︎︎ Transformation of Civic Culture and Public Space, Memory Bank

How might Public Space reappropriate memory? Transformation of Civic Culture and Public Space examines practices from artists, academics, curators and researchers who interrogate public space as an entanglement of memories; collective, cultural, individual, imagined, built, material, virtual, visible, invisible and affective.

Basketball, 2007. Image; Chris Parkinson.

Transformation of Civic Culture and Public Space Convenors

  • Chris Parkinson
  • Genevieve Trail

Transformation of Civic Culture and Public Space Contributors

  • Pauline Bianca B. Ma-alat, M.A.
  • Alice Edy
  • Dr Stephanie Parker
  • Soo-Min Shim
  • Samuel Holleran
  • Eloise Florence
  • Amelia Winata
  • Caroline Austin


Panel #1:

Thursday 2 September 1-2.30pm
Chair: Chris Parkinson


  • Animated Space, Ash Amin, Public Culture 27:2. (2015) p.239 - 258 >>>  read.dukeupress.edu
  • Evictions: Art and Spatial Politics , Rosalyn Deutsche, . Cambridge Massachusetts: The MIT Press, 1998 >>> mitpress.mit.edu
  • Public Sphere and Epistemologies of the South, Santos, Boaventura de Sousa Africa Development. XXXVII:1 (2012) >>> ajol.info

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.

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