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Presented by Arts House
as part of
Refuge 2019: Displacement

Sun 1 Sep, 10.30am
90 mins
Free, booking required

A Welcome to Country ceremony will be held 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

How can people whose lands are disappearing due to mining, war and climate change maintain a lifeline to their cultures?

Indigenous Australian’s have survived, evolved and resisted over 200 years of displacement. In this strange land, First Nations people offer guidance to newly arrived communities who are navigating the challenge of preserving and practising culture in an unfamiliar landscape. Through this shared history, communities from around the world come together, offering stories of survival and resilience.

In a strange land: How does culture survive when you can’t go home 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
1.30pm A billycan, a crowbar and an axe: Indigenous survival techniques for the apocalypse

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