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Alison Whittaker Residency Recap

From August 13–15, Gomeroi writer Alison Whittaker invited us to share the celebration of her new book, Blakwork, published by the legendary Magabala Books. The collection of poems – prose and experimental in mode – as well as short nonfiction, is unique in form and expresses the vitality, originality and urgency of contemporary Aboriginal writing, particularly …

Wil Polson

Wil Polson is a photographic artist, researcher and educator from Melbourne, Australia. Drawing on queer and new materialist philosophies, Wil is interested in the shift that occurs as the materials of the world collaborate with, and are transformed by, the materials of photography. Wil is approaching his final year of a practice-led PhD that interrogates …

present tense .2 ‘Un-Lecture: Movement’ Changes the Way We See the Lecture

The Design Hub was packed out again for the second present tense event in the series, Un-Lecture: Movement. The sold out event was curated by Tresa LeClerc and Piri Altraide. It featured prolific multidisciplinary artists Neil Morris (DRMNGNOW), Sista Zai Zanda, Kathleen Gonzalez Villamizar and wāni. RMIT teacher Tresa LeClerc opened the event with a …

Speaking Up for Hot Scholar

Hot Scholar is underway, with the first of five sessions held on 16 July, and four more to follow.  Hot Scholar is a pilot program of supportive peer-based professional development, devised by Peta Murray, and supported by non/fictionLab. The goal of the project is to build researchers’ skills and confidence in live presentation settings. Its purpose …