Keg de Souza’s work for the 20th Biennale of Sydney Redfern School of Displacement (RSD), is a call to arms to notice globally relevant issues of displacement and spatial equality. Believing that learning must also be done outside of institutions, her talks make collective knowledge a weapon against dispossession. Having direct experience with alternative spaces – both squatting and organising – de Souza is raising issues of deprivation as a result of enforced language, colonisation (as affecting Redfern’s Aboriginal community), housing, gentrification and climate change. Marginalised voices are given particular attention.
Because it’s more meaningful to learn about a place by being within it, as well as her talks, the artist, together with SquatSpace, is holding guided tours around the area.
Learn Redfern’s complex ecology by checking out the full program:
Housing and homelessness
This event begins with a Welcome to Country organised by the Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council.
Sunday 20 March, 1pm
Forced migration and the future
Saturday 7 May, 1pm
The shape of things to come
Saturday 21 May, 1pm
Dispossession and displacement through enforced and prioritised language
Saturday 28 May, 1pm
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