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LIFI22 – Mary Beard – What we learned
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LIFI22 – Mary Beard – What we learned

Key takeaways:

One of the most striking things about the pandemic was how people in arts and culture found a way to keep going. It showed fantastic ingenuity.

Art and culture do more than “take our mind off things”, they help us understand our place in the world.

It’s a dangerous idea that arts and culture is simply a nice thing to have; an added extra. That’s the first step to seeing art as a privilege for the privileged.

Those of us who protect the arts can be guilty of being too timid. We need to be far bolder.

The arts enable us to face and debate, with nuance, the kind of debates we must face as a citizen. They provide space to learn how to think and argue, and to see life through other lenses.

LIFI22 – Mary Beard – What we learned
LIFI22 – Mary Beard – What we learned
LIFI22 – Mary Beard – What we learned