Entangled, emergent, emboldened: an indigenous youth arts group and non-indigenous arts and literacies facilitators talk back to the ‘Big House' (University)

Jones, Janice K. and Abawi, Lindy-Anne (2015) Entangled, emergent, emboldened: an indigenous youth arts group and non-indigenous arts and literacies facilitators talk back to the ‘Big House' (University). In: 2015 Annual International Literacy Conference: Resisting the Standard: Language, Literacy & Power, 26-27 June 2015, Sheffield, UK.

Abstract

Using digitized representations and spoken word performance, Queensland arts and literacies educators Janice Jones and Lindy Abawi present with Augmented Reality Partners from Whaddup Indigenous Youth Group the stages of an arts and multi-literacies project from inception to public display. The partners, young women of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, prepare to exhibit their art works in the regional art gallery, using Augmented Reality overlays of story, rap, and dance. This paper as performance uses a verbatim theatre approach, interweaving the young women’s digital stories of self-and community actualization with the voices of two arts facilitators and their sponsoring institution. By critically re-presenting the entanglement of values and expectations of the university as ‘The Big House’ with those of the arts practitioners and the community, the authors as performers unravel the complexities of language as an instrument of neo-colonialism, and articulate some of the ethical and cultural challenges for non-Indigenous facilitators engaging with Indigenous peoples.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Speech)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Presentation only - peer refereed and accepted.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2016 04:20
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2016 02:42
Uncontrolled Keywords: higher education; indigenous education; arts; augmented reality; multi-literacies; the Big House; performativity; culture; neo-colonialism
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/27548

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