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* Refuge 2019: Displacement Festival *
Presented by Arts House Sat 24 Aug - Sat 7 Sep, various times See individual events for dates, times and booking details The Refuge 2019: Displacement festival will drop you in the hot seat to consider how we as a community can rally in the face of floods, heat, pandemics and displacement. Discover local plants that can be used as nourishment and shelter during the Portage: Shelter - Weavers Walk or attend one of several talks and sessions like the Words Nourish Neighbours dinner.
Refuge 2019: DisplacementRefuge drops us in the hot zone of different climate-related disasters. Flood, heat, pandemic and displacement: this five-year project offers us new ways to rally as a community and prepare for climatic events. For the next two years we prepare for displacement prompted by climate crisis. In 2019, we begin on our own doorstep: are you ready to evacuate if the worst comes to pass? What do we need to do to prepare North Melbourne if we were displaced? What can we learn from Traditional Owners and First Nations who, over 120,000 years, have already survived many climate changes? What skills and knowledge can we share - and do you know your neighbours well enough to ask for their help? North Melbourne School of Displacement offers an alternative way to learn in a mass installation of salvaged tents, by artist Keg de Souza and Wirlomin Noongar collaborator Claire G. Coleman. Jen Rae's Portage in collaboration with architectural designers Mittul Vahanvati and Munir Vahanvati from Giant Grass provides us with survival skills for a climate emergency, learning how to build sustainable rafts alongside residents from local housing estates. Lorna Hannan's Ruth Crow Corner is a space to meet your neighbours and share advice from your own experience over a cuppa. Peppered with real-life anecdotes and activities, Red Cross team up with artist Kate Sulan to run In Case of... RediPlan workshops offering practical and emotional ways for you to prepare when disaster strikes. Lastly, you're invited to take a place at the table for Words Nourish Neighbours hosted by Seini Taumoepeau, a feast of words and food creating new ways to meet your neighbours and prepare for climate crisis. Come to North Melbourne Town Hall this Refuge to find your place in this crisis. Walk out with a plan. 2019 artists and projects include: North Melbourne School of Displacement Keg de Souza in collaboration with Claire G. Coleman Portage Jen Rae in collaboration with Giant Grass Words Nourish Neighbours Seini Taumoepeau and guests Ruth Crow Corner Lorna Hannan and guests In Case of... RediPlan Kate Sulan and Red Cross Street Plan: The Big Brainstorm SES In 2020 we leap into a foreseeable future to consider displacement of our regional neighbours in the Pacific. How can we share resources in times of hardship when the worst comes to pass? Taking the lead from artist Latai Taumoepeau, Refuge 2020 explores displacement as a humanitarian crisis and directs our focus towards culture, spirituality, relationships and ritual. Related Events 31 Aug - 3 Sep North Melbourne School of Displacement Keg de Souza and Claire G. Coleman 7 - 7 Sep Words Nourish Neighbours Seini Taumoepeau and guests 31 Aug - 1 Sep Ruth Crow Corner Lorna Hannan and guests 31 Aug - 1 Sep In Case of... RediPlan Workshop Red Cross and Kate Sulan 24 Aug - 7 Sep Portage Jen Rae and Giant Grass 31 - 31 Aug Street Plan: The Big Brainstorm SES
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