When? 6.30pm – 8pm, Thursday 21st July, 2016
Where? People’s Park, Boundary Street, West End
What? Presentations and panel discussion
Join us on Thursday evening for the second of our Winter Program series on the critical socio-political context of the Right to the City and urban activism.
This session will explore questions of colonisation and the right to the city, asking what a “decolonised” city might look like, and what “decolonising” the city entails.
We are honoured to be joined by the following incredible thinkers:
Gordon Chalmers (BA, JD) is an academic currently based at QUT. His PhD thesis attempts to deconstruct the legal identity of the “Aboriginal Race of Australia” in Australian law, allowing for the possibility of both re-conceptualising and -addressing Indigenous efforts to once again normalize Aboriginal ontologies in Australia.
Melissa Lucashenko is an acclaimed Australian writer of Goorie (Aboriginal) and European heritage. She was born in Brisbane, and has been widely published as a novelist, essayist and short story writer. Her books have won or been shortlisted for many major awards. She has also written about the experiences of criminalised women alongside the ground-breaking organisation she helped establish in Brisbane, Sisters Inside.
All welcome! Free!
We acknowledge the rightful owners of the lands on which we meet. Sovereignty never ceded.