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.
about location or can you tell me where my country lies - A poem by Sergio Holas-Véliz
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?"
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.
Launch of Thinking the Antipodes by Peter Beilharz - In 1956 Bernard smith wrote that we in Australia were migratory birds. This was to become a leading motif of his own thinking, and a significant inspiration for sociologist peter Beilharz.
Photographic call for solidarity with victims of Iguala - Tlachinollan, Centro de Derechos Humanos de la Montaña the Latinstock Foundation and Human Rights Organizations organizations in Latin America call for an international visual action in solidarity with the victims of kidnapping and murder that happened last September in Iguala, Estado de Guerrero, Mexico.
Alfonsina Barrionuevo interview - Alfonsina Barrionuevo is a Peruvian writer whose work seeks to recuperate the indigenous knowledge lost to colonisation. Her scholarly research of Machu Picchu is a great contribution to our understanding of Inca culture.
Borderlands – design goes south - How can southern thinking be applied in everyday life? A new publication points towards a new kind of design that might be practiced in the South.
Rethinking Knowledge Production and Circulation in Comparative and International Education: Southern Theory, Postcolonial Perspectives, and Alternative Epistemologies