Place and Partnerships Conference 2018
This conference showcased research from across the University of Melbourne addressing the theme of place-based research and Indigenous research partnerships. Academic teams - alongside the Indigenous organisations and communities who partner with us - presented projects that focus on building relationships and delivering tangible outcomes with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Place and Partnerships
Indigenous research relationships & place-based projects at the University of Melbourne
5-6 April 2018
Location: Melbourne Brain Centre
30 Royal Parade
Building #144 (also known as Kenneth Myer Buildling, Neuroscience, Dax)
Parkville, VIC 3052
- Paul Briggs OAM - Executive Chairman, Kaiela Institute - Keynote Address "Time & Place"
- Bruce Pascoe - award-winning writer, editor and anthologist
- Djirri Djirri Dance Group - Mandy Nicholson and the Wurundjeri women and girls dance group at the Reception
A place-based research agenda prioritises innovative and locally-defined solutions to contemporary problems. In health, education, justice, linguistics and many other fields, attention to place enables the development of sustainable relationships based on reciprocity and collaboration.
Teams described research, or teaching and learning projects that include ongoing Indigenous partnerships and place-based engagement. Presentations focused on the relationship development that underpins research outcomes or translation, for example:
- Projects which respond to community needs and priorities, or which support community-driven research agenda
- Addressing the geographical contexts of research, such as relationships on Country, or place-based responses to governance or service delivery
- Partnerships which demonstrate continued development over time, including teaching and learning projects
Priority was given to presentations which included Indigenous collaborators, organisations or representatives, and with a substantial focus on relationship development and maintenance. The conference provided an innovative combination of presentations, roundtables, workshops, and PechaKucha.
All delegates were invited to attend a Reception on the evening of Thursday 5 April (day 1), showcasing the work of Indigenous students and artists at the University of Melbourne.
Information about presentation types that were accepted is available here.