Edition 71

Remaking the Balance

  • Published 29th January, 2021
  • ISBN: 978-1-922212-56-6
  • Extent: 264pp
  • Paperback (234 x 153mm), eBook

As the world teeters between old and new ways of doing, can we remake the balance between what we need and what we nurture? Can we forge a new equilibrium to sustain us into the twenty-first century?

Having challenged so much – social practices and social structures, habits of mind and habits of leisure – will the pandemic leave a lasting legacy on how we shape the world? Griffith Review 71: Remaking the Balance examines how our natural, economic and cultural systems might be refashioned post-pandemic: will it be a return to business as usual, or can we reinvent our relationship with all that is animal, vegetable and mineral to create a more sustainable future?

Edited by Ashley Hay, Remaking the Balance looks at how we can do more with what we have, and features leading writers and thinkers, including Gabrielle ChanClare Wright, Matthew Evans, Sophie Cunningham, Inga Simpson, John Kinsella,  Declan Fry, plus an exclusive Q&A with Barbara Kingsolver.


Listen to Editor Ashley Hay read her introduction ‘Create, destroy, reset’.

Listen to Nardi Simpson read ‘Gifts across space and time’.

Listen to journalist Nance Haxton‘s ‘Returning fire to Australia’s landscapes’.

Listen to Inga Simpson read ‘Blue crane’.

Listen to Tony Wood, Grattan Institute, discuss ‘Accord and antagonisms’.

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