I’m honoured that Arts House has invited myself and Dan Koop to curate their next Supper Club. Focusing on the themes of Place & Displacement, this will be a facilitated exploration of our overlapping relationships to place.
Wurundjeri elder Joy Murphy Wandin, urban planner Timmah Ball and natural history expert Gary Presland each frame their view of place through Indigenous culture, our natural environment and the ways that we design new spaces and transform place. Supper Clubbers can then grab a plate and join in hosted discussions examining wider concepts of place and displacement – ranging from homelessness, migration and ageing to space travel and the internet – designed to draw upon the expertise and experiences of all present.
Facilitated by human ecologist and artist Asha Bee Abraham (Invisible Cities) and purveyor of participatory art forms Dan Koop (The Stream/The Boat/The Shore/The Bridge), entry includes a delicious meal by Tamil Feasts.
Aunty Joy Wandin, Wurundjeri Elder
Dr Gary Presland, Author and Historian
Timmah Ball, Writer & Urban Researcher
Baqir Khan, Poet, Humanitarian Innovator & Lecturer
Vicky Vacondios, Homelessness Advocate
Annie Raser-Rowland, Horticulturalist, Writer & Artist
Professor Barbara Creed, Animal Studies researcher, Melbourne University
Reg Abrahams, Wathaorong Aboriginal Co-operative, Manager of Wurdi Youang site
Dr Jolynna Sinanan, Social media researcher, RMIT University
David Vakalis, Protest and public space researcher, Monash University
Image: Laura Wills, Public Survey, 2010. Pastel on paper, 184x99cm.