seat at the table
seat at the table is a shared workspace prioritising and supporting creatives, academics, and political works focused on racial and gender equity.
Located on the second floor at Brunswick Town Hall, across the road from Twosixty, the room is accessed via stairs only. A desk with facilities and daily access is provided to support equity practices and work towards a public outcome at Twosixty. This could be an event, a public discussion, an art project or more.
You can become a seat holder in this program by submitting an application. Applications focused on racial and gender equity will be prioritised.
Expressions of interest are assessed by the long term seat holders to ensure people and projects are well aligned to create a cross-disciplinary dialogue about racial and gender equity.
You can also support us, and the important research that is happening, by making a financial contribution without booking a seat. All financial support directly funds the public outcomes of the long term seat holders. e.g. racial equity talks, decolonial activism, creative exhibition or events.
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Janelle Da Silva
Janelle Da Silva is a multigenerational mixed race intersectional womxn-of-colour with the pronouns, She/They. Janelle is a multi-disciplinary artist, TED Presenter, art therapist, social justice educator, birth worker, scholar, ultra-marathoner and philanthropist. She is also mother to five humans and four domesticated multi-species companions.View Full Page →
Fjorn Bastos, an artist, researcher and community event organiser. As a researcher, she is interested in how neoliberal forms of governance in the contemporary formation of the colony use racialised and sexualised discourses to shape the political and instituting power. Fjorn is working on a program of research and public events that take a decolonial approach.View Full Page →
Dr Nilmini Fernando is a Sri Lankan Australian interdisciplinary feminist scholar and migrant settler of colour currently living and working in Narrm on the stolen lands of the Kulin Nation. She applies her expertise in critical race theory, critical intersectional praxis and decolonial feminist perspectives in the fields of migration/asylum, critical race studies, domestic and family violence, and arts- based practice. She provides education and consultancy for Anti-Racism, Diversity and Intersectionality for organisations. With a background in radio, spoken word and theatre of the oppressed, Nilmini is an originator of Loving Feminist Literature- a collective of artists/academics/activists who bring feminist of colour intellectual, philosophical, political and literary texts to public audiences.View Full Page →
Community-engaged practitioners, artists and critical thinkers who work in the public realm are encouraged to submit proposals that are:
- Aware; self, social, political and environmental
- Care of; self, other, neighbour, community and land
- Creative and educative
- Respectful and culturally safe
- Accessible and inclusive
- Legal and ethical
Priority is given to First Nations, Black-identifying and People of Colour.
We respectfully acknowledge the five language groups of the Kulin Nation as sovereign custodians of the lands on which we work and live. We extend our respects to ancestors and elders past, present and emerging, and to all First Nations people. In the context of the work we do, we express gratitude for our shared connection through place, to the oldest continuing cultures on earth.