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BFU presents: In Defence of Difficult Art

Join us for a community conversation about the radical potential of “difficult art” through a deep dive into aesthetic theory, the politics and poetics of sound, world-building, alter-politics and radical imaginaries. Whether you’re a seasoned thinker-about-music or just curious, invested … Continue reading

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BFU presents: Race, colonialism & the politics of representation

When? 6pm – 7.30pm, Wednesday 23 May Where? Bunyapa Park, West End What? Critical conversation and public discussion Join us to hear Dr. Chelsea Bond and Dr. Paige West in conversation about racism, colonialism, representation and violence in Australia and … Continue reading

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BFU presents: Art, politics & public space in the New World City

When? 6pm – 7.30pm, Wednesday 25 April Where? Bunyapa Park, West End What?¬†Brisbane Free University kicks off the year with a juicy public conversation on the politics and practices of participatory public art. And alliteration. Speakers: Shane Sugrue is one-fifth … Continue reading

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BFU presents: “Don’t be Evil” – Data Activism and Digital Rights

When? 6.30pm – 8pm, Wednesday 8 November, 2017 Where? Bunyapa Park, cnr Thomas St and Vulture St, West End What? Public panel discussion and community conversation Details: What is “big data”? Who is collecting it? And how are processes of … Continue reading

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BFU presents: Decolonisation, Indigenous sovereignty and ‘the City’

What? Public lecture and discussion When? 1pm – 2.30pm, Saturday 12th August, 2017 Where? Cnr Russell St and Boundary St, West End, Brisbane. Who?¬†We are absolutely honoured to present Uncle Sam Watson and Debbi Jones in conversation with facilitator/s Adam … Continue reading

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BFU presents: “The artist as facilitator”

Join us tomorrow night from 6.30pm – 8.30pm at Wandering Cooks for the next in a series of talks co-hosted with People-Art-Place, investigating the politics and poetics of public art projects in “The Artist as Facilitator.” When? Tuesday 16th May, … Continue reading

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BFU presents: Brisbane’s Shrinking Public Realm

Brisbane’s Shrinking Public Realm (revisited): Gentrification, privatisation and the social impacts of urban enclosures BFU is proud to present a session in collaboration with the Right to the City Brisbane as part of the 24-hour “Instead of a Casino” occupation … Continue reading

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