Current Stories

71852232_71852231 Roze a Wail’: Whales, Whaling and Dreaming - The conference is grounded in Indigenous peoples’ connection with whales through ritual, song and story; and post-contact, their involvement in the whaling industry and the impact of whaling on their lives and culture.
Brasilia (Brasil), 17 jul 2014.- El Presidente de la República, Rafael Correa, participa en la Cumbre Brasil – China y el cuarteto CELAC – México – América del Sur. Foto: Miguel Ángel Romero/Presidencia de la República. A South American perspective on the ‘rise’ of China - In the context of plural international dynamics, the idea of “rise” can be replaced by the notion of “presence”, as a point of departure to elaborate explanations about China according to the South American context. Both rise and presence would be complementary dynamics carried out into what Amitav Acharya has called “a multiplex world”
Livro_PSUL_0 Southern Panoramas: Perspectives for Other Geographies of Thought - Conceived in the form of an anthology of texts, the book features contributions from various disciplines and offers a critical perspective on the formation of the concept of South.
Epistemologies of the South Epistemologies of the South (Sydney 14 April 2016) - A workshop at University of Sydney will bring together scholars developing postcolonial and Southern perspectives in the social and political sciences.
Rigoberta Menchú Tum An-other way of being in the contemporary world - On Wednesday 29th of July, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Dr Rigoberta Menchú Tum delivered the UNESCO Chair for Cultural Diversity and Social Justice Annual Oration at Deakin University. Menchú Tum spoke on the guiding principles of her philosophy and of her ancestral knowledge – a model for another way of thinking.
Picture1 South Ways – art undercurrents across the South - This paper argues that south-south axis for art is more than just a geographical re-distribution of artists. In the context of 'ecological knowledge' in Southern Theory, It is a revision of what it is to make art.
The Neoliberal Takeover in Australian Universities - Raewyn Connell's introduction to neo-liberalism for the People's Tribunal considers its impact on university education. She asks " How can universities develop a cultural identity more authentic and credible than the current boasting and brand-mongering?"
13790_830861603656448_7917908865798170625_n People’s Tribunal on 11 April 2015 - If you're in Melbourne on 11 April, please come along to this important public event. You don't have to be an employee of University of Melbourne to have an interest in the impact of neo-liberalism on our public institutions.
Architecture for Indigenous Cultures: Australia and Beyond - A new book 'Assembling the Centre' looks at issues around the architecture of Indigenous cultural centres. It confronts the challenge of de-colonising architecture through a methodology of mutual engagement. This includes discussion of the possum-skin cloak, which has been used by members of the Kulin nation in south-east Australia as a way of representing the gathering of communities. This is related to the Deluezian concept of srtiated representation of space.


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