We've Got This: what we can do as individuals and why it matters
With Tiahni Adamson, Rob Brookman and Jess Scully / Chaired by Audrey Mason-Hyde
Climate Crisis and the Arts / West Stage
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We've Got This: what we can do as individuals and why it matters description
It’s easy to feel powerless when faced by a huge issue like the climate crisis. This discussion will focus on the power of the individual and how it can feed into collective climate action. Speakers will offer ideas and inspiration from around the world to explore how creativity can be used as a vessel for change, highlighting and discussing existing solutions and exploring the power of collective action.
Tiahni Adamson is a First Nations youth environmental activist and state coordinator of Seed, Australia’s first Indigenous-led youth climate action group. Tiahni communicates climate science through conveying her special connection with land to educate, advocate and nurture sustainable living practices on country.
Rob Brookman is a leading Australian theatre producer, festival director, cultural programmer and arts administrator. He has held leadership positions in a number of the Australasia's foremost festivals and performing arts organisations, including the Adelaide Festival, Adelaide Festival Centre, National Festival of Australian Theatre, New Zealand International Festival of Arts, Arts Projects Australia, Sydney Theatre Company and State Theatre Company South Australia. In 1992, he co-founded Australia’s leading world music festival WOMADelaide and remained as Artistic Director and/or Artistic Advisor for 15 years. Rob has also run his own cultural consultancy Sweet Reason Pty Ltd offering consulting services and undertaking feasibility studies and project development work for a wide range of clients. Rob has held many arts-related Board positions and is currently a Trustee of the WOMADelaide Foundation.
At 16, Aud has experience as an actor, spoken word poet, activist and public speaker. In 2017 they created and performed a TedX talk about their experience of gender, which has since garnered over one million views. Since, they have appeared in several award winning films, been a consultant, keynote speaker and slam poet. Aud also works as a youth activist in the Adelaide School Strike 4 Climate group, and through their workshop facilitation, is a strong advocate for the queering of society.
Jess Scully is an author, arts curator and Deputy Lord Mayor of Sydney. Her first book, Glimpses of Utopia: Real Ideas for a Fairer World, shares projects and policies from around the world that help us actively build a sustainable and inclusive future.