'The Last Tim Tam' Public Lecture
The Research Unit in Public Cultures was thrilled to host the public lecture from Rod Quantock, OAM, the Chief Investigator of a 12- month creative research project, The Last Tim Tam.
Rod Quantock OAM, Chief Investigator of creative research project The Last Tim Tam, gave a talk on Monday 24th July that explored 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 collaborated 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 drew on the archive of Australian popular culture in order to reimagine the scientific, environmental, economic and political predictions about Australia's future. Rod asked: 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.