FORUM 2018: About
25-30 June, 2018, Melbourne, Australia
A five-day program designed to seek new methods in art, architecture and design for addressing the histories, memories and legacies of frontier violence and Indigenous dispossession in Australia. Based in Melbourne, the forum will connect local efforts to commemorate frontier massacres and repatriate human remains with major international projects that have memorialised genocide and other histories of loss. The Indigenous-led forum will bring together a core group of artists, architects, scholars and community leaders from Australia and internationally for a mixed program of site visits, closed workshops, round table discussions, exhibitions and public conversations, made possible through the support and collaboration of key institutions and organisations.
The forum is an opportunity to expand on the RRM research project and create a platform for a transnational, dynamic and provocative conversation, that inserts the Australian experience in the global discussion about the need to address traumatic histories. A key focus of the forum will be developing protocols to guide new memorial projects. We will also workshop two case studies that are destined to become transformative urban projects in Australia.
The forum will conclude on 30 June with an afternoon of public conversations and film screenings at the National Gallery of Victoria, to coincide with the major exhibition Colony: Australia 1770-1861, Frontier Wars.
The forum is presented by MADA, the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at Monash University.
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