I'VE BEEN TO A PARALLEL WORLD
WHAT IF YOU COULD LEARN FROM A PERSON WHO HAS BEEN TO A PARALLEL WORLD?
L to R: Caroline Bowditch, Jinghua Qian, Zena Cumpston & Georgina Woods.
What if you could learn from a person who has been to another world? This event takes the premise at the heart of The Parallel Effect project – that an untold number of universes exist alongside each other – and invites you to gain direct access to some of our reality’s most fascinating thinkers as they describe the histories, structures and systemic workings of the parallel worlds they have visited, in detail.
Join panelists Caroline Bowditch, Jinghua Qian, Zena Cumpston and Georgina Woods to hear about worlds where access and equity have been prioritised, worlds without gender, worlds centring truth telling as a means of healing for people and country, and worlds where climate change has been dramatically slowed and nearly halted towards the end of the twentieth century. This event will be hosted by The Parallel Effect's Daz Chandler.
This event is free, will be AUSLAN interpreted and will commence with a Tanderrum - an official Welcome to Country delivered by Wurundjeri man, Colin Hunter Jnr Jnr. Food and refreshments will be provided by STREAT Catering, a social enterprise that directly supports the training and job opportunities of some of Victoria’s most marginalised young people through their youth programs.
Wednesday, 8th November, 2023 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (UTC+11)
The Wheeler Centre
167 Little Lonsdale Street, Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung Country, Kulin Nation AKA Melbourne, VIC 3000
Content and Sensory Warning:
This performance contains complex themes and paradigm-altering experiences.
The Wheeler Centre is located on the second floor of the Wheeler Centre building, accessible via a ramp as well as stairs. The front doors are automatic and are 1.41 metres wide.
The Performance Space doors are 1.84 metres wide.
The space is a long narrow space and chairs will be set out in rows, in a single block, with no centre aisle. The aisles on either side will be at least 1 meter wide.
The bathroom is 10.2 metres from our main space.
The floor is flat and suitable for most wheelchairs and other mobility aids. There are no internal stairs in the foyer area or in our main space.
If you are in a wheelchair or have a mobility aid, please contact the Wheeler Centre directly via email@example.com and they will reserve a space for you and seats for your whole party up towards the front of the audience.
Assistance animals are welcome (drinking water provided on request).
The Wheeler Centre operates a hearing loop in the Performance Space, which allows patrons who are wearing a hearing aid to tune in to the frequency of the venue.
Presented in partnership with City of Melbourne's Melbourne Conversations.
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