Time to get your diaries out and your pens at the ready, the BFU Winter Program is here! Brush off your blankets, brew yourself a thermos of tea and prep your thoughtful frowns for a winter of heated conversations and sizzling critique…

Join us every Wednesday evening for the next six weeks of winter for a set of six discussions, workshops, film screenings and interviews. We’ll be meeting each Wednesday at People’s Park in West End (157 Boundary Street) from 6.30pm – 8.30pm. No better way to warm up your winter than with critical theory and cups of tea in an inner-city park. Blankets and provocative ideas will be provided.


6.30pm – 8.30pm, Wednesday 29th June – “Dispersed: Decolonising the City”

6.30pm – 8.30pm, Wednesday 6th July – “Becoming Beautiful: Anarchist Geographies and a politics of beauty”

6.30pm – 8.30pm, Wednesday 13th July – “Gendered landscapes: Feminism in the City”

6.30pm – 8.30pm, Wednesday 20th July – “The right to whose cities? Unpacking the global context of the Right to the City movements”

6.30pm – 8.30pm, Wednesday 27th July – “Food Sovereignty: Urban agriculture and inner-city landscapes”

***TBC: Saturday 30th July, late afternoon – Cloudland Collective present “Collaborative meeting on “Green Bans” + Film “Rocking the Foundations” & [exciting] speakers panel – Boundary Hotel.

6.30pm – 8.30pm, Wednesday 3rd August – “Understanding the Commons: possibilities, opportunities and limits”

As usual, these sessions are completely free and open to everyone.
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  1. "Decolonising" the city says:

    Join us on Wednesday 29th June from 6.30pm in People’s Park (opposite the Lizard) in Boundary Street West End for the first in our series on the critical social and political context of the Right to the City movement.

    This first session will explore questions of colonisation and the right to the city, asking what a “decolonised” city might look like, and what “decolonising” the city entails.

    The speakers:
    Amy McQuire – A Darumbul woman from central Queensland, Amy McQuire is the former editor of the National Indigenous Times and Tracker magazine.

    Gordon Chalmers (BA, JD) is an academic currently based at QUT. His PhD thesis attempts to deconstruct the legal identity of the “Aboriginal Race of Australia” in Australian law, allowing for the possibility of both re-conceptualising and -addressing Indigenous efforts to once again normalize Aboriginal ontologies in Australia.

    Melissa Lucashenko is an acclaimed Australian writer of Goorie (Aboriginal) and European heritage. She was born in Brisbane, and has been widely published as a novelist, essayist and short story writer. Her books have won or been shortlisted for many major awards. She has also written about the experiences of criminalised women alongside the ground-breaking organisation she helped establish in Brisbane, Sisters Inside.

    ***UPDATE: Melissa Lukashenko will not be able to join this discussion tomorrow evening as she has an unavoidable commitment. We hope to host her at our upcoming session on Wednesday 13th July on the gendered city.

    All welcome! Free!

    We acknowledge the rightful owners of the lands on which we meet. Sovereignty never ceded.

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