For Currents Conversations, Currents editors Jeremy Eaton and Kelly Fliedner caught up with graduate researchers Ashley Perry, Elham Eshraghian-Haakansson, Sacha Barker and
discuss their practice-led enquiries and what it means for their research to become a part of the archive of the university. We posed the provocation: how can researchers continue to be critical of the infrastructure of the institution that their work has been borne of and continues to be a part of?
Currents is a collaboration between the Centre of Visual Art (CoVA) at the University of Melbourne and the School of Design, University of Western Australia, and is funded through the Schenberg International Arts Collaboration Program. The Advisory Board and Editorial Committee are comprised of staff and graduate students from across the University of Melbourne and the University of Western Australia. Currents acknowledges the traditional owners and ongoing custodians of the land on which this journal is produced—the Boonwurung and Wurundjeri people of the Eastern Kulin Nation and Whadjuk people. We pay our respects to land, ancestors and Elders, and know that education involves working with their guidance to improve the lives of all.