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Stealing Culture

Luara Ferracioli
Chaired by Daniel Browning
Sun 18 September 3:00pm
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When does our expression go from homage to appropriation to downright theft?

From musical borrowings to dance-moves, from clothing and art to stories and ideas, it’s time to talk about where to draw the line between legitimate cultural exchanges and damaging cultural appropriation. As we see more clearly how power shapes culture, the relationship between artistic freedom and protecting culture is shifting rapidly. With the court of social media always ready to prosecute, it’s time for a bigger discussion about who owns culture, who is stealing it, who is entitled to borrow, and how to pay a fair price.

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The Guardian

Luara Ferracioli

Dr Luara Ferracioli is Senior Lecturer in Political Philosophy at the University of Sydney. She grew up in Brazil but moved to Australia in 2006. Her main areas of research are the ethics of immigration and family justice. She is the author of Liberal Self-Determination in a World of Migration (New York: Oxford University Press, 2022).

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Daniel Browning

Daniel Browning is an Aboriginal journalist, radio broadcaster, documentary maker, sound artist and writer. Currently, he is the ABC’s Editor of Indigenous Radio and presents The Art Show on Radio National, the national broadcaster’s specialist arts and journalism network. A visual arts graduate, Daniel is also a widely-published freelance arts writer and former guest editor of Artlink Indigenous, an occasional series of the quarterly Australian contemporary arts journal. He is the inaugural curator of Blak Box, a specially-designed sound pavilion commissioned by UTP, which amplifies the voices of First Nations artists. His anthology of collected writing on contemporary Indigenous art to be published by Magabala Books is forthcoming. Daniel is a descendant of the Bundjalung and Kullilli peoples of far northern New South Wales and south-western Queensland.

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