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The Voice of the People: instrument for change or just a lot of noise?

4 June 2013, 6.30 pm-7.30 pm

Public lectures

Deakin Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne

Freedom of speech is a central tenet of democracy. Today tweeting, facebook and texting means that anyone anywhere can comment on anything at anytime. This omnipresence of the people’s voice is impacting political movements and social change. Many are now starting up businesses with a social or environmental mandate – and building community support for their efforts via social media. Or are they? Hosted by John Faine, featuring Paddy Manning, Dr Peter Chen, Sam McLean. Presented by RMIT SEEDS.

Contacts
Trevor Dean
0392445556
trevor.dean@deakin.edu.au


Robert Hague: Deca: 2003-2013

5 June 2013-13 July 2013

Exhibitions

Deakin Art Gallery (Melbourne Burwood Campus)

The singular and yet ordinary image of a hammer, left casually atop a plinth, inspired a profound change in the art and thinking of Robert Hague. This simple hammer, appearing to usurp an unmade sculpture, rich in metaphor and replete with a history of creation and destruction was to become a path from abstraction to appropriation and the conceptual. This exhibition includes models, prints and sculpture from a 10 year period and describes the artist's journey of experimentation and reflection.

Contacts
Julie Nolan
03 92445344
jnolan@deakin.edu.au

Leanne Willis
03 9244 5123
lwillis@deakin.edu.au


The Future Journey of Democracy: an Australian experience

11 June 2013, 6.30 pm-8.30 pm

Public lectures

Deakin Edge, Federation, Square, Melbourne

It’s an election year and this free forum will bring Melbourne and Canberra together in a heady discussion on the power of the human voice and Australian democracy in a global context. Academics in Canberra tackle the rich content of the Arab Springs, while representatives from Melbourne’s Greek, Indian Somali and Burmese communities provide a rare insight into democracy on the ground in Melbourne. Including a live cross from Melbourne to a Centenary of Canberra forum at the National Press Club.

Contacts
Trevor Dean
0392445556
trevor.dean@deakin.edu.au


Exhibition: 'Recovery Journeys Expressed'

17 June 2013-21 June 2013, 9.00 am-5.00 pm

Exhibitions

Deakin University Waterfront Campus, Gheringhap Street, Geelong

Barwon Health Drug and Alcohol Services facilitate 'Making Changes' - an ongoing therapeutic recovery group for people healing from alcohol and other drug addictions. Art Therapy is used as part of the therapeutic processes of the group. These processes provide insight into the difficult journey individuals undertake on the road to recovery. To recognise National Drug Action Week, clients have consented to sharing their recovery through a public display – expressing their stories ... Mon 17

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Contacts
Mark Randall
03 4215 8700
MARKRA@barwonhealth.org.au


The molecular machines that create your flesh and blood

18 June 2013, 6.00 pm-8.30 pm

Public lectures

Deakin Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne

Founded upon data from the frontier of biomedical research, Drew Berry's art practice synthesises science and high-end visualisation technology to explore the pulsing cellular landscapes beneath your skin. Presented by the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, this forum will explore the power of science to heal and the ethical implications that such power creates.

Contacts
Trevor Dean
0392445556
trevor.dean@deakin.edu.au


Science City: Has Melbourne got what it takes?

25 June 2013, 6.00 pm-7.30 pm

Public lectures

Deakin Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne

Should we declare Melbourne a City of Science? A slice of our best brains dissect and analyse Melbourne’s scientific pre-eminence and gaze over the horizon at our scientific future. Join the crowd, celebrate the successes and get that question answered in this special edition of Melbourne Conversations. Moderater Peter Mares, former ABC Radio National presenter, leads the team of panelists including research biologist Sir Gus Nossal AC.

Contacts
Trevor Dean
0392445556
trevor.dean@deakin.edu.au


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