Re-storying homelessness through the Arts – The University of Sydney School of Education and Social Work Re-storying homelessness through the Arts – The University of Sydney School of Education and Social Work

Re-storying homelessness through the Arts

Re-storying homelessness through the Arts

Can creative, arts-based interventions transform the way we frame homelessness?

This one day huddle brings together experts in homelessness with arts educators and practitioners to begin to explore the role of the arts -and theatre in particular –in informing our understanding of this critical issue. Our presenters will introduce and explain the nature of their work to help participants delve into the field. What are the challenges? Joys? Possibilities? Hopes? Pressing needs? Their perspectives will provide a starting point for an interdisciplinary exploration of potential research possibilities and questions using the Arts to provide a different lens for the issue of homelessness.

At the heart of this huddle is how performing arts practitioners, arts educators and researchers can work together constructively to address the growing problem of homelessness The research possibilities will include a consideration of how we can think about documenting the long term impact of arts programs in reframing such entrenched and ever increasing social disadvantage.

Hourly Schedule

Monday, November 18

10 - 10.15am
Opening
• Acknowledgement of Country
• Welcome and goals for the huddle
• Sharing some statistics
10.15am - 12.30pm
Setting the Context: local and international perspectives
• Margot Politis and Jodie Wainwright, Milk Crate Theatre
• Professor Peter O’Connor, University of Auckland [View website], [Watch video]
12.30 - 1.15pm
Lunch
1.15 - 3pm
Small Group Exercise
Professor Michael Balfour, University of NSW will facilitate our discussion.

Participants will form small groups to consider how arts informed inquiry might help re story issues around homelessness and re frame advocacy. They will also explore research questions and possibilities.
3 - 4pm
Plenary: a way forward
4pm -
Close and drinks

Date

Nov 18 2019
Expired!

Time

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cost

FREE

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Location

Room 203
RD Watt Building A06
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