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This is a podcast series that focuses on conversations about what we want Sydney’s cultural future to look like and how we might get there. The idea for Sydney Unlocked came about from real conversations here at FBi Radio. Over the last 2 years there’s been heavy debate surrounding the health and vibrancy of Sydney’s night life, especially since the lock out laws have come into effect. These laws have had a direct impact on a majority of people involved with the station. Naturally it sparked some passionate and emotional conversations. But the more conversations we had, the more we realised that there was a sentiment that Sydney was struggling culturally beyond the lock outs. The feeling was things had been hard for a while, but they just got harder. Why? How did we get here? How do we fix it? These were the questions we became most interested in. On the 18th June we teamed up with Vivid Ideas at the Museum of Contemporary Art and hosted Sydney Unlocked. We rounded up some of the best creative minds from Sydney to tackle these questions with us. It was a really insightful and inspiring day. It felt like a positive and constructive first step towards addressing some of these bigger questions. What we all realised that day was the importance of continuing the conversation. This podcast is exactly that. We’re continuing the conversation and we encourage you to do the same. Theme Music by Donny Benet.
||ExplicitEPISODE 3: JAMES ARVANITAKAS||Professor James Arvanitakas is the Dean of the Graduate Research School at Western Sydney University, where he also lectures in Humanities and is a member of the University's Institute for Culture and Society.||17 10 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEPISODE 2: JAY KATZ and MISS DEATH||When we were putting this project together, Jaimie and Aspasia Leonarder aka Jay Katz and Miss Death were two people who immediately sprang to mind. For anyone with an interest in DIY culture, these two are like the spiritual gurus of DIY.They have dedicated their lives to sharing their passion for the fringes of forgotten culture and the people who live within those fringes. Together they have worked as diversional therapists for the elderly and disabled, hosted the legendary club night “Sounds of Seduction” opened their home to the public and created the Mu Meson Archive and hosted one of FBi’s most infamous programs “The Naked City”. We discussed a bunch of topics including why creating an inclusive space is important, why the “bottom line” is corroding culture, why fringe culture creates the front line, how underground culture feeds overground culture and why providing spaces for teenagers to be creative in is a necessity.||26 9 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEPISODE 1: EMILY COLLINS (MusicNSW)||Welcome to Sydney Unlocked. Our first conversation is with Emily Collins.||28 8 2016||Free||View in iTunes|