2024 Wellspring launched the first event and recording is now available

2024 Wellspring launched the first event and recording is now available
Thursday 16 May 2024

On the evening of Thursday 18 April, the ANU School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics, together with The Street Theatre, launched the first event of the 2024 Wellspring Series, 'Memory In the City', an imaginative and interactive reading of André Dao's novel Anam.

'Memory in the City’ celebrated the power of creative and historical writing and art to reimagine cities as places of memory, solidarities, narratives, and new perspectives.

Featuring Anam's author André Dao, ANU School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics's Ann-Sophie Levidis and Leslie Barnes, and ANU College of Law's Desmond Manderson, the panel took us on a journey through different urban landscapes – Melbourne, Hanoi, Paris, and Cambridge, to explore the long-lasting impact of migration on the cultural tapestry of our cities and the potential for new pasts and futures.

Recording of the event is now available. You can watch it below on this page or here.

 
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Moderator, Ann-Sophie Levidis, Lecturer in French Studies, ANU 
André Dao, Refugee Advocate and Novelist 
Leslie Barnes, Associate Professor in French Studies, ANU
Desmond Manderson, Professor of Law, Director of the Centre for Law Arts and Humanities, ANU 
Sue Thompson, Associate Professor of Southeast Asian Studies, ANU 

 
Wellspring: Enquiry and Exchange Bringing campus to the community, Wellspring is an exciting series of immersive events that explores new depths of cultural enquiry and exchange. A collaboration between The Street Theatre and the ANU School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics, Wellspring invites Canberra’s curious to experience the inexhaustible source of human creativity and communication. Get ready for big bold ideas inviting curiosity and conversation.

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