The community reading room

Bolatagici, Torika 2017, The community reading room, Testing Grounds (08.02.17 - 25.02.17) and Arts House (19.07.17 - 30.07.17), Melbourne, Vic..

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Title The community reading room
Creator(s) Bolatagici, TorikaORCID iD for Bolatagici, Torika orcid.org/0000-0002-6099-8752
Year presented 2017
Year created 2017
Material type art original
Description of artwork The Community Reading Room is a curated discursive project that invites the general public to consider the inclusivity of public spaces and to contemplate how our institutions of knowledge privilege particular ways of knowing and being.
Publisher Testing Grounds (08.02.17 - 25.02.17) and Arts House (19.07.17 - 30.07.17)
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Keyword(s) reading room
discursive project
race
cultural identity
archive
safe space
curated space
testing grounds
community library
Summary The Community Reading Room (CRR) is a pop-up destination for research, community discussion and engagement around art, culture and identity. The CRR is envisioned as a safe-space for individuals who identify as First Nations and people of colour to encounter texts that acknowledge and place their lived experience and practice at the centre, rather than the margin. Founded by Fijian-Australian artist and academic Torika Bolatagici the CRR is a discursive project that invites the general public to consider the inclusivity of public spaces and to contemplate how our institutions of knowledge privilege particular ways of knowing and being. During the three-week installation at Testing Grounds, Bolatagici invited multidisciplinary artists to activate the space and respond to the book collection; including reader-in-residence - artist and composer Stéphanie Kabanyana Kanyandekwe; performance collective Black Birds; African art collective Still Nomads and Indigenous art collective This Mob. The Community Reading Room has been exhibited at Testing Grounds and Arts House in 2017.
Language eng
Field of Research 190599 Visual Arts and Crafts not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category J1 Major original creative work
Copyright notice ©2017, The Author
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30092163

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Collection: School of Communication and Creative Arts
 
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