Knowledge Intersections Research Symposium 2017 Proceedings

Oldfield, Janine, Forrester, Vincent, Benveniste, Tessa, Guenther, John, King, Lorraine, Curran, Georgia, Carew, Margaret, Martin, Barbara, Strangeways, Al, Papatraianou, Lisa, Williamson-Kefu, Majon, Morrison, Glenn, Lovell, Judith, Taylor, Jennifer, Hall, Lisa and Osborne, Sam (2017) Knowledge Intersections Research Symposium 2017 Proceedings. In: Knowledge Intersections Research Symposium 2017, 18 May 2017, Alice Springs.

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On Thursday 18th May 2017 the Desert Peoples Centre campus of Batchelor Institute hosted the inaugural
Knowledge Intersections Research Symposium. This event came about out of a desire to showcase and share the
excellent research work being done across the central Australian region. It was also an opportunity to explore the
‘Knowledge Intersections’ to be found across and between this work.
It was intentionally held in harmony with the NT Writer’s festival which took place from the 18th to 21st May, 2017.
The theme of the NT Writers’ Festival was ‘Crossings | Iwerre-Atherre’. This theme, and the conceptual work behind
it, was carefully developed by the NT Writers’ Festival organisers. The language in the title came from local Arrernte
people who interpreted crossings as iwerre-atherre, meaning two roads meeting, neither blocking nor erasing the
other; two-way learning or travelling together.
The theme ‘Knowledge Intersections’ was adopted for the research symposium to encourage local researchers to
share how the research work they are doing reflects these thematic ideas. Specifically presenters at the symposium
were challenged to reflect on these two questions;
• How can/does research help create intersections or meeting points for knowledge
systems, without one blocking or erasing the other?
• How does two-way learning happen in research and how does it help us to travel
Researchers from across the central Australian region presented on diverse topics including Indigenous Ecological
Knowledge, the boarding school experience, collaborative publishing projects, literature, resilience, decolonising
education policies and practices, narratives, poetry and visual arts.
Included here are papers by most of the presenters from the symposium. We offer them as a record of the ideas
shared on the day and a way of engaging with the intersections of knowledge even further. These papers have
been peer edited.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Field of Research: 19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1901 Art Theory and Criticism > 190104 Visual Cultures
19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing > 190402 Creative Writing (incl. Playwriting)
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200201 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Studies
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200204 Cultural Theory
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200211 Postcolonial Studies
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200299 Cultural Studies not elsewhere classified
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LC Special aspects of education
Research Collaboration Area: Creative Arts
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2018 02:06
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2018 02:06

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