Arts House (Refuge) ‘In Case Of-Rediplan’ [Melbourne]
Saturday August 31, 2019 - 3:00 PM
Arts House, North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensberry St
Melbourne, Victoria 3051
FREE - but please book. Refer to Arts House Program (pdf) for a list of Auslan accessible sessions throughout the weekend
Linda D'Ornay & Amber Richardson
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About the Show
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Presented by Arts House
as part of
Refuge 2019: Displacement
Do you know what emergencies might affect you? If the streets of Melbourne flash flooded, toxic fires smothered the sky or if you had to evacuate your home in a rush, who and what would you want to protect most? Are you practically, emotionally and socially prepared when the worst comes?
We know that the more prepared you are for disasters, the less stressful they become. Red Cross and artist Kate Sulan have teamed up to equip you with simple, yet vital steps to protect yourself and the people you love, so you’re ready to grab and go when disaster strikes.
Once Red Cross have taken you through the practical steps of emergency preparedness with the use of the RediPlan, it’s then time to consider your emotional wellbeing. Kate Sulan, with advice from students at St Joseph’s Flexible Learning Centre, will give you some tips that keep you entertained, comfortable and feeling safe during a crisis.
See full program on Arts House website: http://www.artshouse.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Refuge-guide-and-timetable-.pdf
North Melbourne School of Displacement acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land on which our learning takes place, the Woiwurrung (Wurundjeri) and Boon Wurrung peoples of the Kulin Nation, and pays respect to Elders, past, present and future. We honour the ancient First Nations knowledge systems that have and continue to shape the land and waterways sustainably.
Opening a dialogue from here, North Melbourne School of Displacement puts learning itself under the microscope with a series of discussions that offer vital correctives to the methods of sharing knowledge that dominate our society.
Housed in a temporary architecture constructed from masses of salvaged tents, the school emphasises that learning should not be confined to institutions and instead become more inclusive, accessible and connected to the community.
How does climate crisis impact gentrification and homelessness in cities? What happens when learning your ABCs means renouncing your own language? How would embracing Indigenous culture and ways of thinking help Australia survive the impacts of a climate catastrophe? With subjects focusing on dispossession and displacement, this alternative school promotes learning as a key tool in the fight for social justice.