As the world teeters between old and new ways of doing, can we remake the balance between what we need and what we nurture? Can we forge a new equilibrium to sustain us into the twenty-first century?
Having challenged so much – social practices and social structures, habits of mind and habits of leisure – will the pandemic leave a lasting legacy on how we shape the world? Griffith Review 71: Remaking the Balance examines how our natural, economic and cultural systems might be refashioned post-pandemic: will it be a return to business as usual, or can we reinvent our relationship with all that is animal, vegetable and mineral to create a more sustainable future?
Edited by Ashley Hay, Remaking the Balance looks at how we can do more with what we have, and features leading writers and thinkers, including Gabrielle Chan, Clare Wright, Matthew Evans, Sophie Cunningham, Inga Simpson, John Kinsella, Declan Fry, plus an exclusive Q&A with Barbara Kingsolver.
Listen to editor Ashley Hay read her introduction to Griffith Review 71: Remaking the Balance 'Create, destroy, reset'.
In the latest Griffith Review ‘Backstory’ podcast – in support of GR71:Remaking the Balance – Nance Haxton explores the return of Indigenous fire regimes to Australia’s landscape, for ecological management and cultural practice, and encounters practitioners and stories that speak to the power of this tool in terms of recovery, reconnection and reconciliation.
Listen to contributor Tony Wood, Energy Program Director, Grattan Institute, discuss his essay from Griffith Review 71: Remaking the Balance 'Accords and antagonisms' and the year ahead for climate policy in Australia.