PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT & SERVICE TO COMMUNITY
Interview for Neos Kosmos on joining MeRa 25 Council of State Ballot, for the election in Hellenic Parliament.
Panel Discussant on the future of Greek language in Australia, Greek Centre for Contemporary Culture, Melbourne, May 26.
Launch of Antipodes Palette exhibition, Greek Australian Cultural League, Steps gallery, Carlton, May 23.
Speaker at the Committee of Convocation, University of Melbourne, April 18.
Co-host of symposium, “Castoriadis in the Antipodes” Greek Centre for Contemporary Culture, December 12.
Podcast on Public Space and WiFi with Scott McQuire and Thomas Feng, UpSTEAM, UOM, December 10: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/picking-up- steam/id1441733014?mt=2
Chaired and co-convened: Communicative Cities International SymposiumUOM, December 5-6.
Public Lecture on Activist Movements and Social Theory, Annual Conference for Sociology in Australia (TASA), Greek Centre for Contemporary Culture, November 23.
Chaired and speaker at Artists, authors and musicians engage with Behrooz Boochani’s novel: No Friend but the Mountain, Greek Centre for Contemporary Culture, October 31.
Panel Member and Chair on Recent movements on art and public engagement in South East Asia, Centre for Contemporary Art, Singapore, October 27.
Launch of Reports: “Multiculturalism and Governance” and “From Ethnic Enclaves to Cosmopolitan Cultures”, and chair of public lecture “Greeks and the politics of Australian cosmopolitanism” by Professor Andrew Jakubowicz, Greek Centre for Contemporary Culture, October 17.
Chair of RUPC Public Lecture “Speaking Out: Rape, Feminism and Narrative Politics” Dr Tanya Serisier, Birkbect College, University of London, UK, August 15.
Chaired panel on post national art and in conversation with Brook Andrew the keynote lecturer at Melbourne Art Fair Talks, August 2.
Chaired Workshop on Workshop on Pedagogy and Welfare for International Students RUPC and SCC May 22.
Chaired public lecture of international guest for RUPC Professor Marc Glode, “Icon I-City”, NTU University, Singapore, May 17.
Panel member of public forum on the legacy of artist Mutlu Cerkez, Monash University Museum of Art, April 14.
Public Lecture and Chaired panel on “research and art” for NGV and UOM alumni event April12.
Public Lecture on “Refugees and Hospitality” as part of performance led by artist Tanya Lee during Melbourne Festival of Live Art, March 17.
Chaired public lecture of international guest for RUPC Professor Irit Rogoff, “Exhausted Geographies”, Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK, March 1.
Member of selection committee for the Australian Pavillion of the Venice Biennale; February 23.
Public Lecture, On Art and Public Space, School of Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University, February 19.
Chaired panel discussion on art and climate change, Centre for Contemporary Art, Singapore, January 26.
Podcast with Abdulla Abdulla and roundtable discussion with the artists Eugenia Flynn, Hoda Afshar and Abdul-Rahman, RMIT, December 6.
Public lecture on the work of Joseph Kosuth at Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne, November 21.
Speech for the book launch of Danny Butt, Artistic Research in the Future Academy, ACCA, Melbourne, October 24.
Launched the literary periodical Antipodes for the Greek Australian Cultural League of Melbourne, October 15.
Spoke at the Equality and Citizenship Forum for the Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria at the Greek Centre for Contemporary Culture, Melbourne, October 12.
In conversation with Kathryn Weir on Cosmopolis for ACMI X Studio, Melbourne, May 19.
Interviewed by VCE students at Cranbourne High School on racism, July 16.
Launched the exhibition 4@steps, Steps Gallery, Carlton, Melbourne, April 8.
Initiation of meetings with Professor Glynn Davis, Adrian Colette, Nick Blinco, and Professor Sara Wills on Hellenic Chair, March 6, June 9, August 24 and December 5.
Presentation of finding of research on public space to partners at Federation Square, March 2.
In conversation with Dr Jatinder Mann, Immigration Museum, February 6.
Multiculturalism and Human Rights, PerCapita Group, Melbourne, October 28.
Book launch, Cathy Tsiolas, Greek Cooking, Hellenic Museum, Melbourne, October 26.
Aleks Danko, Heidi Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, February 21.
Lecture on Emily Floyd, NGV, Melbourne, November 24.
‘The Vertical Precinct’ lecture, Greek Centre for Contemporary Culture, Melbourne, November 13.
‘Between material and cognitive collections; respondent to Clementine Deliss’, MUMA keynote lectures, Monash University, Caulfield, September 12.
Book Launch, of ‘Playing the Game’, by Don Miller, at MCG Library, September 5.
Panellist in symposium, ‘The Museum of the 21st Century’, The State Library of Victoria, August 22.
‘Art meets Science’ Lecture and conversation with Maxine McKew and Geff Taylor, Melbourne Masterclasses, NGV, July 29.
‘Sound Unseen, in conversation with Sonia Leber and David Chesworth’, Forum of the 19th Sydney Biennale, Sydney, June 7.
Exhibition Launch of ‘Antipodean Palette’, Greek Australian Cultural league, Steps Gallery May 22.
Exhibition Launch of ‘Witness’ by Brook Andrew at Lyon Housemuseum, March 30.
‘Large screens and public space — context’, panel presentation in Large screens: connecting Melbourne and Seoul for Melbourne knowledge Week, Federation Square, October 29.
‘Convergence: A New Paradigm for Thinking About Cities?’, Melbourne Conversations Panel for Melbourne Knowledge Week, Melbourne Town Hall, October 28. URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAi907gYxQM&feature=youtu.be
‘Closing Lecture: Classical and Contemporary Friendship’, Greek History and Culture Lecture series, Ithican Philanthropic Society, Melbourne, October 24.
‘Ambient Perspective’, Artfroum, Tasmanian School of Art, University of Tasmania, October 11.
‘On Friendship’, Lecture #6 of the Gertrude Contemporary – Discipline: Contemporary Art Lecture Series, Gertrude Contemporary Arts Space, Melbourne, September 26.
Launch of exhibition, Gigi Scaria, Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne, September 18.
Public Lecture, ‘Hiding in the Cosmos’ Camouflage Cultures conference, University of Sydney, August 8.
Conversation with Justice Emilios Kyrou, Wheeler Centre, Melbourne, September 7.
Public Lecture, ‘Emotions, Recognition and Engagement in Mediated Public Spaces’, ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, and Centre for Contemporary Photography, August 14.
Launch of exhibition, Polixeni Papapetrou – Between Worlds, Hellenic Museum, July 9.
Panel discussant ‘What could an exhibition be for its public?’ Auckland Triennial, May 10.
Respondent to symposium, Renewal! @ Thousand Pound Bend, ‘Who cares if we are ‘post-’? The question is, what might we be ‘pre-’?’, Melbourne, April 13.
Roundtable discussion, ‘Mapping South’, MUMA, Monash University, April 12.
Chair and respondent to Professor Yani Varoufaki, ‘Greek Crisis’, Greek Community Centre, October 15.
Introduction and Interview with Richard Flannagan, Landscape Awry Symposium, Tarrawarra Museum of Art, October 13.
Launch of Exhibition, Five Artists, Hellenic Museum, October 4.
Roundtable Participant, Not Yet It’s Difficult, Federation Square Boardroom, September 14.
Submission of Response to Office of Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship, Re: The Government’s Vision for Citizenship in a Multicultural Victoria, August.
Launch of Exhibition, Raafat Ishak & Tom Nicholson, Shepparton Art Museum, July 26.
Launch of Exhibition, Raafat Ishak & Tom Nicholson, Shepparton Art Museum, July 26.
Launch of DVD: Urban and Suburban, Federation Square Boardroom, July 25.
Launch of Exhibition, Liquid Archive, Monash University Museum of Art, July 21.
In conversation with Christos Tsiolkas, ‘Writing, Multiculturalism and Cosmopolitanism’, Antipodes Writers Festival, June 15. URL: http://blip.tv/slowtv/writing-multiculturalism-and-cosmopolitanism-christos-tsiolkas-6223019.
Panel Speaker, The Role of Art in 21st century Australia: Manifestations of Now, Federation Square and NGV, April 19.
Public Lecture, Stoics and Philosophy, Greek orthodox Community of Melbourne & Victoria, Antipodes Festival, April 5.
Chair and respondent to Jan Verwoert, State Library lecture Theatre, March 6.
Chair of Artist Week Talks, Adelaide Festival March 2-5.
Lecture, Cinema, Theatre, Publics: The future place of social imaginings, an interdisciplinary colloquium, University of Tasmania, Launceston November 24.
Lecture, Large Screens and the Public Sphere Intimate Publics, AsiaLink, University of Melbourne, October 18.
Keywords Lecture, Festival of Ideas, La Trobe University, June 15.
Lecture on Contemporary Artists and Perspective, Lyon House Museum, May 22.
Lecture on Networks and Clusters, Monash University Museum of Art, Caulfield, March 16.
External Scholar for South Australian School of Art Gallery, and speaker at the opening of the exhibition of Siamak Fallah, October 15.
Guest Speaker at Conferring of Degree Ceremony at University of Melbourne August 28.
Workshop and Speaker, Paul Klee Summer Academy Berne Kunsthalle, Switzerland, August 11-18.
Panel Speaker ‘ON Collaboration’ Melbourne Art Fair, National Gallery of Victoria, August 4.
Panel Speaker and Respondent, ‘Contemporaneity and Art’, VCA, July 22.
Workshop participant, Discursive Crossings: Creativity and the Indigenous – CALD Interface, Casula Powerhouse, Sydney, June 9.
Panel Speaker and Book Launch, ‘Rethinking the Contemporary Art School, Artspace, Sydney, June 8.
Book Launch, Belinda Smail – Documentary, Monash University, Caulfield, May 8.
Lecture, Cultural Translation and Cosmopolitanism, Department of Sociology, Flinders University, Adelaide, April 8.
Opening Speech, Julian Hooper, Adelaide Festival, Adelaide, March 1.
Opening Speech, Lida Abdul, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne, February 4.
‘The Zombification of the Other’, POLIS 21: Citizens, Culture, and Boundaries of the New City, Athens: Between Filoxenia and Xenophobia, Byzantine Museum and Monastiraki Square, November 5-7.
‘The Cosmopolitan Imaginary’, Postgraduate Seminar Series, School of Fine Arts, University of Athens, October 4-28.
‘Aesthetics and Politics in the Time of Spectacle’, Department of English, University of Cyprus, September 24.
Respondent to ‘Future: Discursive Models’ Session, To Biennial or Not to Biennial? Bergen Biennial Conference, Bergen Kunsthall, Norway, September 17-20.
‘The Biennale and Art as Medium for Global Dialogue’, Public Culture and Festivals: An International Workshop, MUMOK, Vienna, February 26-27.
‘Conversation with Martin Flannagan, David Pledger and Domenico de Clario’, Out of Bounds, Monash University, Melbourne, August 22.
‘The Cosmpolitanization of Art’, Plenary Speech and ‘Wog Zombies’, Panel Lecture, The International Association for Philosophy and Literature, Melbourne, June 30.
‘Identity on the Move and the Place of Integration: Wogs, Cogs, and Cyborgs’ Australian, Casula Power House Publications, Sydney, May 24.
‘Creative Cities and Interculturalism’, Making Creative Cities, Arts Centre, Melbourne, March 18.
Cosmopolitanism and Art, Public Poetics, Visual Art and Design Symposium, University of South Australia, Adelaide, March 13.
Public Lecture ‘Multiculturalism at the Crossroads’, Greek Community of Melbourne, October 29.\
Lecture on Exhibition, ‘Almost Always Everywhere Apparent’ by David Chesworth and Sonia Leber, Australian Centre of Contemporary Art, Melbourne, September 9.
Panel Discussion of exhibition Homelands in Exile by Frederic Brenner, Jewish Museum, Melbourne, August 26.
Opening Speech for the exhibition of ‘Something for Nothing’ by Stewart Russell, Craft Victoria, April 12.
Interview with Isaac Julien, Auckland University of Technology, March 10.
Moderator for conference on Turbulence, 3rd Auckland triennial, March 11.
Conversation with Pamela Curr on ‘the Tram Overheard’ Melbourne, January 26.
Symposium on Be(coming) Dutch, Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, Holland.
Lecture on Spatial Aesthetics, Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow, Scotland.
Lecture on Michael Riley, Symposium on Tillers and Riley, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.
Participant in Symposium and Guest of Honour, Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Korea.
Lecture, ‘Homelands and Displacement’, Sydney Biennale Symposium, Sydney.
Panel Speaker, ‘New Visions: Histories of Art in Australia’, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.
Co-presenter with Roddy Buchanan, Sport and Art Discussion, The Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne.
Lecture, EveryCity, Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, University of South Australia, Adelaide.
Lecture, Fear of Hybrids and the Traffic of Art, Cornerhouse Gallery and Manchester Metropolitan University Lectures, Manchester, UK
Lecture, Spatial Aesthetics, Lund Konsthall, Lund, Sweden.
While Waiting, Malmo, Manchester, Montevideo, Melbourne- a conversation with Carlos Capelan, Signal Gallery, Malmo, Sweden.
Spaces of Conflict- Panel Discussion, Rooseum, Malmo, Sweden.
Chair of discussion with Ross Gibson and Pia Lara, Vital Signs Conference, Australian Centre for the Moving Image.
Panel discussion, ‘Re-thinking Contemporary art criticism’, Blakattack, MCA, Sydney.
Lecture, ‘Art and Cosmopolitanism’ Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow.
Lecture on Aleks Danko, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.
Lecture for Empires, Ruins and Networks Conference, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne.
Landscape and Identity, Symposium, Institute of International Visual Arts, London.
Launch of The Island by Antigone Kefala, Greek-Australian Annual Literature Conference, La Trobe University.
‘Border Panic’, Lecture on Art and Immigration Symposium, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, September.
Chair of Panel on Art and Asylum Seekers, The Art of Dissent, Melbourne Festival.
Launch Speech of Ross Gibson, Seven Versions of an Australian Badland, Melbourne.
Opening Speech for the exhibition of Patricia Piccinini, Tolarno Gallery, Melbourne.
Opening lecture, ‘A Place for Identity’, for the World Council of Hellenes Abroad, Melbourne.
Lecture, Symposium on ‘The Lie of the Land’, Footscray Community Arts Centre.
Critical response to Tramjatra at First Site RMIT Union Gallery.
Lecture, On the occasion of the 80th birthday of Dimitris Tsaloumas, La Trobe University, Greek Studies program.
Forum on Contemporary Art, Span Gallery, Melbourne.
Lecture on Art and Politics, Post Colonial Institute, University of Melbourne
Lecture on Traces Left in Cities, Centre for Contemporary Photography, July.
Click on Freud, forum discussion for Melbourne Film Festival.
Opening Speech for exhibition ‘Defiling the Object’, Gabriel Gallery, Footscray Community Arts Centre.
Forum on the media and contemporary art, Span Gallery, Melbourne.
Lecture on Globalisation and Australia, Nexus Art Centre.
Cinema and Architecture, lecture for Melbourne Film Festival.
Lecture on Art and Cultural Difference, APT, Queensland Art Gallery.
Biennale forum, Art Gallery of New South Wales, July.
Perspecta forum, Art Gallery of New South Wales.
Lecture on Art and Displacement, Artspace, Sydney.
Lecture, ‘Hybridity in ‘Distant Relations’‘, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham.
Lecture, ‘Imagined Communities’ Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Center, London.
Lecture: ‘Art and War’, Glasgow School of Art, October.
Lecture, ‘Juan Davila’, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham.
Panel discussion, ‘Memory and Oblivion’, Institute of Contemporary Art, London.
Lecture, ‘Rape in Bosnia’, Manchester University Group for Nuclear Disarmament, October.
Panel discussion, ‘Eurocentrism and Critical Contexts in Contemporary Art’, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, June.
Interview, ‘In conversation with John Berger’, Institute of Contemporary Art, London.
Lecture, ‘Between Critical Theory and Cultural Practice’, Reading Room Symposium, Glasgow.
Lecture, ‘The Politics of Cultural Difference’, Institute of Contemporary Art, London.
Interview, ‘In Conversation with David Malouf’, Institute of Contemporary Art, London.
Lecture, The Allographic Turn’, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane.
Lecture, ‘Multiculturalism and its Discontents’, National Conference of Greek-Progressive Youth, Melbourne.