The Last Tim Tam
Free Public Lecture
The Greek Centre for Contemporary Culture
168 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Join Rod Quantock OAM, Chief Investigator of creative research project the Last Tim Tam, to explore everyday life in Australia in the 2030s.
Rod Quantock has spent the last decade increasing the public's awareness of climate change through performance. In the Last Tim Tam, Rod collaborates with leading researchers in climate science, popular culture and the humanities and social sciences from the University of Melbourne to imagine the not-too-distant future.
The Last Tim Tam project draws on the archive of Australian popular culture in order to reimagine the scientific, environmental, economic and political predictions about Australia's future. How will Kath and Kim's suburban Melbourne lifestyles be impacted by rising average temperatures, resource scarcity and regular wild weather events? What ingredients will be available to contestants on Masterchef in 2030? Where, and how, will we 'Getaway' in the future?
The Last Tim Tam makes climate change very personal, and encourages us to think laterally and creatively about how our collective future might look, sound and feel.
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Rod Quantock is a pioneer of Australian comedy. In 2015 he was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for his contribution to the performing arts, the environment and sustainability. Rod has spoken to Nobel Prize-winning scientists, science journalists, researchers and activists. He is up on the latest research because he believes that a smattering of physics, chemistry, biology (and history!) are essential to the understanding of climate change and its consequences.