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Words Nourish Neighbours (Arts House) [Melbourne]

Words Nourish Neighbours (Arts House) [Melbourne]

Ticketing Information



Saturday September 7, 2019 - 5:30 PM


Arts House, North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensberry St
Melbourne, Victoria 3051



Linda D'Ornay & Amber Richardson

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Presented by Arts House
as part of
Refuge 2019: Displacement



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Words Nourish Neighbours


Meaningful relationships often begin with the sharing of words and food.

Refuge 2019 culminates in a feast, and you’re invited to take a place at the table and get to know your neighbours. We all know that in a disaster the people you might turn to most are your neighbours. But how well do you actually know them?

Words Nourish Neighbours is a community gathering, involving storytelling, food and celebrating the rich cultural diversity of the people in North Melbourne. Come as you are, and bring your friends and family, as we share stories and use words to nourish ourselves.

Are you willing to knock on your neighbour’s door and invite them along?

Host & Collaborator: Seini Taumoepeau


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.