Shaping Canberra will generate new national scholarly discussion about the lived experience of Canberra as a place, home and capital. It starts from the position that the local and national dimensions of Canberra are not opposing or even separate aspects, but deeply entwined. On this basis it asks participants to consider how the local, national (and international) play out in instances and reflections of Canberra’s life and development in the context of four themes: histories and memories, collections and archives, spaces and places; expressions and interpretations. International and national as well as local speakers will be part of the program which aims to create a lively community of discussion across disciplines and practices, and establish a basis for further research and discussion.
Keynote speakers and public activities
International, national and local keynote speakers will provide master classes, workshops, tours and public lectures in association with wider Canberra institutions and organisations.
Exhibition - Art opening the archive
An exhibition by Canberra artists inspired by material in Canberra collections will be developed in association with the conference. It will open the ANU School of Art Gallery on 18 September 2013.
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