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demos journal special issue launch at IPCS

“The more precarious you are, the more support you need. The more precarious you are, the less support you have. When we say something is precarious, we usually mean it is in a precarious position: if the vase on the mantelpiece were pushed, just a little bit, a little bit, it would topple right over. […] Living on the edge: a life lived as a fragile thread that keeps unraveling; when life becomes an effort to hold on to what keeps unraveling.” 

Sara Ahmed, Living a Feminist Life.


The Institute of Postcolonial Studies is pleased to be launching demos journal’s latest issue on precarity.

Join the demos team and feaured contributors Scheherazade Bloul, Jocelyn Deane, Tegan Crowley, Gianmaria Lenti, Darcey Davie and Anastasia Kanjere to hear them discuss their contributions to the special issue and their reflections on precarity. The presentations will be followed by Q&A with the authors and demos journal editors.

With generous funding from ArtsACT, demos journal and the Institute of Postcolonial Studies have collaborated on issue 11 # Precarity.


demos journal is a volunteer-run progressive journal for emerging writers based on Ngunnawal and Ngambri land (Canberra). Guided by our understanding of the need for a democratic response to climate change, we publish critical and creative writing and art addressing the climate crisis, capitalism, Indigenous politics, refugee justice, ecology and higher education.

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Recorded: 5 March 2021


Anastasia Kanjere
Jocelyn Deane
Gianmaria Lenti
Darcey Davie
Tegan Crowley


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