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NEWS FLASH: REDREAMING AUSTRALIA 2006-07
posted 6 February 2005
Seventeen Australian scholars and activists, most of them past speakers at ITF's ecoversity forums, have called for an intellectual and cultural revolution in their homeland, for "radical systemic change ... a complete renewal of both civil society and our public institutions."
Their call for a total re-imagining or redreaming of Australia is made in a collection of essays to be publishedin a special double issue of the British journal Futures commemorating ITF's fifteenth anniversary.
The authors want "a comprehensive re-assessment of the way we Australians relate with one another, with our unique biophysical heritage and the ecological communities we are all part of, and with other peoples beyond our shores, especially in the rest of Asia," guest editor Merrill Findlay states in her introductory essay, Redreaming Australia.
Contributors to this special issue of Futures are Jason Alexandra, Ian Anderson, Nick Bond, Michael Buxton, Joseph Camilleri, Linda Christesen, Jim Falk, Merrill Findlay, Paul James, Sue Kenny, Peter Kinrade, Sam Lake, Dave Mercer, Alan Pears, Curtis Riddington, Chris Ryan and Tony Stevenson. Their essays will be published online by Futures in April/May 2006, and in hardcopy in late 2006/early 2007, but preprints are now in the public domain and can be viewed from Redreaming the plains.