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POSTPONED!! “Decolonising the City”

Hey folks, Please note that tonight’s scheduled talk “Dispersed: Decolonising the City” has been POSTPONED until further notice. Next week’s talk by Simon Springer and Catherine Howlett will go ahead as planned. Please spread the word! Warm wishes, BFU crew

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WINTER PROGRAM ANNOUNCED!

Hey BFUers! It’s time to get your blankets packed, a thermos of tea brewed and your thoughtful frowns at the ready…the BFU winter program is here! Join us every Wednesday evening for the next six weeks of winter for thoughtful discussions, heated … Continue reading

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DISPERSED: Decolonising the City

When?   6.30pm – 8pm, Thursday 21st July, 2016 Where?   People’s Park, Boundary Street, West End What?     Presentations and panel discussion Join us on Thursday evening for the second of our Winter Program series on the critical socio-political context … Continue reading

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BFU presents: More than Concrete and Steel

When?  6.30pm, Tuesday 31st May, 2016 Where? The Bearded Lady, Boundary Street, West End A historian, an indigenous activist and an urban designer walk into a bar, to talk about community organising in South Brisbane…. “More than Concrete and Steel” … Continue reading

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BFU presents: Working Hard or Hardly Working? Theories and practices of work

  Working hard, or hardly working? When? 2pm on Saturday 14th May Where? Carpark under Westpac Bank, 89-91 Boundary Street What? Discussion and workshop Our lives are dominated by working – whether there is too much of it or too … Continue reading

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Brisbane Free University presents: A short history of the Oranienplatz Refugee Strike Squat, Berlin.

The Oranienplatz Refugee Strike Squat is a refugee-led community struggle of many guises and dimensions mobilising against the conditions of Residenzpflicht currently imposed on refugees seeking asylum within the German state. Starting in 2012, the strike was initiated by refugees … Continue reading

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Queer Health in Queensland

Brisbane Free University is delighted to present a panel discussion: Queer Health in Queensland. In this conversation we hope to share knowledge of needs and services, and the gaps between the two. Where: Carpark under the Westpac Bank, 89-91 Boundary … Continue reading

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How shall we live then? Discussions on density and community in the future of Brisbane

When?      6.30pm, Thursday 29th October, 2015 Where?     Boundary Street, West End What? “How Shall We Live Then?” is a panel discussion bringing together perspectives from architecture, sociology and social theory to think about the best ways … Continue reading

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BFU Presents: WHOSE AUSTRALIA? The Indigenous Constitutional Recognition Debate

Please join us for a discussion of the reasons for and against both (a) constitutional recognition of First peoples, and (b) the establishment of Indigenous sovereignty. When: Tuesday July 14th, 6.30 – 8.30 pm Where: Carpark under the Westpac Bank, 89-91 Boundary … Continue reading

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BFU presents WTFU: A radical history of free universities.

Ever wondered ‘WTF is a Free University anyway’? Ever thought that BFU couldn’t get much more meta? Come along to our next session, when we’ll explore the political potentials of free universities across time and space! When: Thursday the 25th of … Continue reading

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