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Culture Crossroads panel

Dr Sarah Irving-Stonebraker & Stephen McAlpine
Thu 27 Oct 2022

Culture Crossroads - How to capture the past without cancelling the future

Speakers: Dr Sarah Irving-Stonebraker & Stephen McAlpine

Panel discussion lead by moderator Jeri Jones Sparks

The past does hold power over us. Our birthplace, our family heritage, and our shared history all have made us who we are today. We carry all of these experiences with us each day. Yet, as we look at our history, some of these memories make us cheer, some are forgettable, while others cause us to shake our heads in shame.

How do we respond to life's mixed bag of contradictions? We all can respond differently, there are some who prefer to cancel and curate. It is difficult to get the images out of your mind of people tearing down and vandalising statues around the world. While others choose to ignore it all and merely 'live in the now' or just turn up the volume on their Spotify playlist to drown it all out.

Is there a better way to peer into the past? Why are we so fearful of our past mistakes? How can we make the most of history and capture the future?

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