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Performing Artefacts conference

Monday 18 November 2019

The Performing Artefacts conference considers how peoples’ experiences and knowledge of ‘the real’ are communicated via performances involving artefacts – performances of the everyday, as well as activities explicitly labelled ‘performances.’

Performing precarity: Refugee representation, determination and discourses

Monday 21 November 2016

A three-day international conference addressing issues around the representation of 'real' crises, in particular the 'refugee crisis'. Keynote speakers include Professor Suvendrini Perera (Curtin University, Australia) and Professor Nikos Papastergiadis (University of Melbourne, Australia)


Performing Precarity - Thank-you!

Our final event of 2016 was Performing Precarity: Refugee Representation, Determination and Discourses, running at Otago University from November 21-23. Thank you to all the attendants of this great event, including academics, activists, and performers, as well as visitors from the resettlement sector and education, that made it an enlightening and convivial conference.

Thanks especially to our keynotes Nikos Papastergiadis and Suvendrini Perera, who kindly delivered a public lecture as well as her conference keynote.

The abstracts for these addresses can be viewed on the Visiting Scholars and Keynotes page.

More information about Performing Precarity can be viewed here.

Podcast now available - Bree Hadley's public lecture, 'It's a social experiment'

The Resources and Podcasts page is now populated, with Associate Professor Bree Hadley's public lecture 'It's a social experiment: Pranks, political activism, and performing marginality for a politically correct mainstream audience' available in audio form for all to listen.

Associate Professor Hadley's lecture was delivered as a part of 2016's 'Performance of the Real: Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Symposium'.

Read more about this event here.

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