Why you need to learn to think like the people who disagree with you.
About the speaker
Peter Drew was born in 1983 in Adelaide. He holds a Masters Degree from the Glasgow School of Art. His artworks have been exhibited at the Art Gallery of South Australia and the National Gallery of Australia, though his most prominent work is installed on city streets.
“I like to exhibit my art on the street because public space is a great equaliser, and it’s also an ancient forum. When you address the public through the street you’re entering into a tradition that emphasises our fundamental freedom of expression, over the value of property… I enjoy examining our collective identities and my aim is always to emphasize the connections that bind up, rather than the fractures that divide us.”
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These days identity has become a substitute for what used to be personality. — Peter Drew
If you'd like to get along with people who are fundamentally different to you, I think you need to find things to motivate them in particular. — Peter Drew
I started by admitting that I am not a very compassionate person but that's not exactly an impediment. I just need different reasons for doing the right thing. — Peter Drew
Fear of the other is natural, inevitable, almost forgivable, and that's why you need courage in order to come together. — Peter Drew
The human species needs the entire spectrum of personalities because they all have different skill sets, different ways of solving problems. — Peter Drew