Inclusive knowledges: bridging the university community divide (celebrating diverse knowledge forms)

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Wednesday 19 October 2016

This event is part of the Victoria University Research Festival, taking place 17-28 October 2016.

This event reflects and celebrates the relationships the Colleges of Arts and Education have with the broader community. With a focus on translational research this event features multiple and diverse knowledges that span across the two colleges and the communities, agencies and groups we collaborate with.

The event acknowledges traditional and non-traditional research forms, with a particular focus on accessible formats (i.e. creative arts modalities) such as innovative visual and sensory presentations. This event will also include a community-university discussion panel and other interactive elements.

Keynote speaker

Professor Gary Foley, author, activist and VU academic will be the keynote speaker.

Professor Foley is a lifetime advocate for Indigenous people to tell their own stories. He collated the Aboriginal History Archive, also known as the Foley Collection.

Panel discussion


  • Brendan MurrayExecutive Principal, Parkville College – Youth detention facility
  • Paola Balla, Artist In Residence-Research & Practice, Moondani Balluk Indigenous Academic Unit at VU
  • Liss Gabb, Creative producer, director and curator, Cohealth Arts Generator


Group speed dating

After the panel we will have several VU academics and community presenters hosting informal discussions with attendees.

Presentations & performances

Short presentations

  • Bree McKilligan, Youth Development Officer, Arts + Events, Maribyrnong Youth Services
  • Paola Bilbrough, Filmmaker and Lecturer in Academic Support & Development at VU.


Other activities

  • Postgraduate student digital posters
  • Sound Portraits of South African migrants living in Australia
  • Now and Then, an academic postcards project on display at Footscray Park.

Event details

The event is open to everyone and will be held on Wednesday 19 October, 2-5pm at VU at MetroWest.

Please RSVP by email to [email protected].

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19 October 2016, 2:00pm to 5:00pm

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Ben Humphreys