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At the crossroads... Product Diversity

Jerzy Smolicz.

Professor Jerzy Smolicz, talks on TS Elliots concept that the greatest creativity occurs at the friction edge of cultures.

Created:

1993

Date Added:

19 July 2002

Source:

Interview for Making Multicultural Australia, 1993.

Format:

mov (Quicktime);

File size:

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Length:

29 secs

Transcript

PROFESSOR JERZY SMOLICZ
Director, Centre for Intercultural Studies and Multicultural Education, University of Adelaide

The greatest creativity occurs at the friction edge of cultures. Itís when cultures come together that the greatest creativity occurs. Itís not my own original concept, that's from TS Elliot.
And we have this friction edge of cultures in our country. We must cultivate it, and this is the way for Australia... I donít think we are still making sufficient advantage. We are still not utilising our resources. Linguistic resources have been stressed as, as important often as mineral resources.

Interview for Making Multicultural Australia, 1993.