Happiness and the City panel discussion
Michael Landy, Lisa Havilah, David Marr, Tanveer Ahmed
Lecture / symposium
As part of the 24th Project, Acts of Kindness, by Michael Landy, Kaldor Public Art Projects presents a free panel discussion, extending the conversation on the meaning and importance of kindness in the contemporary, urban world.
Celebrated British artist Michael Landy is joined by three lively panelists to discuss the meeting points of compassion, altruism and art in the public realm.
Tanveer Ahmed (psychiatrist and columnist), Lisa Havilah (Director, CarriageWorks) and David Marr (author and political commentator) consider issues raised by the Acts of Kindness project, including the impact of everyday interactions on our sense of happiness and belonging; compassion between strangers in an urban, national and international context and how public artworks can activate and energise a city.
The discussion is moderated by Gillian Minervini, creative director/producer, events, City of Sydney.
Saturday 24 September 2011, 3.00pm
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