Culture and Community Researchers Network 2009 -2012

The Culture and Community Researchers’ Network was a partnership between CDN and Victorian College of the Art and Music’s Centre for Cultural Partnerships.  It brought together researchers from universities in Australia and other countries who were interested in cultural development, social change, creative methodologies, artistic intervention, and/ or community research themes.  In 2013, a new program is being led by VCA-MCM’s Centre for Cultural Partnerships: Social Practice in the Arts Seminar Series.


Culture and Community Researchers’ Network: November 2012

Dr Aneta Podkalicka: “Youthworx: generating social value through cultural production and enterprise”
Kerrie Schaefer: “Post-capitalism, community and performance in the work of MED Theatre and Theatre Modo.”


Culture and Community Researchers’ Network: October 2012

Arts and Development
Xris Reardon: “The Legacy of Augusto Boal’s work on Theatre of the Oppressed: where have we gone, where we have come to”.
Chris Parkinson: “The ethics and aesthetics of community-based arts practice”.
Cymbeline Buhler: “Peace-­‐Building Theatre in Sri Lanka. First Steps and Considerations”.


Culture and Community Researchers’ Network: September 2012

Presenters: Pamela Bruder: Visual methods: articulating when words fail
Dr Anne Harris:
Ethnocinema and 21st century applied video


Culture and Community Researchers’ Network: August 2012

Presenter: Candice Boyd, PhD Candidate in the Department of Resource Management and Geography and the Centre for Cultural Partnerships, University of Melbourne, The notion of therapeutic space in art, clinical psychology, continental philosophy, and contemporary cultural geography


Culture and Community Researchers’ Network: June 2012

Presenters: Bo Svoronos, PhD Candidate at the Globalism Research Centre, RMIT University,  How Indigenous Festivals Create Spaces for Reciprocity and Community Identity- observing impacts of festival sustainability.
Miriam Fathalla, Masters student in Planning and Community Development, LaTrobe University, Principles of the Burning Man Festival and characteristics of successful community development and engagement.

Culture and Community Researchers’ Network: May 2012

Presenters: Jan Hendrik Brueggemeier: How to reclaim my life in my city? – Towards a manual of small steps to a sustainable urban citizenship and
Joji Mori: Designing Interactive Technologies For Commemorating Tragedy: A Black Saturday Bushfire Case Study


Culture and Community Researchers’ Network: April 2012

Urban Space and the Creative City
Presenters: Kelum Palipane: Towards a Sensory Production of Urban Space: Developing a Conceptual Framework of Inquiry based on Sensory Embodied Practice and
Dr Kate Shaw: Re-thinking the ‘creative city’: reconciling global strategies with local subcultures


Culture and Community Researchers’ Network: March 2012

Participatory and Creative Research
Presenters: Devora Neumark: Collaborative Performance Art in Search of Beauty and Home: Making a Case for Participatory Research and Co-creativity
Jen Rae: Riparian Project (more…)

Culture and Community Researchers’ Network: February 2012

Creativity/Creative Risks
Presenters: Jim Chambliss, Can Epilepsy Enhance Creativity in Visual Art?
Nilgun Guven, critical reflections on practice led research as a performance, community and arts worker. (more…)

Culture and Community Researchers’ Network, November 2011

Presenter: Poppy de Souza, Video-as-process: experiments in thinking with a video camera (more…)