Practices, Processes & Politics of Indigenous Place-Making: A Symposium

Symposium schedule:

MELBOURNE CONVERSATION
BMW Edge, Federation Square

Thurs 24 June 6.00pm
Conversation:

  • Emmanuel Kasarherou, director Tjibaou Cultural Centre
  • Carroll Go-Sam, Aboriginal Environs Research Centre, UQ
  • Greg Burgess, Architect Uluru-Kata Tjuta & Brambuk
  • Margaret Gardiner, Wurundjeri Elder

SYMPOSIUM
Prince Philip Theatre

Faculty: Architecture, Building & Planning, University of Melbourne
25-26 June

Friday 25 June

Registration
8.30am-9.00am
Registration is free, however we need to record attendance. Please complete and return the registration form.

Opening
9.00am–9.30am

  • Welcome to country (Margaret Gardiner)
  • Ceremony (Wurundjeri Land Council)
  • Opening remarks (Gary Murray: the genesis of the idea)

Session 1:
A Case Study: Creating a Cultural Centre from the Ground Up.

9.30am–10.30am
Keynote address: Emmanuel Kasarherou, Director of Tjibaou Cultural Centre, Noumea

Morning tea
10.30am–11.00am

Session 2:
Victorian Traditional Owners Speak: Re-Imagining ‘Place’ for Victorian Indigenous Culture, Knowledge and Education in Melbourne

11.00am–12.30pm
Panel of Traditional Owners from around the state including:

  • Margaret Gardiner Wurundjeri, Yorta Yorta, Dja Dja Wurrung
  • Gayle Maddigan (Wamba Wamba, Wertigkia, Nyeri Nyeri and Dhudhuroa)
  • Mark Dugay-Grist (Wertigkia, Wamba Wamba, Nyeri Nyeri)
  • Marjory Thorpe (Gunnai)
  • Jida Murray-Gulpilil (Dhudhuroa)
  • Esther Kirby (Baraparapa)
  • Annette Xiberras (Wurundjeri)

Lunch
12.30pm–1.30pm

Session 3:
Re-Imagining ‘Place’ for Victorian Indigenous Culture, Knowledge and Education in Melbourne

  • 1.30pm–2.00pm Dr Tony Birch: “Whose Chair, whose table?”
  • 2.00pm–2.30pm Dr Chris Healy:
  • 2.30pm–3.00pm Carroll Go-Sam: “We Don’t Dream”
  • 3.00pm–3.30pm Discussion with panel of speakers

Afternoon tea
3.30pm–4.00pm

Session 4:
Making Indigenous Place: The New Zealand Experience

4.00pm–5.00pm
Keynote: Prof Rewi Thompson

Saturday 26 June

Session 1:
What can we learn from Precedents? Contemporary Indigenous Place-making around the world

9.00am–10.00am
MacGeorge Visiting Speaker Public Lecture:
Prof Lisa Findley, “Negotiating Place: History, Memory & Politics in Building Visibility”

Morning tea
10.30am–11.00am

Session 2:
What can we learn from Precedents? Contemporary Indigenous Place-making in Australia

  • 11.00am–11.30am Greg Burgess, Victorian Architect
  • 11.30am–12.00am Dillon Kombumerri, Principle Indigenous Architect, NSW State Govt Architects

Concluding Discussion: Where to from here?
12.00pm–1.00pm Panel of speakers and discussion from floor

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