International Women's Day Panel – In Your Dreams at UNSW Galleries
Sat 10 Mar 14:30–15:30
- When 10 Mar - 10 Mar 2018
CNR OXFORD ST & GREENS RD PADDINGTON NSW 2021
TUES TO SAT, 10AM-5PM
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Startingly the year 2234, according to the World Economic Forum’s 2017 Global Gender Gap Report, is the year in which we reach gender parity at current rates of progress.
How do we get there faster?
Global movements such as #MeToo and #TimesUp have provided women and gender parity supporters with a platform to break the silence and advocate for equal rights, equal pay and equal opportunities. There are still more stories to be shared, dreams to be answered and homes, streets and workplaces to be made safe.
To coincide with International Womens Day in 2018, the Australian Centre for Photography (ACP) and the UNSW Galleries present in conjunction with the exhibition In Your Dreams, an all-female panel of photojournalists, film-makers and social commentators as they offer unseen perspectives on inequality and discuss the vital role of female documentary photographers and filmmakers in presenting the everyday realities of women and their families across the globe. Hear their dreams for the future, and the persistence and activism required to #PressforProgress in the historically male dominated industry of photography and film.
About the speakers:
Prof. Vera Mackie
Vera Mackie is Associate Dean, Research and Senior Professor of Asian Studies in the Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts at the University of Wollongong. She is Director of the Centre for Critical Human Rights Research.
She is Chief Investigator with Sarah Ferber and Nicola Marks, on an Australian Research Council Discovery Project on 'IVF and New Reproductive Technologies: The Global Experience' (2015 - 2017); and Chief Investigator, with Diane Kirkby, Tanya Fitzgerald and Tangerine Holt on an ARC Linkage Project on 'Fostering Women's Leadership through Educational Exchange, 1930–1980'. She has held an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship focusing on ‘From Human Rights to Human Security: Changing Paradigms for Dealing with Inequality in the Asia-Pacific Region' (2010–2014) and an Australian Research Council Australian Professorial Fellowship (2004–2009) focusing on ‘The Cultural History of the Body in Modern Japan’.
Tanya Habjouqa is an award-winning photographer, journalist and educator. Her practice links social documentary, collaborative portraiture and participant observation. Her principal interests include gender, representations of otherness, dispossession and human rights, with a particular concern for ever-shifting socio-political dynamics in the Middle East. She has exhibited extensively internationally, including a solo exhibition at the New Museum, New York, and group exhibitions at Malmo Art Museum, Sweden, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. In 2014, she won the World Press Award.
Raphaela Rosella is an Australian photographer working in the tradition of long-form documentary storytelling. Her work explores the lived experience of several young women facing social disadvantage in Australia. Raphaela also works as a community artist and youth mentor with non-profit community arts and cultural development organisation Beyond Empathy. She has exhibited extensively including: Photoquai (France), Noorderlicht Photofestival (Netherlands) and Photo Ireland (Ireland). In 2014 she was selected to attend World Press Photo’s prestigious Joop Swart Masterclass held in Amsterdam.
Mary Zournazi is an Australian filmmaker, writer and philosopher. She teaches in the sociology program at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. She is the author of several books including ‘Hope – New Philosophies for Change’, and ‘Keywords to War – Reviving Language in an Age of Terror’, and most recently ‘Inventing Peace – a dialogue on perception’ co-authored with the German film director Wim Wenders. Her critical interests include philosophy of culture, politics of hope, questions of care, memory, rethinking dementia, notions of belonging, identity and home.
Presented in partnership with the UNSW Galleries in association with Sydney Festival, UNSW Centre for Ideas and UNSW's Grand Challenge on Inequality.