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Explore up to five ideas in one-to-one conversations in July.
You’ll be amazed by what you discover about yourself.
1 - Home
Tue 2 + Sat 6 July 7pm | Hayes Valley
How did it feel to leave your last home? Do you oscillate between a need to escape and a desire to return to it? Moreover, what is the deeper purpose of this space where we eat, sleep, cook, work, drink, dream and die? This conversation will unravel your past and present relationship to home, and invite you to imagine the home of the future.
2 - Being Foreign
Tue 9 + Sat 13 July 7pm | Hayes Valley
Are you an alien? Do you chase the thrill of being a foreigner? Some say the displacement, anxiety and disorientation of exile can be a welcome tonic to the banality of home. As a foreigner you can reinvent yourself. You won’t be judged by your class, education, work, family or accent. But is choosing foreignness an act of disloyalty to one’s native country? This conversation will explore the dilemma of foreignness – the pleasures of freedom versus the pleasures of belonging.
3 - Limits
Tue 16 + Sat 20 July 7pm | Hayes Valley
What is your breaking point? Have you ever pushed yourself to the edge? Limits are all around us; the body at exhaustion, the edge of the mind’s faculties, society’s laws and conventions. Can pushing at these boundaries reveal your true character and transform you? This conversation will explore what happens at your absolute limits and dare you to imagine the consequences of breaking them.
4 - Wealth
Tue 23 + Sat 27 July 7pm | Hayes Valley
Do you dream of riches? Is your perception of wealth dictated by your position in the system? Most of us aspire to accumulate vast pots of wealth, yet our experience of this unquenchable relationship often goes unexamined. This conversation will challenge how you think about wealth and invite you to imagine a world without money.
5 - Intoxication
Tue 30 July + Sat 3 August 7pm | Hayes Valley
Would you like a drink? Why is it celebrated and shameful to be inebriated? Ernest Hemingway wrote “Modern life is often a mechanical oppression, and liquor is the only mechanical relief.” But where can your mind be transported through the magic of ayahuasca, alcohol and narcotics? This conversation will invite you to consider why we seek inebriation and which intoxicants you would legalise.