Online event – Rose Scott Women Writers’ Festival – Griffith Review 73: Hey, Utopia!


When: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm AEST, Saturday 9 October 2021

Where: Online. Register here.

Join Griffith Review editor Ashley Hay in conversation with Jane Gleeson-White, Bronwen Morgan and Amelia Thorpe – all contributors to Griffith Review’s latest edition, Hey, Utopia! – as they explore the power of asking ‘what if’. How can this simple question open up new possibilities in law, in economics, in governance and policy in the world as we inhabit and experience it, and what happens when we disrupt and explode premises taken for granted for so long?

About the panellists:

Jane Gleeson-White is a visiting fellow at UNSW Canberra, and her writing on economics, sustainability and literature has appeared widely. She is the author of four books, including Double Entry, the internationally acclaimed history of accounting, and its sequel, Six CapitalsA woman’s work is never done – and in her essay ‘Erasure’, Jane argues that it’s never counted eitherand asks when will we reshape our economic systems so that they value both the paid and unpaid labour of half our population.

Bronwen Morgan is professor of law at the Faculty of Law and Justice at UNSW Sydney and co-founder of the New Economy Network of Australia. Amelia Thorpe is associate professor in the Faculty of Law and Justice at UNSW Sydney. Her new book is Owning the Street: The Everyday Life of PropertyIn ‘The hopeful edges of power’ in Hey, Utopia! Bronwen and Amelia, along with Davina Cooper, discuss the potential for change in politics, the law and governance by behaving as if a great transformation had already taken place, and asking: what might happen after that?

Hey, Utopia! features contributions from Ellen van Neerven, Fiona Foley, Alex Cothren, Jane Gleeson-White, Briohny Doyle, Sarah Sentilles, David Threlfall, Julianne Schultz and many more…

Now, more than ever, Australia’s writers
need readers for their work

Editions of Griffith Review 73: Hey, Utopia! are available in bookshops and online from 3 August 2021. Or you can visit our store and purchase a subscription. You’ll receive the current and next three editions of Griffith Review!

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