Staff and students in Swinburne's Department of Social Sciences are raising funds for refugees with a screening of The Staging Post: A story of refugee resilience. The Staging Post follows two Afghan Hazara refugees, Muzafar and Khadim. Stuck in Indonesia after Australia 'stopped the boats' and facing many years in limbo, they built a community... Continue Reading →
By Sayema Rezai Third year student, Sayema Rezai, has put together a photo essay of her time on the Cultural Study tour led by Sal Clark and Kythera Watson-Bonnice. Hover over the photos to read the descriptions.
Locations include Jakarta (economic hub of Indonesia) and Yogyakarta (cultural capital of Indonesia). Students have the chance to learn about social and political issues facing one of Australia’s closest neighbours in an immersive and self-led environment. The tour includes the opportunity to work closely with local Javanese university students, visit sites of cultural and historical... Continue Reading →
Here we print a guest blog post by Harrison Lowe who is currently on exchange at Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. By Harrison Lowe Before I came here I was aware that there was an upcoming election. When I arrived here, I was reminded of the upcoming election by the flags and posters... Continue Reading →