This symposium will bring together scholars, artists, activists, community members, educators, and learners to explore the relationship between localised and spatial experiences of deindustrialisation, accompanying gentrification and reindustrialisation, patterns of poverty and other inequalities.
The symposium will interrogate how to re-enfold questions of context back into discussions of inequalities and education, as well as explore the ambivalent effects of the mobilisation of the language of ‘innovation’, ‘creativity’ and ‘entrepreneurism’ in deindustrialising contexts.
Methodologically, this symposium aims to explore new approaches to research in and with learning environments, moving beyond deficit representational accounts, to generate creative modes of working with education providers and communities with shared matters of concern.
The first day will include a series of papers and workshops from researchers, activists and artists relating to deindustrialisation and education, and a collaborative discussion planning future research (including further publications and potential grant applications).
Please arrive at 9.30 am for orientation (tea and coffee available)
Welcome to Country and introduction
Lunch (with provocations engagement)
Tour of Pivot City Innovation District (optional)
Open forum (further provocations engagement)
Concluding remarks and evaluation
Date and time
Thursday 21 November 2019
Federal Mills – Pivot City Innovation District
33 Mackey Street
North Geelong VIC 3220