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Making Peace with the Earth

Dr Vandana Shiva in conversation with Paul Barclay

Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear from one of the world’s most prominent environmental advocates.

Indian scholar, environmental activist and anti-globalisation author Dr Vandana Shiva has dedicated her career to investigating the most significant ecological and social issues of our time, highlighting the social, economic and ecological costs of corporate-led globalisation.

Due to her first book, Staying Alive and her progressive views on women’s involvement in agriculture, Dr Shiva is also known as an eco-feminist who has helped redefine perceptions of women in developing countries.  In 2010, Forbes Magazine identified Dr Shiva as one of the seven most powerful women in the world.

Making Peace with the Earth will see Dr Shiva reflect upon the importance of the soil itself which was acknowledged by the UN General Assembly when it declared 2015 the International Year of Soils. Tibet’s pivotal role as the water source for billions of people throughout Asia will also be a particular focus. Dr Shiva’s passionate and compelling address will be complemented by evocative music by Tenzin Choegyal and friends. .

Paul Barclay is presenter and series producer of Big Ideas on ABC RN.

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Common Questions

How do I get to Brisbane Powerhouse?
See our Getting Here page.

Is parking available?
There is limited free-of-charge, all-day, on-site car parking at Brisbane Powerhouse. If you are travelling by car, please arrive early to secure a park. Additional free parking is available in New Farm Park accessible via our link road, which is opened after 5pm every day.

What time should I arrive?
It's best to arrive at least 30-40 minutes before the show start time to find a car park, pick up your tickets at box office and make your way to the venue. The doors of the venue will open approximately 10-15 minutes prior to show time.

Where do I pick up my tickets?
Tickets will be available for pick up from Box Office 60 minutes prior to show time.

Is there food and drink available

Brisbane Powerhouse has two on-site restaurants; Bar Alto and Watt Restaurant + Bar. More information can be found on our Eat + Drink page.

See more common questions and learn everything you need to know about your visit to Brisbane Powerhouse on our FAQ page.

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See an exhibition
See the world for free with awe-inspiring visual art from just about everywhere. Make sure you don’t miss anything – explore all of the foyers on the main and bottom floors. See what's on.

Explore New Farm Park
Brisbane Powerhouse is located next to the beautiful New Farm Park, one of Brisbane’s most popular and much loved recreational facilities. Pack a picnic, smell the roses in the garden, play a game of tennis, let the kids loose in the playground, enjoy a coffee, or just sit back and take in the sunshine.

Accommodation
Brisbane Powerhouse recommends The JohnsonTryp Hotel, and Sofitel Brisbane