Recovering, Rebuilding, Reimagining
Transforming Classrooms to Protect the World From Disaster
Date: Thursday, 06 May 2021
Time: 14:55 - 15:30
Presenter: Professor Peter O'Connor
For over thirty years Professor Peter O’Connor has created theatre in classrooms, prisons, psychiatric hospitals, in earthquakes zones and on Skid Row in Los Angeles, the epicentre of homelessness in North America. Reflecting on these experiences he will explore how the arts in English language education are a tool to heal and to imagine new possibilities. Peter’s keynote presentation reaffirms the importance of the imagination as central to the preservation of democracy as it makes creative and critical citizens hopeful for transforming the world into a more socially just and kinder place.