Decolonising cities: Art and transcultural placemaking (II): A transdisciplinary dialogue between Italy and First Nations

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Type: 
Event
Date: 
October 27, 2023
Subject Fields: 
Area Studies, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Australian and New Zealand History / Studies, Indigenous Studies

Decolonising cities: Art and transcultural placemaking (II): A transdisciplinary dialogue between Italy and First Nations - Online 27 October 2022, 9-11am CEDT (Rome), 6-8pm AEDT (Naarm/Melbourne). Register here.

This second international dialogue on Decolonising Cities, promoted by the University of Padova and Monash University, brings together Naarm (Melbourne)-based First Nations artists with Italian academics working in Australia. The aim is to reflect on how arts and design can challenge ongoing forms of transnational imperialism, and the enduring effects of colonialism within specific multicultural localities. It aims to explore how Indigenous and migrant identities are reshaped through engagement with oblique storytelling methods, family histories, autobiographical narratives, art and urban design. In doing so, the workshop interrogates the complexities of artistic and academic interventions that seek to develop effective practices of transcultural placemaking, and inspire and support anti-racist movements.

Visual artists Paola Balla (Wemba-Wemba, Gunditjmara; Victoria University) and Hayley Millar-Baker (Gunditjmara, Djabwurrung; Monash University Prato Centre), and scholars and activists Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli (Deakin University) and Ilaria Vanni (University of Technology, Sydney) will discuss their work in dialogue with Matteo Dutto (Monash University European Research Foundation) and Samuele Grassi (Monash University Prato Centre-University of Florence).

"Decolonial cities: Art and transcultural placemaking" is a project coordinated by Annalisa Frisina and Filippo Focardi (University of Padova), Francesco Ricatti (Australian National University), Matteo Dutto (Monash University European Research Foundation), and Samuele Grassi (Monash University Prato Centre-University of Florence).

Thursday 27 October 2022
Naarm/Melbourne (AEST) 6-8pm - Rome (CEDT) 9-11am

The webinar will be held in English.