Symposium – Inequalities and possibilities: Deindustrialisation and education

Thursday 21 November 2019
10.00am—4.30pm

Event details

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).

Program

Please arrive at 9.30 am for orientation (tea and coffee available)

10am
Welcome to Country and introduction

10.45am–11.45am
Keynote speaker*

11.45am–12pm
Morning tea

12pm–1pm
Workshops/presentations 1

1pm–1.45pm
Lunch (with provocations engagement)

1.45pm–2.15pm
Tour of Pivot City Innovation District (optional)

2.15pm–3.15pm
Workshop/presentations 2

3.15pm–4pm
Open forum (further provocations engagement)

4pm
Concluding remarks and evaluation

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Key information

Date and time

Thursday 21 November 2019
10am–4.30pm

Location

Federal Mills – Pivot City Innovation District
33 Mackey Street
North Geelong VIC 3220

Catering

Lunch and morning tea will be provided. If you have any dietary requirements, please complete details when booking your tickets and email Yasmin Mobayad before Friday 1 November 2019.

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