[csaa-forum] The Politics of Listening – UNSW 28 – 30 November - Public events

Tanja Dreher t.dreher at unsw.edu.au
Fri Nov 16 07:33:30 ACST 2018

A number of public events will be held as part of the conference on The Politics of Listening at UNSW, 28 – 30 November 2018. All welcome at these open keynote and plenary sessions, and the sound installation ‘Other Registers’.


First Nations Voice and Listening – Thursday 29 November, 9 – 11am

Keynote address by Professor Megan Davis (UNSW) ‘First Nations Voice and the Right to be Heard’ https://www.politicsoflistening2018.com/keynote-speakers/

Professor Davis is Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous and Professor of Law at the University of New South Wales and was a delegate at the First Nations National Constitutional Convention that delivered the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

Plenary panel on First Nations Media with Lorena Allam (the Guardian) and Summer May Finlay (Croakey) https://www.politicsoflistening2018.com/plenary-first-nations-arts-and-media

First Nations media producers reflect on the politics of listening in their work, including at The Guardian, the ABC, #IHMayDay and #JustJustice.

Robert Webster Theatre 2, Robert Webster Building, Level 2, UNSW Kensington campus


Listening as Solidarity and Listening Interventions – Friday 30 November, 9 – 11am

Keynote address by Professor Leah Bassel (Roehampton), ‘Listening as Solidarity’ https://www.politicsoflistening2018.com/keynote-speakers/

Professor Bassel considers fleeting moments of political equality that become possible when listening is practiced as a form of solidarity.

Plenary panel on ‘Listening Interventions’ with Tanja Dreher (UNSW), Justine Lloyd (Macquarie) and Cate Thill (Notre Dame) https://www.politicsoflistening2018.com/plenary-listening-interventions

The plenary panel explores key achievements and future directions for research on the ethics, practices and politics of listening in Australia and internationally.

Robert Webster Theatre 2, Robert Webster Building, Level 2, UNSW Kensington campus


Sound Installation Opening ‘Other Registers’ – 5 – 6.30pm Wednesday 28 November

‘Other Registers’ is an immersive sound installation that uses software to transform data about police violence in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, into sound. Samuel Van Ransbeeck, one of the artists, will be accompanying the installation for its Sydney staging.

Drinks/launch event: 5-6.30 pm, 28 November, IO Myers Studio foyer, Creative Practice Lab.

Installation opening hours:

  *   Wednesday 28 November 5 - 7pm (opening drinks)
  *   Thursday 29 November 12.45pm - 3.15pm and from 5pm
  *   Friday 30 November 11am - 2pm

Where: Studio One is next to Io Myers Studio is located at the entrance to Gate 2 High St, Kensington. Look for the Creative Practice Lab neon sign in our foyer windows. Map Ref, d9/Gate 2 High St, Kensington NSW 2033<https://www.google.com/maps?ll=-33.916102,151.228169&z=17&t=m&hl=en-US&gl=AU&mapclient=embed&cid=12031895726211325172>

Further details: https://www.politicsoflistening2018.com/other-registers/

Further details on the conference:  https://www.politicsoflistening2018.com/

Dr Tanja Dreher

ARC Future Fellow / Scientia Fellow / Associate Professor

School of Arts and Media

University of New South Wales

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