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We are reading the introduction from: Vannini, Phillip, ed. Non-Representational Methodologies: Re-Envisioning Research. New York: Routledge, 2015. Print. (PDF). Next meet up is scheduled for Tuesday November 21, 1pm.

Women Writers in the City at West Space

RMIT’s non/fictionLab invites you to join us on Monday 30 October for a performance of creative work and Q&A by Zoe Dzunko and Annabel Brady-Brown. This is the sixth and final outcome of Women Writers in the City, a project supported by the City of Melbourne 2016 Arts Grants. Women Writers in the City at …

DOCUVERSE 2018 call for proposals

DOCUVERSE 2018 Expanding documentary: Ecologies and dialogues CALL FOR PROPOSALS Since its inception in 2016, Docuverse has been aiming to bring together a diverse range of people from independent filmmakers and artists to research-practitioners and industry representatives. With its third iteration, our symposium will continue to foster these cross-disciplinary conversations that are increasingly necessary to …

Held at RMIT on Tuesday 22 August 2017, the Un-lecture experimented with breaking the traditional Australian style lecture—and remaking it–creating a lecture where performance, song and word intersect. Featuring prolific local spoken word artists from the African-Australian diaspora, Un-lecture speakers explored identity through lyrical and performative storytelling. Abe Nouk is the author of HUMBLE and …

OzWallace 2017, the first ever David Foster Wallace conference in Australia, was held at RMIT University from 1-3 September. Sponsored by non/fictionLab and the International David Foster Wallace Society, it featured 25 presentations from a diverse array of speakers from around the world, including David Hering’s keynote address on Wallace, Ronald Reagan and the 1980s. …

A poem by Bonny Cassidy, ‘grounds’, which was presented at the non/fictionLab’s Spotlight salon earlier this year, will be featured at the Melbourne Writers Festival in September. An excerpt from the poem is now riding as a banner on CBD trams (see pictured) and Bonny will read the work in the Botanical Gardens for a …

Women Writers in the City at Melbourne Writers Festival

Walking, reading, writing – the actions we take in public space hold specific resonances for women. At this year’s Melbourne Writers Festival, Sophie Cunningham, Rebecca Harkins-Cross and Emily Witt explore the relationships between geography and gender. This is the fourth outcome of Women Writers in the City, an experiment in mentorship run by non/fictionLab and …

Behind the Interface – Docuverse at Visible Evidence

At 9am down a weaving corridor Docuverse held our Behind the Interface: assessing technological implications in expanded documentary practices workshop at the Centro Cultural Borges in Buenos Aires. Franziska Weidle hosted the workshop where she along with Helen Gaynor, Hannah Brasier, Kim Munro, Georgia Wallace-Crabbe and Pauline Anastasiou all presented short five minute provocations about expanded documentary …

Materialism and Interactive Documentary

Adrian Miles convened a panel at the 2017 Visible Evidence Conference (Buenos Aires) asking questions about matertialism, materialist media philosophy, and interactive documentary. The panellists were Adrian Miles, Daniel Fetzner (.de), Carles Sora (.es), and Judith Aston (.uk). Feisty is one adjective that springs to mind. The protocol was 10 slides, each slide 30 seconds, …

Kat Clarke & Emily Bitto at Emerging Writers Fest

In June, Kat Clarke and Emily Bitto appeared at Lunchtime Lit: Women Writers in the City as part of the Emerging Writers Festival. In a project supported by non/fictionLab and City of Melbourne 2016 Arts Grants, they engaged in conversation about what it means to be a ‘woman writer’ in the City of Melbourne, read …

Mentorships and readings in the Urban Writing House

This year, the Urban Writing House has hosted events from the ‘experiment in mentorship’ Women Writers in the City, a project supported by City of Melbourne 2016 Arts Grants. The writers Sophie Cunningham & Rebecca Harkins Cross worked together for a day on fiction and nonfiction projects, then read from works in progress. They were …

Zoe Dzunko & Annabel Brady-Brown at McCraith House

Zoe Dzunko & Annabel Brady-Brown undertook a collaborative residency at McCraith House this winter, gearing up for Women Writers in the City, a project supported by City of Melbourne 2016 Arts Grants. They write: During our stay at McCraith House we collaborated on a multidimensional project, born from our five-year friendship and working relationship as …

Docuverse at Visible Evidence

  This week Docuverse are in Buenos Aires for Visible Evidence running a workshop called Behind the interface: assessing technological implications in expanded documentary practices. Speaking as part of this will be Franziska Weidle, Hannah Brasier, Kim Munro, Pauline Anastasiou and Georgia Wallace-Crabbe. We will be covering the implications of existing technologies, pedagogical limitations and …