Ideas are a powerful force for social change and fostering Thinkers’ residencies is a key component of the Foundation’s work.

To regain our confidence in our power to shape the society in which we live, and to replace fear and just coping with shared joy, optimism and mutual respect, needs new imagining and thinking and learning from what succeeds elsewhere.

The Hon. Don Dunstan AC QC

The Foundation’s Thinkers in Residence program had its origins in the State Government’s Adelaide Thinkers in Residence initiative, which concluded in 2013.