JD Stout Annual Lecture 2021 – Nick Bollinger

JD Stout Annual Lecture 2021

Nick Bollinger

Revolutions Per Minute: The rise and fall of the counterculture in New Zealand

‘Counterculture’ was a term coined in the 1960s to identify a global movement comprised of dropouts, hippies, radicals, revolutionaries and other dissenters from the mainstream. Collectively it rejected many of society’s accepted norms, challenging attitudes to art, sex, education, environment, drugs, politics and domestic life. Though the movement was global, New Zealand had its own version. In the 2021 J.D. Stout Annual Stout Lecture, writer and cultural critic Nick Bollinger will talk about his research on the rise of the counterculture in this country and some of the reasons for its fall.

Nick Bollinger is a Wellington-based writer, critic and broadcaster. He has been a columnist and feature writer for the NZ Listener and presenter of the music review programme The Sampler on RNZ National. He is the author of How To Listen To Pop Music, 100 Essential New Zealand Albums and Goneville, a non-fiction book, which won the Adam Prize for Creative Writing in 2015. He is currently the J.D. Stout Fellow at Te Herenga Waka Victoria University of Wellington, where he is researching and writing a book about the counterculture in New Zealand.

Date:               Wednesday 10 November 2021

Time:               4.00pm to 5.30pm

Unfortunately the lecture is NOT OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC due to Alert Level 2 restrictions.
Te Herenga Waka Victoria University of Wellington Staff, Adjuncts, and Students may attend (masks and social distancing will be required).

The lecture will be livestreamed on Wednesday at 4.00pm: https://vstream.au.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=bcbf0a2b-4b36-4e94-96fc-adcd014f7a2c