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“Is eating a settler-colonial act?” History, justice, and the future of food

Stefano de Pieri, Lauren Rickards, Nick Rose & Christopher Mayes, 9 May 2019

“If you eat, you are involved in agriculture” is a popular saying among agrarian and alternative food advocates. It is often attributed to the American poet and farmer Wendell Berry who wanted to draw attention to the way eaters are intimately connected with growers.

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Decolonising governance / Archipelagic thinking

Paul Carter, John Cunningham, Melinda Hinkson & Priya Srinivasan, 5 June 2019

Paul was in conversation with John Cunningham, Curator and Creative director, Melinda Hinkson, Anthropologist and Director of IPCS, and Priya Srinivasan, Performance Studies Scholar


Creative disasters

Gemma Sou, Michael Fikaris, Jen Rae & Kate Sulan, 31 October 2019

What roles for artists in the coming disaster?

The number of “natural” disasters are increasing globally. Yet, disaster research is often trapped in a reductive paradigm couched in paternalistic and technocratic language of “solutions”, which are complicit with exclusionary approaches that re-entrench the very processes that exacerbate pre-disaster vulnerability. In addition, much of this research as well as mainstream media continue rely on colonial narratives that infantilize, dehumanize, and strip disaster-affected people of their identities.


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Reema Rattan

Born in Fiji and of Indian descent, Reema Rattan is a strategic communications specialist who has been on the Institute’s Council since September 2017. She co-hosts Communication Mixdown on community radio 3CR, sits on the Victorian Schools Animal Ethics Committee… Continue Reading →

Judith Grbich

Judith Grbich is a longstanding member of the Institute, with an interest in the postcolonial in jurisprudential and literary works. She is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Griffith University’s Law School, and Socio-Legal Research Centre, and Editor-in-Chief of the Australian… Continue Reading →

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