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Exhibition information:

The LCC exhibition is running from 4-31 October 2018 in the main library entrance and across library display cases. It has been co-curated by one of the zine’s creators, Rahul Patel, with LCC special collections librarians Monica Sajeva and Ruth Collingwood, and LCC academic staff Karl Foster, Maureen Salmon and Mo-Ling Chui. Content from the zine is displayed alongside items from academic staff members’ own personal collections and the LCC library special collections.


Event information:

4 October – ‘Decolonising the Arts Curriculum’ Launch Event in the LCC Canteen Amphitheatre and Library – This event started with a series of short talks and readings from contributors to Zine #1 followed by a tour of the exhibition with LCC Librarians and co-curators Monica Sajeva and Ruth Collingwood. Speakers included Lucy Panesar, Anita Israel, Zey Suka-Bill, Melodie Holliday, Gurnam Singh, Mikal Calandra Achode, Vikki Hill, Callum Cound, Raju Singh, Zac Chaudri, Jhinuk Sarkar, Karl Foster and Michael McMillan.

11 October – ‘Decolonising the Locale’ Panel Discussion in Room T304 – This discussion was be chaired by Arts SU Education Officer Anita Israel, and included presentations from panellists Steve Martin (Historian/Journalist), Dalia Dawood (Oppose), Simon Hinde (Capital City) and Joel Simpson (Curriculum Elephant).

18 October – ‘Decolonising the LCC Disciplines’ Panel Discussion in Lecture Theatre A – This discussion will be chaired by former Education Officer and Zine #1 designer Hansika Jethnani, and the panel will include LCC academics Maureen SalmonIris Wakulenko, Milo Taylor, Andrew Slatter and Mo-Ling Chiu. Students and Staff welcome – refreshments provided.

25 October – ‘The Zine as Decoloniser’ Critical Production Event in the Library Learning Zone – This workshop, facilitated by Monica Sajeva, Ruth Collingwood and Monica Biagioli, aims to develop, enable and empower the agency of ‘voice’ through approaches to zine making. Open to Students and Staff but booking essential as limited capacity. Book via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-zine-as-decoloniser-a-critical-production-event-tickets-51419002621


‘The project of decolonisation is less about seeking out authentic culture as such but more about the opening up of creative spaces to facilitate the production of culture informed by indigenous thinking and doing’ – Gurnam Singh, 2018



Above: Anita Israel, Rahul Patel, Karl Foster, Jhinuk Sarkar and Zey Suka-Bill speaking and Ruth Collingwood and Monica Sajeva giving a tour of the display at the LCC Launch Event, 4 October 2018. Photos by Lucy Panesar and Jessica Anoche. Below: Panellists Steve Martin, Joel Simpson, Dalia Dawood and Simon Hinde at the ‘Decolonising the Locale’ event on 11 October 2018. Photos by Ruth Phng.




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