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2017 Disrupted – Festival of Ideas opens at State Library

A comprehensive program of free activities and speakers will feature at the State Library of Western Australia this weekend, including Tara Moss, Tiernan Brady and Kon Karapanagiotidis.

Disrupted – Festival of Ideas, which is in its fourth year, aims to inspire conversation, provoke ideas and encourage change.

This year, the program will explore concepts of survival and endurance throughout an extensive program of inspirational presentations, question and answer sessions, discussion panels, conversations and immersive experiences.

The opening presentation by lawyer, social worker and teacher Kon Karapanagiotidis titled ‘A Fair Go’ explores first-hand experiences with asylum seekers; as well as how innovative approaches to the drivers of migration, including climate change, natural disasters and human made crises, can lead to long-term resilience building efforts.

All festival events are free but registration is required for some sessions. Visit https://slwa.wa.gov.au for more information and to download the full program. All events will also be streamed State-wide, ensuring access for all Western Australians.

Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman said the festival would be lively and entertaining, as well as provocative and controversial.

Source: Media Statements – 2017 Disrupted – Festival of Ideas opens today at State Library