Events

Learning in a bomb shelter, or how teachers in Ukraine interact with their students in times of war: A series of interviews

Virtual

Institute of Sociology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

I am Olha Maksymenko, a Ukrainian sociologist. I am doing some research into the environmental attitudes of primary, secondary and high school students from Ukraine. To put it more precisely, I had been carrying out that research for a couple of months when we found ourselves in a war. At the moment, I am interviewing those who carry on teaching despite the war. Besides, I am collecting and analysing drawings made by Ukrainian children who have unexpectedly become the eyewitnesses of this war. I am going to present some excerpts from these interviews to the audience and show the children's drawings. Most of these drawings have been submitted for the contest titled “How children see the 2022 war”. The contest was launched by “Vseosvita”, a national educational company, in early March.

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A Night with the Outer Sanctum: Inside the Group Chat

Swinburne Sport Innovation Research Group

The Swinburne Sport Innovation Research Group invites you to get “inside the group chat” of the award-winning podcast The Outer Sanctum and find out how they engage with the big ideas and challenging problems in sport and beyond each week. The Outer Sanctum is best described as AFLM and AFLW chat done differently with an all-women podcast featuring ten passionate footy fans. The team discuss and unpack Aussie Rules and other sports stories from the outer with a consciously feminist and inclusive lens. The team consists of: Emma Race Shelley Ware Rana Hussain Lucy Race Alicia Sometimes Nicole Hayes Tess Armstrong Kate Seear Julia Chiera Felicity Race The Outer Sanctum is a place for football stories and passionate footy voices we don't usually get to hear, and it is this focus on inclusion and intersectionality that will frame the conversation for this live event. The Swinburne Sport Innovation Research Group – led by Dr Kasey Symons – will provide insight on how podcasts such as The Outer Sanctum are changing the way we hear about, discuss and consume sport media. Kasey’s research has found that alternative and independent sports media platforms create custom content that reflects a diversity of voices and representation of athletes, sports and issues […]

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Exploring tropes of art at the Muloobinba / Newcastle Lockup

University of Newcastle

How do past to contemporary tropes of art add to making and shaping contemporary experiences, understandings and perceptions, not only in the art world but beyond as well? And what are the ways in which different experiences and perceptions of time play a key role for developing useful, critical and potentially additional strategies for the future? Each of the participants in this panel, facilitated at the Newcastle Lock-Up — current and former gallery directors, artists and art lovers — will bring their professional and personal expertise to the conversation. Members of the audience will also be invited to participate in the conversation on the day. The panel conversation is set up in collaboration and co-sponsorship between the Newcastle Lock-Up and the School of Humanities, Creative Industries and Social Sciences (HCISS), University of Newcastle. The panel participants are: Courtney Novak Virginia Cuppaidge Gael Davies Brett McMahon Ron Ramsay Daniela Heil About the Panelists: Courtney Novak, Artistic Director: Courtney Novak has extensive experience in creative programming, exhibition development and project management and arts marketing. Courtney joined The Lock-Up in 2014 and has been instrumental in the organisation’s strategic direction, enabling the contemporary art space to become a nationally recognised, award-winning institution. She […]

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What comes next? | Humanities

UNSW Sydney

The 21st century has been plagued with one crisis after another – a global pandemic, climate catastrophes, economic turmoil and senseless violence. So how do we equip ourselves for what’s around the corner? To forge our path through this uncertainty, hear from five UNSW Sydney thinkers who are discovering the future of video gaming, the wild west of cryptocurrencies, the dark side of hybrid education and how we could use algorithms to build the cities of the future. Making living cities | John Carr We’ve made momentous advances in technology, transport and architecture, but our blueprint for a city has not changed since the Second World War. So what could our urban hubs of the future look like? Are computer-generated cities in the future | Claire Daniel We trust algorithms to do everything from online shopping to telling us what to eat for dinner, is it time we let them help us build the cities of the future? The future of social gaming | Nathan J Jackson This year, Twitch streamers have watched 6.13 billion hours of video game content… so where is this massive industry heading? And what does the future of gaming look like? The dark forest of cryptocurrency | Tony […]

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Ngukurr to Newcastle: exploring the living archive through possum skin cloak making

University of Newcastle

Join us for a conversation which explores the life of Dexter Daniels a Union activist from the community of Ngukurr in the Northern Territory. Dexter was key in organising and supporting the Wave Hill walk-off and other strikes for worker’s rights and land across the Northern Territory. Recent research has uncovered Dexter’s connections to Newcastle, through his engagement with the Trades Unions. We are working with the Ngukurr community and students from Cooks Hill campus to re-tell his story through the medium of a possum skin coat. Keri Clarke will explain the process of possum skin cloak making and students will talk about their experiences of being involved. With Keri Clarke, BoonWurrug Wemba Wemba Cloak Maker, Kate Senior, Professor of Anthropology, University of Newcastle, and students from the Cooks Hill Campus of Newcastle High Register now

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