Tyson Yunkaporta - Sand Talk

Friday 21 August 2020
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
ZOOM Online
Ticket $5.00, Book (Sand Talk) $32.99
Tickets available until 21 August 2020 4:00 PM

This event commences at 6.30pm. 

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

Join Tyson Yunkaporta for the launch of Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World.

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.

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.

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