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13 August 2022

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Peer Stories of Homelessness in Naarm

A double event launching Homeless in Hotels, a three-part radio series documenting life in hotels during the COVID-19 pandemic and Bendigo Street, a film about political resistance through a housing occupation in Collingwood.

Speakers:

Uncle Larry Walsh
Jasmine Barzani
Kelly Whitworth
Spike Chiappalone

8 July 2022

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Queer Histories in Indonesia

Indonesian queer history is a living and shifting testament to the strength, vitality, and creativity of communities. The discussion invites all involved to consider how community histories and their collection, accessibility and celebration shape ideas of belonging, identity, nation and self.

Speakers:

Harits Paramasatya
Beau Newham
Sidhi Vhisatya
Karina
Wulan Dirgantoro
Benjamin Hegarty
Annisa Beta

5 July 2022

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Barbary Coast

Barbary Coast is a visual theatre performance, reflecting on the nature of colonialism, intergenerational trauma, loss, land, culture, and identity. 

Performers:

Kaira Hachefa
Anso Biguet
Michael Conole
Raafat Ishak
David Joseph
Alex Bryce

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23 Feb 2022

Counter-Cartographies: The Absent Map

The Institute of Postcolonial Studies (IPCS) and Riwaq – Center for Architectural Conservation (Palestine) are seeking expressions of interest from artists, architects and researchers for a two-month research-based project and workshop supported by the City of Melbourne.

9 Feb 2022

IPCS Reading Group

Starting as a space to foster community and discussion among IPCS members, friends and visiting fellows, our Reading Group reconvenes in late February 2022.

11 Nov 2021

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We are seeking an experienced, well organised, and energetic Managing Editor to oversee the editorial administration and workflows associated with ensuring high quality production and timely publication of our journal.

The Space

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Capacity: 12

The Edgar NG Gallery

The Edgar Ng Gallery is light-filled small room with a kitchenette that may be booked in addition to the Phillip Darby Room or the Ashis Nandy Room.

Venue outside
Capacity: 40

The Ashis Nandy Room

Named after a founding fellow of the Institute and prominent postcolonial scholar, the Ashis Nandy Room is the Institute’s main events space. During late Spring and Summer, it may be booked together with the Institute’s courtyard.