Posted by y-s ueda | Thu Aug 22nd 2002 1 a.m.


21-22 September $60/50(members)/$35
The Museum of Contemporary Art,
Circular Quay / George Street side, Sydney.
Bookings: 9252 4044, education@mca.com.au


DAY ONE: 2-6pm Southern Function Room, Museum of
Contemporary Art

An informal lab environment for exchange between media
makers, artists and speakers including presentations and workshops. Invited
participants include RAC, V.I.S.A.S., No-one is illegal, boat-people.org,
Urban Theatre Projects and more, who will briefly present regional
political/cultural statements on troubled border issues.


DAY TWO: 11am- 5pm Amex Hall, Museum of
Contemporary Art
Formal lectures and presentations. Past, present, future: cultural response.
Introduction from MCA Director Elizabeth Ann
MacGregor, with speakers:
Cathy Craigie - Independent writer and head of the Aboriginal and Torres
Strait Islander Board of the Australia Council for the Arts
Ghassan Hage - author Phobic Disorders (forthcoming)
Julian Burnside QC - founder of spareroomsforrefugees;
Nikos Papastergiadis - The Australia Centre For Ideas, University of Melbourne
Suvendrini Perera - School of Communication, Arts and Critical Enquiry, La
Trobe University.

How can we respond to the xenophobia emergency?
Bookings: MCA on 9252 4033
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