This event will draw on lived experiences and knowledge to illuminate the relational systems that structure the way we deal with water in cities. The forum will also touch on how power operates through these relations, identifying the inequalities that hinder the co-creation of more balanced social and ecological systems.
Facilitated by Alex Faustino, Ana Lara Heys, Nicolas Guerra and other collaborators from the Alliance for Praxis Research.
The Alliance for Praxis Research (APR) is a collective formed by HDRs from Monash University and RMIT University with backgrounds in anthropology, heritage, design, urban planning, environmental studies, among others. The alliance between disciplines, institutions and practices creates spaces and encounters for social change and expansion of knowledge. One of our intentions is to nurture transdisciplinary collaborations across faculties, research programs and labs, as academics are often confronted with the challenges to break through disciplinary and institutional silos. That is significant for students and early careers, particularly when coming from overseas, who are not familiar with universities’ organisation of research centres and local networks of scholars – especially in Melbourne, where several leading universities are located but improvements on their interconnections are still much needed. Website