The Clam’s Kiss | Sogi a le faisua: Summer Workshop at Moreton Bay Research Station

Mon 12 Dec 2022 10:00amTue 13 Dec 2022 5:00pm


Moreton Bay Research Station and Study Centre
37 Fraser Street, Dunwich
QLD, 4183
Stingray indents in the mudflats at low tide. Pictured: Glynn Carmichael, Peta Rake, Jacqueline Chlanda and Professor Catherine Lovelock. Photo Isabella Baker. 

Edited by Curatorial Researcher-in-Residence Dr Léuli Eshrāghi with Senior Curator Peta Rake, The Clam’s Kiss | Sogi a le faisua is a multilingual journal dedicated to forms of transoceanic relation, creativity, and knowledge.

The journal shares essays, reflections, interviews and poems in the spirit of the ceremonial and political practices of reciprocity and affirmation evidenced in the sogi practice (shared breath of life or ritualised kiss); a practice common across many Great Ocean cultures but restricted in a time of planetary health crisis. Together with select contributors to the publication, participants will read and discuss these important texts in an interdisciplinary gathering of UQ graduate students, early career researchers and select local and international colleagues. 
This free Summer Workshop will take place on Monday 12 December - Tuesday 13 December 2022 at the Moreton Bay Research Station, Minjerribah, North Stradbroke Island, on Quandamooka Country. All accommodation and food costs are covered, but transport to and from Cleveland to Dunwich will be the participants own responsibility. If you are facing financial hardship and need travel assistance, please indicate below in the form.

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