Current Stories

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.
Antipodes 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.
Verdad y justicia©Marcelo Brodsky, Buenos Aires, 2014 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 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.
download 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.
globalsouth Pensar al Sur - The essay in Spanish circulates among colleagues and centers of the newly created Latin American network of critical southern thinking, in order to discuss the territorial, political and epistemological status of the "global South"
Kay Abude, Piecework, 2014 Steel, MDF, timber, plywood, fluorescent lights, chairs, cardboard, paper, plaster, silicone rubber, paint, brushes, various modeling tools and steel utensils, latex gloves, cotton and nylon rags, cotton velvet, silk, rayon braided cord and workers. Dimensions variable Kay Abude’s Piecework reveals the labour of capital - Melbourne artist Kay Abude's latest performance 'Piecework' opens up a gallery space to a production process that shows labour as the origin of wealth.
image.png Hobart report: Thinking through flotsam - The Hobart South Ways roundtable brought to artists and writers to consider what makes Tasmania 'south'. Their discussion resulted in a proposed Museum of Southern Memory, that would allow stories discarded by development to be re-lived.


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