Bureaucratic Love Session and Launch at FESTA 2016

The Bureaucratic Love Session

Sunday 23 Oct, 1–4pm

Space Academy, 371 Saint Asaph St

Free

Do institutions matter? And if so, how can we take better care of them? This speaker session brings together a range of voices to instigate and nurture a dialogue around the means and ends of institutions and bureaucracies. If bureaucracy is not (always) a dirty word, what other language and knowledge can we learn from institutional workers and participants that can help improve existing institutions both in Christchurch, and in our own lives?

This series of speakers will be followed by the launch of Freerange Vol. 11: Institutional Love. Both events share a proposition towards a more nuanced and caring approach to institutions.

Launch of Freerange Vol.11: Institutional Love

Sunday 23 Oct, 4–6pm

Space Academy, 371 Saint Asaph St

Free

Join us for a few drinks and nibbles as we launch Freerange Volume 11: Institutional Love. This journal examines the idea that the changes we need to take place in society are best managed through a caring and supportive approach to existing practices and institutions rather than asking for their complete renewal and re-invention.

FESTA this year is really about making do with the things we have available to us – we have the means – and doing it in the most loving, caring, and human way possible. This is precisely what we hope to share with Freerange Volume 11: Institutional Love.