Sydney Festival and The University of Sydney presents
Are We Happy Yet?
Happiness: we seek it, feel it and express it in billions of different ways. But what is it?
The search for happiness – and attempts to escape from unhappiness – emerge as recurring themes of the 2010 program, from Optimism to Hamlet; Giselle to Happy as Larry.
Our inaugural World Café integrates performance and music into a rich discussion on the nature of human happiness, with perspectives from the worlds of art, philosophy and spirituality.
The event will feature a panel discussion moderated by Professor Geoff Gallop and the evening will be facilitated by Associate Professor Lyn Carson. Panelists will include Caroline West - a senior lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Sydney, Bhante Sujato - an Australian Buddhist monk from Santi Forest Monastery in Bundanoon and Shaun Parker – choreographer of Happy as Larry (Sydney Festival 2010) and This Show is about People (Sydney Festival 2008).
As a conversational process, the World Café is an innovative yet simple methodology for hosting conversations about questions that matter. These conversations link and build on each other as people move between groups, cross-pollinate ideas, and discover new insights into the questions or issues that are most important in their life, work, or community. As a process, the World Café can evoke and make visible the collective intelligence of any group, thus increasing people’s capacity for effective action in pursuit of common aims.
World Cafés have grown popular around the globe as an informal and effective way to bring people together to discuss big ideas in a relaxed environment.
Over 18's venue only
To view the Inner West 2010 Minisite, click here.
Photo: Ingvar Kenne
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To continue the World Café conversation and view content hosted by iMEET! from Are We Happy Yet?, follow this link. You will need to register to gain access, and can return as often as you like. The registration process asks for a user-generated username, a first and last name, and an email address to gain access.
With thanks to iMEET! for their participation in this event.