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Presented by Arts House
as part of
Refuge 2019: Displacement

Sun 1 Sep, 1.30pm
90 mins
Free, booking required

A Welcome to Country ceremony will be held prior to this session at 10.30am

Arts House
North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensberry St,
North Melbourne

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Wheelchair accessible
Auslan interpreter available Sat 31 Aug and Sun 1 Sep

Indigenous Elders can survive extreme weather with minimal material resources available. There are countless examples, including five Pitjantjatjara women who endured five days in the desert using the stories of the land to guide them to water. Can the cultural knowledge, skills and resources used by Indigenous communities lead the way and help everybody else to survive the coming apocalyptic crisis?

A billycan, a crowbar and an axe: Indigenous survival techniques for the apocalypse is a session of the North Melbourne School of Displacement

Other sessions

Sat 31 Aug
10.30am Over our heads: Housing and homelessness
1.30pm Lost for words: Displacement through enforced and prioritised language

Sun 1 Sep
10.30am In a strange land: How does culture survive when you can’t go home

Mon 2 Sep
6pm The future is Indigenous: Cultural change to survive a climate change world

Tue 3 Sep
6pm Not a drop to drink: Aqua nullius and global warming, securing First Nations water rights

North Melbourne School of Displacement by artist Keg de Souza has been co-programmed with Wirlomin Noongar collaborator Claire G. Coleman

Supported by – The City of Melbourne through Arts House. Redfern School of Displacement was first presented as part of the 20th Biennale of Sydney (2016)

Image by – Document Photography