Decolonising research: standpoint theory, intersectionality and deep listening
23 October 2019, 18:30 to 20:00 Please note: this event has passed
Strand Building, Strand Campus , London
About this Event
Visual methodologies provide a pedagogical framework for deconstructing moments in history. Art offers ways to decolonise curriculum through visual thinking and deep listening (Miriam-Rose Ungunmerr-Baumann). This lecture discusses art works that provide counter-narratives to colonial continuity and insights into racialized policy frameworks and bio-politics. The socio-political context of the colonising narratives and the role art played in the construction of the Australian nation will be outlined. While conclusions refer to recent collaborative, generative and creative works (Baker, 2018; Rigney 2007) that provide a pedagogical frame for re-thinking the historical mis-representations and omissions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Dr Belinda MacGill has worked as a lecturer and researcher in South Australia for several decades. She taught in schools in the Arts in both primary and secondary in Queensland and South Australia. She is a member of Art Education Australia and Visual Arts Educators of South Australia that focus on the development of visual arts education. Belinda won several teaching awards including the Student Choice Excellent Teacher Award (UniSA) Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Teaching (National award) and Excellence in Teaching Award (Flinders University). Her primary research interests draw on the fields of Indigenous education, postcolonial theory, visual methodologies and critical race theory. Her theoretical work is informed by Indigenous knowledges (Nakata, 2004; Smith 1999), Giroux’s border pedagogy (1995) and place based pedagogy (Carter, 2009; Somerville, 2011). She has published in a broad range of articles concerned with postcolonial receptivity, teaching in the contact zone and feminist art theory.
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