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What I Want to Wear to Graduation

"The regalia I want when I graduate next year need be clear-eyed about the history here, for history provides the bedrock from which one can live a good life." Robert Wood gives his vision of a university which acknowledges rather than effaces its Indigenous heritage; which looks beyond the colonial symbolism and practices still entrenched in Australia's institutions of learning.

Displace Space

"A University is a nebulous institution which should contain institutional conflicts of opinion and ideology," argues Harry Peter Sanderson. "It’s a place of dialectical progression as a result of conversation and debate, not a sports team working towards one definitive objective."

Words with Brad Cohen (Artistic Director of WA Opera)

"You could also think of opera as blue cheese - after all, they’re both forms of culture! You can talk about blue cheese all you like and you can present it to people while declaring it’s really fantastic. However, while some people will fall in love with it on their first taste, others will take some time to acquire the palate, and others will just always hate it." Brad Cohen talks to Samuel J. Cox about his journey, vision and role as WA Opera's new Artistic Director.