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Apocalypse Design Meetups

We’ve run book clubs, game nights, and ideation workshops on the theme Apocalypse, and now, we’re preparing to realise your ideas of an apocalyptic world with Apocalypse Design Meetups!


Earlier this month, in the ideation workshops you (our wonderful community) sifted through ideas, thoughts, fantasies, and big brainstorming to round out four solid ideas for an apocalyptic world (and an Edge take-over in December).

  • Silence: When do we lose a sense of time?
  • Artificial Intelligence: The A.I. Judge.
  • Collapse of technology: How would you react in a crisis?
  • Kafka-esque world: A bureaucracy maze.

With these four ideas on the table, it’s now time to decide which one/s you pursue and realise. (We’re also discussing and expanding on these ideas in our Facebook Group – come and join in on the conversation!)

 

Join us for the Apocalyptic Design Meetups in September and October. Come to one, some, or all of them!

  • Sunday 24 Sep: 12-2pm
  • Sunday 8 October: 12-4pm
  • Sunday 15 October: 12-4pm
  • Monday 23 October: 6-9pm
  • Sunday 29 October: 12-4pm

Tell us your coming, RSVP here!

 

 

One Last Apocalypse


The Edge Book Club // Film “The Avengers” 2012

Not your average book club…

Over three Monday nights in the month of July (and one Wednesday in August!), The Edge Book Club will discuss song lyrics, a well-known novel, an award-winning graphic novel, and a film, through the lens of Apocalypse.

But, hang on! We’re not talking about zombies and the end of the earth. We’re paring things back and taking a look at the root meaning of the word ‘apocalypse.

 

Ancient Greek: ἀποκάλυψις apokálypsis, from ἀπό and καλύπτω, literally meaning “an uncovering”) is a disclosure of knowledge or revelation. In religious contexts it is usually a disclosure of something hidden, “a vision of heavenly secrets that can make sense of earthly realities”

We wrote a little bit about this back in April: Not another apocalypse…


Book Club 3: Film “The Avengers” 2012

  • Wednesday 2 August
  • 6pm – 8.30pm
  • Tell us you’re coming!
  • GOMA, Cinema A
  • Ages 16+

Have you seen The Avengers?  We’ll be heading to GOMA Cinema as a group to see the film, and discuss ideas and themes before and after the screening.

 

Collage artwork by Rachael Bartram www.rachaelbartramart.com

 


 

Check out the rest of the Book Club series here

 


 

Collage artwork by Rachael Bartram www.rachaelbartramart.com

 


The Edge Book Club // Film “The Avengers” 2012

Not your average book club…

Over three Monday nights in the month of July (and one Wednesday in August!), The Edge Book Club will discuss song lyrics, a well-known novel, an award-winning graphic novel, and a film, through the lens of Apocalypse.

But, hang on! We’re not talking about zombies and the end of the earth. We’re paring things back and taking a look at the root meaning of the word ‘apocalypse.

 

Ancient Greek: ἀποκάλυψις apokálypsis, from ἀπό and καλύπτω, literally meaning “an uncovering”) is a disclosure of knowledge or revelation. In religious contexts it is usually a disclosure of something hidden, “a vision of heavenly secrets that can make sense of earthly realities”

We wrote a little bit about this back in April: Not another apocalypse…


Book Club 3: Film “The Avengers” 2012

  • Wednesday 2 August
  • 6pm – 8.30pm
  • Tell us you’re coming!
  • GOMA, Cinema A
  • Ages 16+

Have you seen The Avengers?  We’ll be heading to GOMA Cinema as a group to see the film, and discuss ideas and themes before and after the screening.

 

Collage artwork by Rachael Bartram www.rachaelbartramart.com

 


 

Check out the rest of the Book Club series here

 


 

Collage artwork by Rachael Bartram www.rachaelbartramart.com

 


The Edge Book Club // Novel “All the Pretty Horses”

Not your average book club…

Over three Monday nights in the month of July (and one Wednesday in August!), The Edge Book Club will discuss song lyrics, a well-known novel, an award-winning graphic novel, and a film, through the lens of Apocalypse.

But, hang on! We’re not talking about zombies and the end of the earth. We’re paring things back and taking a look at the root meaning of the word ‘apocalypse.

 

Ancient Greek: ἀποκάλυψις apokálypsis, from ἀπό and καλύπτω, literally meaning “an uncovering”) is a disclosure of knowledge or revelation. In religious contexts it is usually a disclosure of something hidden, “a vision of heavenly secrets that can make sense of earthly realities”

We wrote a little bit about this back in April: Not another apocalypse…


Book Club 3: Novel “All the Pretty Horses” 

  • Monday 24 July
  • 6pm – 8pm
  • The Edge
  • Free, but tell us you’re coming!
  • Ages 16+

Have you read All the Pretty Horses? You don’t have to have read the whole book (maybe you’ve watched the movie or listened to the audio book?).

Do you have a copy of the book? We’ve searched the BCC library database and there are plenty of copies available for loan, including the e-book and sound recordings. Check out our BCC catalogue search and locate a library near you.

 


 

Check out the rest of the Book Club series here

 


 

Collage artwork by Rachael Bartram www.rachaelbartramart.com

 


The Edge Book Club // Novel “All the Pretty Horses”

Not your average book club…

Over three Monday nights in the month of July (and one Wednesday in August!), The Edge Book Club will discuss song lyrics, a well-known novel, an award-winning graphic novel, and a film, through the lens of Apocalypse.

But, hang on! We’re not talking about zombies and the end of the earth. We’re paring things back and taking a look at the root meaning of the word ‘apocalypse.

 

Ancient Greek: ἀποκάλυψις apokálypsis, from ἀπό and καλύπτω, literally meaning “an uncovering”) is a disclosure of knowledge or revelation. In religious contexts it is usually a disclosure of something hidden, “a vision of heavenly secrets that can make sense of earthly realities”

We wrote a little bit about this back in April: Not another apocalypse…


Book Club 3: Novel “All the Pretty Horses” 

  • Monday 24 July
  • 6pm – 8pm
  • The Edge
  • Free, but tell us you’re coming!
  • Ages 16+

Have you read All the Pretty Horses? You don’t have to have read the whole book (maybe you’ve watched the movie or listened to the audio book?).

Do you have a copy of the book? We’ve searched the BCC library database and there are plenty of copies available for loan, including the e-book and sound recordings. Check out our BCC catalogue search and locate a library near you.

 


 

Check out the rest of the Book Club series here

 


 

Collage artwork by Rachael Bartram www.rachaelbartramart.com

 


The Edge Game Nights

On Monday nights in the month of August we’ll be playing games at The Edge! But, these nights won’t be your average board game nights – we’ll be throwing an Apocalyptic spin on the traditional gaming experience and mixing in role playing, map drawing, and a live, immersive experience facilitated by a Brisbane performance artist. 


 

Monday 7 August

To kick it all off we will be playing a game called The Quiet Year – a community map drawing game that requires you to make challenging decisions for your community. Last week the programming team played The Quiet Year and it was so much fun (at times I was so immersed in the game I felt personally invested in the community we were building). The game really got us all exploring and testing each other. Mick made some bold moves that had us all picking up contempt tokens (Yes! They are real, physical tokens). And I also made some decisions that had Peter picking up tokens in contempt! It is a super fun tabletop game.

TELL US YOU’RE COMING!

 

Monday 14 August

The next game on the list is called Fiasco – an RPG with no GM. Cue Wikipedia’s definition: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiasco_%28role-playing_game%29

TELL US YOU’RE COMING

 

Monday 21 August

Then we are in for a real treat with a live immersive experience from local performance maker Sarah Winter. She will be bringing a small part of her enchanting work to The Edge, just for you.  After we experience her work we will then have the opportunity to discuss and unpack that experience together!

TELL US YOU’RE COMING

There is no prerequisite to play each week. Come and join in for one game night, or all three, and maybe hang in there to see what comes of an apocalyptic climax at The Edge.


Looking forward to seeing you at The Edge,

Emma Che

 

 

 

One Last Apocalypse


The Edge Book Club // Graphic Novel “Maus”

Not your average book club…

Over three Monday nights in the month of July (and one Wednesday in August!), The Edge Book Club will discuss song lyrics, a well-known novel, an award-winning graphic novel, and a film, through the lens of Apocalypse.

But, hang on! We’re not talking about zombies and the end of the earth. We’re paring things back and taking a look at the root meaning of the word ‘apocalypse.

 

Ancient Greek: ἀποκάλυψις apokálypsis, from ἀπό and καλύπτω, literally meaning “an uncovering”) is a disclosure of knowledge or revelation. In religious contexts it is usually a disclosure of something hidden, “a vision of heavenly secrets that can make sense of earthly realities”

We wrote a little bit about this back in April: Not another apocalypse…


Book Club 2: Graphic Novel “Maus”

  • Monday 17 July
  • 6pm – 8pm
  • The Edge
  • Free, but tell us you’re coming!
  • Ages 16+

Maus

 

Have you read Maus? You don’t have to have read the whole two books, but great if you have!

Do you have a copy of Maus? We’ve searched the BCC library database and there are plenty of copies available for loan. Check out our BCC catalogue search and locate a library near you, or pick up your own copy from the Library Shop.

Buy your book club books from the Library Shop before Thursday 20 July and get 10% off with the code COVERART.

 


 

Check out the rest of the Book Club series here

 


 

Collage artwork by Rachael Bartram www.rachaelbartramart.com

 


The Edge Book Club // Graphic Novel “Maus”

Not your average book club…

Over three Monday nights in the month of July (and one Wednesday in August!), The Edge Book Club will discuss song lyrics, a well-known novel, an award-winning graphic novel, and a film, through the lens of Apocalypse.

But, hang on! We’re not talking about zombies and the end of the earth. We’re paring things back and taking a look at the root meaning of the word ‘apocalypse.

 

Ancient Greek: ἀποκάλυψις apokálypsis, from ἀπό and καλύπτω, literally meaning “an uncovering”) is a disclosure of knowledge or revelation. In religious contexts it is usually a disclosure of something hidden, “a vision of heavenly secrets that can make sense of earthly realities”

We wrote a little bit about this back in April: Not another apocalypse…


Book Club 2: Graphic Novel “Maus”

  • Monday 17 July
  • 6pm – 8pm
  • The Edge
  • Free, but tell us you’re coming!
  • Ages 16+

Maus

 

Have you read Maus? You don’t have to have read the whole two books, but great if you have!

Do you have a copy of Maus? We’ve searched the BCC library database and there are plenty of copies available for loan. Check out our BCC catalogue search and locate a library near you, or pick up your own copy from the Library Shop.

Buy your book club books from the Library Shop before Thursday 20 July and get 10% off with the code COVERART.

 


 

Check out the rest of the Book Club series here

 


 

Collage artwork by Rachael Bartram www.rachaelbartramart.com

 


The Edge Book Club // Song Lyrics

Not your average book club…

Over three Monday nights in the month of July (and one Wednesday in August!), The Edge Book Club will discuss song lyrics, a well-known novel, an award-winning graphic novel, and a film, through the lens of Apocalypse.

But, hang on! We’re not talking about zombies and the end of the earth. We’re paring things back and taking a look at the root meaning of the word ‘apocalypse.

 

Ancient Greek: ἀποκάλυψις apokálypsis, from ἀπό and καλύπτω, literally meaning “an uncovering”) is a disclosure of knowledge or revelation. In religious contexts it is usually a disclosure of something hidden, “a vision of heavenly secrets that can make sense of earthly realities”

We wrote a little bit about this back in April: Not another apocalypse…


Book Club 1: Songs and lyrics

  • Monday 10 July
  • 6pm – 8pm
  • The Edge
  • Free, but tell us you’re coming!
  • Ages 16+

To get you started on the songs and lyrics, we’ve compiled an Apocalyptic playlist on Spotify. Check it out, listen to some of the songs, and if you’re keen, create your own apocalypse playlist to share with us on Facebook or on the night.


 

Check out the rest of the Book Club series here

 


 

Collage artwork by Rachael Bartram www.rachaelbartramart.com

 


The Edge Book Club // Song Lyrics

Not your average book club…

Over three Monday nights in the month of July (and one Wednesday in August!), The Edge Book Club will discuss song lyrics, a well-known novel, an award-winning graphic novel, and a film, through the lens of Apocalypse.

But, hang on! We’re not talking about zombies and the end of the earth. We’re paring things back and taking a look at the root meaning of the word ‘apocalypse.

 

Ancient Greek: ἀποκάλυψις apokálypsis, from ἀπό and καλύπτω, literally meaning “an uncovering”) is a disclosure of knowledge or revelation. In religious contexts it is usually a disclosure of something hidden, “a vision of heavenly secrets that can make sense of earthly realities”

We wrote a little bit about this back in April: Not another apocalypse…


Book Club 1: Songs and lyrics

  • Monday 10 July
  • 6pm – 8pm
  • The Edge
  • Free, but tell us you’re coming!
  • Ages 16+

To get you started on the songs and lyrics, we’ve compiled an Apocalyptic playlist on Spotify. Check it out, listen to some of the songs, and if you’re keen, create your own apocalypse playlist to share with us on Facebook or on the night.


 

Check out the rest of the Book Club series here

 


 

Collage artwork by Rachael Bartram www.rachaelbartramart.com