Jess Auerbach

It’s so, like, ubuntu…

Recently, just before a small performance at the fringe of the fringe of the Grahamstown festival, I wondered past two very happy looking teenagers, their eyes curled heavenwards to the sunset in a state of marijuana-induced peacefulness, their tie-dyed fairy shirts flapping in the breeze. “Oh dude, check out the sky” remarked one to the…

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Do we need to bring the silkscreen poster back?

“The purpose of engagement,” said Kate Philip to a small but packed lecture theatre at UCT’s Hiddingh Campus this weekend “is to change the world, a world that is shaped by power. Power itself is not random, it is organised, and therefore to tackle forms of power, one must be organised as well”. This was…

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Oy vey, I recant!

Okay, wow, several lessons learned! I apologise to those in the blogging community whom I have mortally offended, by all means keep my post as a prime example of what not to do as an introductory text and show it to your friends and admirers with glee. Having never done anything like this in the…

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By way of introduction …

Hi, I’m Jess and I am new on the M&G blogspot. My reason for joining? Wanting to understand knowledge. I wanted to understand knowledge so much that I took a course last year called “Tradition, Science and the Environment” in which — for the first time in my life — it wasn’t just me who…

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