CfP Memorial Publics: A workshop on innovative research methods and emerging issues in public communication around the dead and their memorials

Date: Tuesday 19 May, 9:00am-5:00pm Location: Brisbane Australia, The Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research, Griffith U Southbank Campus Sponsoring ICA Division: Popular Communication Organizers: Larissa Hjorth (RMIT); Margaret Gibson (Griffith); Bjorn Nansen (Melbourne) Contact: nansenb@unimelb.edu.au Cost: free Website: https://www.icahdq.org/page/2020PrePostconf Description: This one-day pre-conference workshop, supported by the Death Online Research Network, the DeathTech…

On Optimism and Death: Public Program for Exhibition @ Margaret Lawrence Gallery

This October, DeathTech Research Team member Tamara Kohn participated in a panel discussion in conjunction with the exhibition Hope Dies Last: Art at the End of Optimism. Hope Dies Last: Art at the End of Optimism is a curated exhibition of Australian and international contemporary art presented across two sites, Gertrude Contemporary and the Margaret Lawrence Gallery at the Victorian College of…

Dead Calm @ Wheeler Centre

In September, Bjorn Nansen participated in a round table discussion on "Memorials" in the series of talks, Dead Calm: Honest Conversations About Death hosted by the Wheeler Centre in Melbourne. The series aims to "set aside the euphemism, and tackle the taboos head-on" by bringing together diverse voices of scholars, community activists, artists, and writers.  The discussion…

Portable Report Launch

Last week our team member, Michael Arnold launched a new report from Portable, entitled The Future of Death and Ageing, at Portable's headquarters in Collingwood, Victoria.  Portable is a digital design and technology company, who have recently entered the Death space. Their report starts with a provocative, powerful question about the state of death and dying in contemporary…