Conference Registrations Open

Registrations are now open for the Public Pedagogies Institute 2022 conference – Sometimes Connect.


The annual conference of the Public Pedagogies Institute. The theme of this year’s conference is Sometimes Connect which seeks to explore what constitutes connection, how can alliances be built, what are the affordances for social change and what are moments of discord? The conference will include presentations, panel discussions and workshops, with a range of opportunities for participation. 

The conference will take place over two days and attendees are welcome to attend on one or both days. The conference is free for current students and there is a reduced fee for low income earners.


Thursday 24 November – Friday 25 November 2022


Victoria University Polytechnic, Footscray Nicholson Campus
238A Nicholson Street, Footscray

Keynote Speaker

Marnie Badham, artist-researcher

With a 25-year history of art and justice practice in both Canada and Australia, Marnie’s research sits at the intersection of socially engaged art practice, participatory methodologies, and the politics of cultural measurement. Through aesthetic and dialogic forms of encounter and exchange, Marnie’s collaborative social practices bring together disparate groups of people (artists, communities, industry, local government) in dialogue to examine and affect local issues.

Her recent collaborations include a participatory public performance following extreme weather events in the Dandenong Ranges; public art commissioning development on Wurundjeri and Bunurong Country with Vicki Couzens; expanded curation projects on food-art-politics; and a series of creative cartographies registering emotion in public space in the Yarra Ranges (AUS), Kamloops (CAN), and Cape Breton Island (CAN). Her book The Social Life of Artist Residencies: connecting with people and place not your own is soon to be released.

Marnie is a Chief Investigator on the Australian Research Council Linkage Project Ambitious and Fair: towards a sustainable visual arts sector and contributes to industry standards on public art commissioning, artist residencies, and arts funding. She is Senior Lecturer at the School of Art, RMIT University.

Marnie Badham