Soapbox

Richard Misilei
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Richard Misilei, manager of the only youth library in Aotearoa, talks about the changing role of libraries in our communities.
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The Big Idea Editor
Lani Wendt Young
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You may not be dating Taylor Swift and run the risk of finding your relationship on Spotify, but Lani Wendt Young would like you to be aware of a few key points.
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The Big Idea Editor
Judy Darragh at Akl Art Gallery
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NZ artists have been missing out, but luckily, change is in the air: Judy Darragh wants the money to come back into the artists’ pockets, and she knows of a way how.
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The Big Idea Editor
Abyss Between Counts
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Tackling the lack of affordable housing in their new dance performance, Hadley and Zoe of DyCypher Productions challenge us to take another look at what can be done.
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The Big Idea Editor
Melissa Laing, Controlled Environment Laboratory, 2018. Courtesy of the artist.
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Intellectual property is a hotly debated topic among artists and creatives. Melissa Laing shares her opinion here with a passionate polemic for generosity.
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The Big Idea Editor
Image supplied by Shari Storie.
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What on earth is Music Therapy? Shari Storie hears this a lot.
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The Big Idea Editor
LitCrawl. Image by Russell Kleyn.
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LitCrawl director Claire Mabey reflects on why flexibility is harder than we think.
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The Big Idea Editor
Photo by Jocelyn Wu on Unsplash
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In an age when rigorous critique gives way to hot takes, freelance arts writer Kate Powell asks just what the hell is going on. It’s not what you think. It’s worse.
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Kate Powell
Serious: The Hamilton Sept of the Clan McGillicuddy at 100 Old Farm Road, December 1992.
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Social media and smartphones mean everyone can now have their own soapbox
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The Big Idea Editor
Amy Shamblin
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Think the arts are all opening nights and cocktail parties?
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The Big Idea Editor