Leading the Day of Action, the University of Otago is hosting a day long teach-in to highlight the importance of humanities, arts, social sciences, and fine arts for our students and community.

Here’s what the TEU has planned for 22 February. Check out the event titles to find out more about who’s speaking, performing, exhibiting or teaching. 

The Chairman and Other Works – Michael Armstrong Exhibition
8.30am-5pm, 20 February – 5 March, Sargood Centre
An exhibition of Michael Armstrong’s vibrant paintings and sculpture.

The BA: bloody arts, big arguments, and beats abound
12-2pm, on the lawn outside the Burns Building and link
Music, poetry, art and philosophical debate provide beauty in an often
chaotic world. Kiwi universities must contribute to making ours a better and
more beautiful world

“You can’t say that!” Academic freedom and critical
thinking in the post-truth world
2-3pm, Lecture Burns 1
A keynote lecture from Sandra Grey, National President of the TEU

Pecha Kucha Presentations – “What the humanities has done for me.”
3.20-4.45pm, Burns 1
Students, alumni, community leaders, and business people tell their tales
about how studying the humanities helped them and the world around them

“I don’t know all the answers but ….”
5.00 – 7pm, Burns 1
Hear top scholars, students, and community leaders talk about the way
diversity in university education is crucial to answer the critical
questions for today and tomorrow