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26 May 2022

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

I said this to the bird – a panel

Four strangers, all Iranian men, congregate in the hall of a migrant resource centre somewhere in Melbourne. In their coming together they take the audience through a rollercoaster of emotions. Join playwright Mammad Aidani, and collaborators Reza Kaviani, Mehrfam Naimi, Mahdi Gholamshahidani and Ramin Montazeri who will talk about the process of conceiving, developing and staging I said to the bird.


Mammad Aidani
Reza Kaviani
Mehrfam Naimi
Mahdi Gholamshahidani
Ramin Montazeri

17 May 2022

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Reading Group

Theory/Knowledges/Politics – Starting as a space to foster community and discussion among IPCS members, friends and visiting fellows, our Reading Group reconvened in late February 2022 In line with IPCS’ …


Jasmine Barzani
Jack Kirne

13 May 2022

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Decolonising truth: Solomon Islands

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.


Sofia Macher
Joseph Foukona
Daniela Gavshon

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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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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.