Contemporary artists and community activists use creative cartographies as tools for engagement, understanding relationships, and to draw attention to counter-narratives on the politics of land, place and history. Historically, maps have served as tools of colonization, ownership and exclusion, but these new approaches highlight the potentials of creative participatory methods, insurgent research and public-led pedagogies for engaging with the complexity of globalised and more-than-human cities in climate change. In these conversations, we will critically engage with diverse creative and practical projects of artists and scholars focused on public and participatory outcomes.
This event is presented by an interdisciplinary team of artists and researchers at RMIT University and hosted by CAST research group, Critical Urban Governance (CUG) research group, the Mapping Future Imaginaries (MFI) research network, School of Education and the Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra. Speakers include RMIT artists and researchers: Vicki Couzens, Marnie Badham and Tammy Hulbert Wong, Troy Innocent, Wendy Steele, Libby Porter and Linda Knight.
1. Koorookee Meerreeng, Grandmother’s Country (sites, places, totems, water, Country), photo courtesy Vicki Couzens
2. Linda Knight and Alys Longley. 2020-2021. Chaosgraph: Performing Scales of Infection.
3. Detail from Marnie Badham and Tammy Wong Hulbert, 2018, Five Weeks in Spring: an emotional map of Lilydale, Force of Nature, Yarra Ranges Regional Museum.
As uncertainty continues to plague us, connecting with ourselves, others and our environments has never been more important. Brimming with the voices of experienced embodiment practitioners, this heart-led publication celebrates embodied intelligence and shares multiple body-oriented practices that deepen connection and create conditions for humans to thrive.
Join CAST member Angela Clarke, her co-editors, the writers and publishers to help launch this important publication. Experience simple embodied practices, listen to writers share a taste of their work and participate in a discussion about the importance of how we humans need to cultivate the Art of Embodiment.
Published by the Dance Movement Therapy Association of Australasia (DTAA) with the Body-Mind Centering® Association (BMCA)
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