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Night Of Ideas New Zealand

The Night of Ideas New Zealand is an online rendezvous to connect with innovative and impacting ideas powered by people engaged in their communities.

Content will be published on Thursday 27 January at 5pm (free access):

(Re)building together is the theme running through the Night of Ideas New Zealand in 2022

In this edition, we explore the singular resilience of New Zealand Aotearoa and the Pacific region when faced with modern challenges.

Through a collection of locally curated content presented in the form of video interviews, photographs, written narratives, and gathered in a dedicated digital library, contributors from various fields share their experience and perspective on current societal and environmental trends: transport, architecture, art, hospitality, culture, design, sustainability, and more.

Contributors include (but not limited to) WWF New Zealand, CaledoClean (New Caledonia), Victoria University of Wellington, Interislander, World Federation for the Deaf, Bonnifait + Giesen Architects, Lighthouse Cinema, Tjibaou Cultural Centre (New Caledonia), Wild East Studio.

“Night of Ideas” in the world

The Night of Ideas New Zealand will kick off La Nuit des Idées - an international event taking place in over 100 countries on the same date and gathering thousands of participants over a 24-hour period. On all five continents, French cultural institutions are putting together conferences, round tables, screenings, artistic performances, workshops and interviews to get ideas flowing and to encourage open conversations on a set theme.

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Howard Davis: Joel Coen's Monochromatic Macbeth

The Bard of Avon may well be smirking up the sleeves of his lace doublet at the irony of Will Smith's Oscar debacle, but now that the initial furore has dissipated, it's worth revisiting the movie for which Denzel Washington was also nominated. More>>

Howard Davis: Kenneth Branagh’s Black & White Belfast

Branagh has assembled a wonderful cast, including Ciarán Hinds, a gently formidable actor who well deserves his Oscar nomination, and Judi Dench, who steals every scene she’s in. More>>

Howard Davis: Dennis Villeneuve’s Dune - A Brief History

So many elements of Herbert’s novel have since become tropes of popular SciFi that Villeneuve’s film sometimes seems deceptively derivative. What makes all this nonsense essential viewing is his astonishing visual sensibility. More>>

Howard Davis: Jill Trevelyan's Rita Angus

Although Angus has become one of Aotearoa’s best-loved painters, the story of her life remained little known and poorly understood before Jill Trevelyan's acclaimed and revelatory biography, which has been republished by Te Papa press. More>>



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