Arts Online, Community Initiatives and Nuclear Tension

Wednesday, 3 June 2020 - 7:00am to 8:30am

(0:00:00) Acknowledgement of Country.


(0:11:50) Joining us on the show again we have Ishita Chatterjee. We speak about the current impacts of COVID-19 on many communities within informal settlements in India. Ishita explains how many communities are working together to address challenges they are facing where the government cannot assist.  


(0:25:00) Our Tram Thought revolves around the ideas of freedom of speech and controlled content online via social media. We discuss how and if we should control what goes on in the social media world. 


(0:40:00) Alicia, the Policy and Research Coordinator at ICAN (International Campaign to Abolish Weapons) chats to us about the US government moving towards nuclear testing and what that means for global and domestic affairs. 


(1:12:00) Pink Ember Studio is a queer run co-operative of artists in Coburg Melbourne who bring art and workshops to the community. Amidst the COVID-19, Pink Ember Studio shut its studio, but prevailed in continuing their work online. We spoke to the team about their new online workshop ‘Pink Ember’s Quarantine Club’ and how the arts community in Australia is coping during the pandemic.