Arts activism for refugees

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Arts activist Scotia Monkivitch has devised performances and installations to poetically engage the public in a dialogue and bring to the fore the inequalities when borders are enforced.

Image: www.walkingborders.net

Australia’s Operation Sovereign Borders fiercely demarcates the coastline of Australia as a closed border to any outsiders – boasted loudly and clearly through “NO WAY YOU WILL MAKE AUSTRALIA HOME” campaign posters. Such hostility unashamedly communicates the limits of the Australian Government’s care for those seeking refuge.

Dr Louise Phillips & Dr Carles Gutierrez-Sanfeliu

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