TSOL Live: Unlearning [Melbourne]
Tuesday August 4, 2015 - 6:00 PM
The Deakin Edge, Federation Square
Corner of Swanston Street and Flinders Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Julie Judd and Anna Vost
Language/ Cultural Consultant:
About the Show
“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.”
– Charles Darwin
How can we be more open to change? How can we continue to be creative and innovative in our personal and professional lives? In a fast-paced and ever-changing world, we can often feel like we are stuck in automatic mode, following a set path and repeating the same behaviours again and again. How we eat, work, think, love and interact is guided by habits and ideas that we have learned and expectations that we carry about ourselves and others. Through unlearning we can begin to step back from what we have learned and acquired, allowing ourselves to become more open to change.
This August at The School of Life we have brought together four key thinkers to share ideas that will help us to unlearn some of the fundamental aspects of our lives. Through the lenses of neuroscience, sex, education and suburbia we will develop skills in how to let go of what we have learned, to become more agile and create space for change and new ideas.
At this two-hour, evening event at Federation Square, we’ll be guided through four key exercises and ideas, with interludes and some essential humour from multi-award winning comic Lawrence Leung. You will leave with practical tips on ways to unlearn, learn and relearn the many social and cultural norms that we take for granted in our everyday lives.