Flint & Steel Volume 05 | Magazine Launch
“…IN THE BONDS OF LOVE WE MEET.”
It’s a phrase most of us have sung with varying degrees of passion, but is the affection it describes a reality in New Zealand’s public life? What are the bonds of love? And where are we meeting to negotiate them?
This year’s volume of Flint & Steel magazine looks at how we cultivate better public discussions on the issues that divide and unite society. The contributors to this magazine have considered how this might be done: in neighbourhoods and families, in fraying institutions like media and politics, through different cultural lenses, and in the kinds of communities and education that form us to listen and love.
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS
Rowan Light (AKL + WLG) – Rowan is a lecturer and doctoral candidate at the University of Canterbury. In his article “Protest and Patriotism,” he looks at Anzac Day’s history as a platform for public debate, a “common moment of attention,” that allow us to negotiate our values as a society. This subject stems from his doctoral research exploring imperial and post-imperial remembrance of the First World War. His history of Anzac Day in Australia and New Zealand will be published in 2019.
Duncan Greive (AKL only) – Duncan Greive is the founder and managing editor of The Spinoff. He contributed to this year’s magazine through an interview about the changing role of media in public conversation. He was named Creative Entrepreneur of the Year in 2016, and he and The Spinoff won multiple awards including Editor of the Year, Media Visionary and Digital Media Brand in NZ Marketing’s July 2017 media issue.
Join us after work 6pm for drinks and canapés. At 6.45pm you’ll have the chance to hear a bit more about the heart behind the magazine, followed by a conversation and Q+A with magazine contributors Rowan Light (AKL + WLG) and Duncan Greive (AKL only).
Be the first to get your hands on Flint & Steel Volume 05 by pre-ordering a copy with your ticket here.