[csaa-forum] Aquarius and beyond: 40 years on… | Advance Call for Papers and Expressions of Interest

Rob Garbutt rob.garbutt at scu.edu.au
Fri Jun 29 15:05:12 CST 2012

***** Aquarius and beyond: 40 years on… *****
*** Advance Call for Papers and Expressions of Interest ***

The May 1973 Aquarius Festival in Nimbin, NSW, was a regional and national catalyst for change. From home-birth to farming, from building to local markets, from eating to social relations and beyond, this Festival, organised by the Australian Union of Students, provided a stimulus for ‘alternative’ thinking and action on a kaleidoscopic range of social and cultural practices.
On the occasion of the 40th anniversary in 2013, Aquarius and beyond takes this opportunity to reflect on the events that together became the Aquarius Festival and the ongoing threads that weave their way into contemporary Australian life.
In the spirit of the festival, Aquarius and beyond is seeking Expressions of Interest and Calling for Papers for a one-day market of ideas styled as a multiversity event. Acknowledging that no one way of knowing has the capacity to encompass all knowledge, we are interested in bringing together a range of expressions, reflections and projections into the future: from academic short 20-minute papers to performances; from film and pamphleteering to speakers panels and soapboxes; and all points in-between.
Aquarius and beyond is a collaborative event organised by Southern Cross University’s Centre for Peace and Social Justice and the School of Arts and Social Science, in conjunction with the Aquarian Archive. Contributions that use the resources of the Aquarian Archive are particularly welcome.
Aquarius and beyond will take place on Friday 24 May 2013 in Nimbin at the Town Hall. The day will be fully catered, and priced so that is affordable to all. Registration and cost details are still to be worked out. If you would like to be placed on our email list for updates, please let the organisers know.
Apart from the event, a range of other outcomes are envisaged including a web site documenting Aquarius and beyond and publication opportunities, including an edited book.
Themes for contributions could include, but are not limited to:
    * agriculture, food, health
    * birthing, children and education
    * the children and grandchildren of Aquarius
    * technological innovation and sustainability
    * land use, architecture and building
    * markets and alternative economies
    * fashion, music, art, performance, graphic design, craft and creativity
    * activism, social movements, peace-building, the good life, and optimism for the future
    * literary, philosophical, political and spiritual contexts and developments
    * local, national and global connections
    * sexuality, relationships, families, and communities
    * ‘alternative’-‘straight’ encounters
Paper Abstracts and Expressions of Interest should include:
    * a title
    * contributor(s) name, affiliation (if relevant) and contact details
    * a 200 word (maximum) proposal
The organisers are happy to discuss any proposals before the submission date.

Key dates
1 February 2013  - Abstracts for Papers and Expressions of Interest due (200 words maximum)
1 March 2013 - Responses to proposals
15 April 2013 - Draft program published
24 May 2013 - Aquarius and beyond, Nimbin Town Hall
For further information and submission of Abstracts/Expressions of Interest please contact:
Dr. Rob Garbutt
School of Arts and Social Sciences
Southern Cross University
PO Box 157
Lismore, NSW, 2480.
phone: 02 6620 3350
email: rob.garbutt at scu.edu.au
The Aquarius and beyond organising committee is: Dr. Rob Garbutt, Graham Irvine,  Rhonda Ellis, Nigel Hayes, Vanessa Bible, Assoc. Prof. Baden Offord, Dr. Nell Cook,  Dr. Adele Wessell

Dr. Rob Garbutt

Honours Co-ordinator - BA, BMedia, BSocSc
School of Arts and Social Sciences

Southern Cross University
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