Strengthening community resilience through innovative creative arts-led strategies
This project aims to support co-created community adaptation to climate change by establishing a Creativity and Community Resilience Studio at Dookie campus, the home of the Victoria Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub. In partnership with Melbourne Climate Futures at the University of Melbourne and the federally-funded Victoria Drought Hub, this project will situate creative-led strategies and arts practices at the centre of efforts to strengthen community resilience in the face of future climatic change. Drawing on both these already established partnerships and research experience already gained in urban resilience strategies, the Creativity and Community Resilience Studio will be focused on breaking down the boundaries between campus and community knowledges in a regional and agricultural setting.
The Creativity and Community Resilience Studio acknowledges the Traditional Ownership of the Yorta Yorta people on whose land this project is taking place, at the Dookie Campus of the University of Melbourne. The project is a collaboration between Dookie campus researchers from the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences and community members from the Greater Shepparton region, supported by the Centre of Visual Art, Melbourne Climate Futures and the Victoria Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub.
Drawing on existing studies and evidence and contributing a vital new conceptual framing
Using expanded ideas of time and collaboration, centering Australian Indigenous knowledges