WEBINAR: Infrastructures of Settler Colonialism, Professor Phil McManus and Dr Naama Blatman, 2 Nov 2023 4:00 - 5:00 PM
18th October 2023
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Indigenous infrastructure is a rapidly expanding field of study. Yet in Australia, Aboriginal stories, perspectives, and voices remain largely absent from infrastructure research despite persistent infrastructural gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians that must be understood in the context of Australia’s settler-colonial structure.
This webinar engages the authors of a forthcoming special section issue of Geographical Research who are forging new directions in the study of settler colonial infrastructures. In conversation with them, we will explore their work to centre Aboriginal lands and Country and to unsettle conventional colonial narratives of infrastructural triumph and expansion.
Phil McManus is a Professor of Urban and Environmental Geography at the University of Sydney. He is also a Vice-President of the International Geographical Union (2022-2026) and an Editorial Board member of the journal Infrastructure and Health. His research includes work on the planning, construction, and impacts of urban transport infrastructure, particularly motorways.
Naama Blatman is a Research Theme Fellow at the Institute for Culture and Society, WSU, and an Urban Studies Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow (2020-2023). She uses collaborative, archival, and ethnographic methods with Indigenous communities to examine the histories, realities, and desired futures of settler colonial cities in Australia and Israel/Palestine.
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