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March 12, 2012

Why things don't change: three writers in conversation

Why is it that, even when we are exposed to shocking stories or images, nothing seems to change in the system as a whole? What would make an abstract subject like energy come to life for people in this media cluttered world? As part of Arcola Theatre’s Green Sunday in London on 25 March, John Thackara will discuss this conundrum with two fellow writers. Rick Poynor is a critic, lecturer and curator who specialises in design, media and visual culture. He founded Eye, co-founded Design Observer, and contributes columns to Eye and Print. His latest book is Uncanny: Surrealism and Graphic Design. As for my other guest, his book Time’s Up! made him a few friends and more enemies. Keith Farnish says his next book “Underminers” takes things a lot further. Keith is a father, a writer, a thinker, a grower, a baker, a maker, a talker and a listener who is learning to once again connect with the real world and perhaps take a shot at undermining the industrial system. He lives in a village in the Scottish Borders with a wife, two children and six chickens. Green Sunday runs 12:30 to 19:00 on 25 March; it's free, and no reservation is required. Our conversation is at 16:30h, Studio 2, Arcola Theatre, 24 Ashwin Street, London E8 3DL (Dalston Junction Tube). If you want to be well-prepared for this conversation, check out Regarding The Pain Of The Planet: A Reader

Posted by Kristi at March 12, 2012 06:52 AM