The Country Suite: storytelling across the realms

Molly Reynolds – Documentary filmmaker The feature film Charlie’s Country is about an aging blackfella Charlie (David Gulpilil) who is struggling to cope with changes to life in his Aboriginal community. He returns bush to try to live the old way, setting off a chain of events with unexpected consequences. The online instillation Still Our…

Visualizing New Public Governance in Contemporary Northern Australia

Helen Verran – Northern Institute, Charles Darwin University New Public governance? Here is a recent list of buzz-words articulating what this newly coined term means: “joined-up governance, cross-cutting solutions, networked governance, cross-sector working”. What it adds up to is “accentuating the importance of engaging societal actors across organisational, institutional, domain, and sectoral boundaries to address…

Neolife

Oron Catts – SymbioticA, University of Western Australia Tissue engineering and regenerative biology are usually discussed in relation to biomedical research and applications. However in the last decade we witness a shift; there is a growing interest in exploring spin-off tissue engineering and regenerative biology technologies for other ends, such as consumer products, art and…

Keep it warm! Incubators as simulators

Ionat Zurr – SymbioticA, University of Western Australia Developments in the life sciences and biomedical technologies tend to use revolutionary rhetoric and the illusion of breaking free from hegemonic social constructions; however these constructions are inbuilt within the developments of these technologies, their interpretation and application. Through a series of historical and contemporary narratives we…