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14 October 2021

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Readings to stir spirits

Join poet and performer Thabani Tshuma who will present a selection of readings on the movements of poetry, readings animating art into action.


Thabani Tshuma

21 October 2021

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Running Out

While the causes of today’s contestation over water can be traced back through Federation and colonisation, the past two decades have brought new issues to the fore. From traditional owners’ demands for recognition and allocation of cultural water, to the de-coupling of water from land and pressures on irrigators to compete in a newly deregulated market, to the ecological impacts of over-extraction, to aggressive transnational trade in water for profit, to the broader impacts of climate change on water availability—it is clear that water is now ground zero in a supercharged battle over incommensurable interests and values.


Rene Woods
Sue Jackson
Scott Hamilton
Stuart Kells
Howard Jones
Lauren Rickards

27 October 2021

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Decolonising truth: Timor-Leste

The Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation (ADI) and the Institute of Postcolonial Studies (IPCS) are running a series of seminars on international experiences of truth-telling with particular relevance to the unfolding conversation in Australia following the release of the Uluru Statement calling for Voice, Treaty and Truth in 2017.


Hugo Fernandes
Pat Walsh
Galuh Wandita
Lia Kent

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14 Sep 2021

Racial literacy in Australia

On 16 June, Lily Brown, Odette Kelada, Dianne Jones met with Mira Gunawansa to discuss their work on racial literacy in Australia.

9 Aug 2021

IPCS Reading Group

Starting as a space to foster community and discussion among IPCS members and friends, the IPCS Reading Group returns in 2021 with taking place on alternating weeks.

17 Jul 2021

The Future of Food Blog

Future of food project update

At a time when agriculture is more likely to be grasped in terms of speculative investment than common good, food has become a powerful prism for grappling with the logics by which power circulates in the world.

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.