebration of music, theatre and visual arts as well as for stories and ideas,” Professor Mooney said.

“Sunday at CDU” is free and open to the public in the CDU Theatre, Sunday 20 August, 2pm-5pm. Bookings required. W: darwinfestival.org.au