The Photo Lab: Collingwood Studio
The Photo Lab: Collingwood Studio is an offsite Bachelor of Arts (Photography) education initiative and emerging research platform in Collingwood.
The project has three core components including:
The purpose of the Lab is to foster critically-engaged graduates who have an expanded conception of photography as a tool for civic engagement. The education focus of the lab employs the model of ‘students as partners’ through an egalitarian learning environment that encourages critical dialogue around the politics of representation, relational ethics, and collaboration. It enables students, staff, alumni, industry and community partners, and the local community, to engage in a range of collaborative projects supporting community-led social change.
A successful pilot was completed in 2018 with funding from the Every Graduate Ready program, and support from Melbourne Polytechnic and CAST. The project continues with a focus on community participation, youth workshops, and sustainable partnerships.
The project is led by Dr Kelly Hussey-Smith, Dr Angela Clarke, and Pauline Anastasiou, with support from CAST and The RMIT School of Art.
Read the Artlink article here.
RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nations on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.
Copyright © 2020 CAST