Wed, 25 Mar | Borderlands

Sand Talk - Book Discussion Group

Essential reading. Join us to discuss how we might apply what we learn from this amazing book. Weekly sessions run 5.30 - 7.30 pm for 8 weeks
Registration iwll close on 12 February 2020
Sand Talk - Book Discussion Group

Time & Location

25 Mar 2020, 5:30 pm AEDT – 13 May 2020, 7:30 pm AEST
Borderlands , Suite 43 Metro west, 25 - 27 Albert Street, Footscray 3011 Victoria

About the Event

 Tyson Yunkaporta is an academic, an arts critic, and a researcher who belongs to the Apalech Clan in far north Queensland. He carves traditional tools and weapons and also works as a senior lecturer in Indigenous Knowledges at Deakin University in Melbourne. 

This remarkable book is about everything from echidnas to evolution, cosmology to cooking, sex and science and spirits to Schrödinger’s cat.

Tyson Yunkaporta looks at global systems from an Indigenous perspective. He asks how contemporary life diverges from the pattern of creation. How does this affect us? How can we do things differently?

Sand Talk provides a template for living. It’s about how lines and symbols and shapes can help us make sense of the world. It’s about how we learn and how we remember. It’s about talking to everybody and listening carefully. It’s about finding different ways to look at things.

Most of all it’s about Indigenous thinking, and how it can save the world.

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